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Jennifer Matesa

Is AA a Cult, or a Culture?

By Jennifer Matesa

For every quasi-authoritarian 12-step meeting, I’ve gone to more than a dozen other more equitable ones. MORE  

Ex-Hospital Worker David Kwiatkowski Sentenced to 39 Years

By Jennifer Matesa

The former itinerant cardiac technologist was sentenced for infecting 30 patients with Hepatitis C at the Exeter, N.H. hospital where he worked. MORE  

Trapped on Suboxone

By Jennifer Matesa

Suboxone, touted as a miracle drug to help ease addiction to heroin, does not need to become your next addiction MORE  

The Hospital Tech Who Stole Needles

By Jennifer Matesa

David Kwiatkowski worked as a technician at dozens of US hospitals. He was also a fentanyl addict who infected countless patients with Hepatitis C. Now experts may turn to a hidden asset to prevent a repeat: recovering drug addicts. MORE  

Reckitt Pulls Its Suboxone Tablets From the US Market

By Jennifer Matesa

The pharma giant says its decision is due to concerns over child safety—not a desire to promote its more profitable Suboxone films. MORE  

This Fall in Drugs: Higher-Dose Suboxone Films

By Jennifer Matesa

A major pharma company is rolling out new opioid-blocking films that will melt in your mouth. MORE  

Survey Shows Drug-Infested US High Schools

By Jennifer Matesa

Using and dealing is rampant in schools, according to a major CASAColumbia survey—and social media seems to contribute. MORE  

Is Your Kid an Addict?

By Jennifer Matesa

Addiction to drugs and booze are leading teenagers to the ER at a skyrocketing rate. How can you help them before they get there—and how much blame lies with the parents? MORE  

Meet the "Robin Hood" of Suboxone

By Jennifer Matesa

Albuquerque's "Mystery Man" hawks the detox drug Suboxone to addicts at a price they can afford. But is he right? MORE  

When Old Age and Addiction Collide

By Jennifer Matesa

A startlingly fast-growing number of baby boomers and retirees are falling victim to America's next wave of addiction. Think Medicare covers drug treatment? Think again. MORE  

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