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9.19.19

Ed Buck's Alleged Violence Has Been an Open Secret for Years

Multiple people assert that Buck was savvy enough to know whose victimhood would stay out of the headlines.

9.16.19

Why Purdue Pharma's Bankruptcy Won't Save the Sacklers, the Billionaire Family Behind OxyContin

Several states have already sued — or vowed to sue — the family directly.

6.5.19

The Mysterious Consequences of Repeatedly Overdosing on Opioids

Experts are concerned we'll see a rise in brain damage among people who survive multiple ODs in the age of fentanyl.

5.16.19

Heroin Overdose Parties Are a Dehumanizing Myth

“Narcan parties” are just another part of the narrative that vilifies people who use the drugs our nation has chosen to criminalize.

4.15.19

The New Report on Kratom Overdoses Is Scary But Kind of Misleading

Almost all of those who tested positive for kratom also tested positive for other substances.

3.22.19

The billionaire family behind OxyContin is finally having its moment of reckoning​

More than 500 cities, counties, and Native American tribes just slapped the Sackler family with another lawsuit.

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2.13.19

Emergency Rooms Often Don't Do Enough for People Who Survive an Overdose

Only a small percentage of people who survived an opioid overdose in West Virginia received some form of addiction treatment in the next year, according to a new analysis. Experts say the findings underscore a national disconnect.

1.18.19

The more drugmakers wowed doctors with gifts and lunches, the more people died of drug overdoses, study shows

"Our findings suggest that direct-to-physician opioid marketing may counter current national efforts to reduce the number of opioids prescribed."

11.13.18

What It's Like to Run the Biggest Drug Encyclopedia in the World

Kenan Sulayman's website PsychonautWiki is an online resource for information on more than 300 hallucinogens.

10.23.18

Here's Fresh Evidence the Drug War Is a 'Horrific Failure'

"The international drug control system promised a world free of drugs, but has delivered the exact opposite."

10.11.18

The Tragic Story of How an Addiction Podcast Grew into a Recovery Community

After the overdose death of a ‘Dopey Podcast’ host, a founder shares the show’s unlikely path to popularity.

10.11.18

Getting Sober Means Realizing That You Are Enough

Heroine is an escape, a relief, a safe space. Giving it up means facing all the fear, rage, and terror you’ve been running from.

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