The Story of a Blackout Benzo Addict
The blissful escape of benzodiazepines helped me cope with depression and anxiety, but my life ended up falling apart around me.
America's Rich and Powerful Have Permission Slips to Get High
From politicians to business executives, America's drug policy is set up to give recreational access to (white) people with status and money—and screw everyone else.
The Long, Strange History of Psychotropic Drugs in America
From insane asylums to Lithium and Prozac to a future that may be increasingly about mushrooms and LSD.
We Asked People Why They Avoid the Doctor
"I’d rather take some NyQuil and be done with it.”
How Xanax Became the British Teenager's Drug of Choice
With counterfeit Xanax readily available on the dark web, a generation of teenagers have found out the hard way that the pills aren't as easygoing as they first thought.
The Dangers of Taking PPIs for Acid Reflux
There might be serious consequences to taking these drugs long-term.
Walmart Is Making It Safer to Throw Away Prescription Painkillers
More than 65 percent of people who misuse prescription opioids get them from family and friends.
Going After Weed in the Middle of a Deadly Opioid Crisis Is Insane
Jeff Sessions just unleashed federal prosecutors despite a massive amount of evidence that weed is associated with fewer fatal overdoses.
A Vote on Ohio Prescription Drug Prices Could Change Health Care Nationwide
On November 7, Ohio voters will decide to vote “yes” or “no” on drug price caps. The result of the vote has wide implications for how Americans negotiate prescription drugs.
Maryland Has a Plan to Fight Soaring Drug Prices
It could provide a cut-and-paste model for the rest of the country to follow.
Even After Overdosing, Most Pain Patients Still Get Opioids
It didn't matter if the overdose was on heroin or prescription painkillers.
What Trump's National Opioid Emergency Should Look Like
The president should strip away the red tape preventing people from getting methadone or buprenorphine, which are proven to reduce opioid overdose.