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Is Nalmefene the 'Magic Bullet' for Alcoholism?

By Paul Gaita

After spending decades in testing limbo, nalmefene may finally prove to be a viable option to curb heavy alcohol consumption. MORE  

Sober Living Homes Are Too "Clean"

By Anne M. Fletcher

I was heartened by Matthew Perry's openness about addiction—but then dismayed by his sober living home's backward thinking on maintenance drugs. Such policies are illegal, as well as unethical. MORE  

NyQuil Was My Gateway Drug

By Randi Newton

There's a reason they call it robo-tripping. I'm now eight years clean of the syrup. MORE  

Two Nurses Who Volunteered for PHP Programs

By Anne M. Fletcher

Hope M. is a nurse whose job required her to be on the road much of the time. When she realized that her drinking had gotten the best of her, she voluntarily went to a prominent residential rehab and informed her employer (who had never expressed concerns about her drinking). She subsequently went to an outpatient program and faithfully attended two AA meetings a week. MORE  

The Wrong Rx for Addicted Doctors

By Anne M. Fletcher

When health-care professionals with drug or alcohol problems get caught—or admit they have a problem—they often are mandated to monitoring programs. But these "PHPs" aren't all they're cracked up to be. MORE  

Drinking More Than You’d Like? Try the Cage Test

By Dirk Hanson

Four simple questions, devised in 1970, still serve as useful predictive tools for alcoholism. MORE  

Why Doctors Don’t Treat Addiction

By Dirk Hanson

Physician training in drug and alcohol abuse is almost nonexistent. New hospital addiction residencies will help. MORE  

Phoenix House Partners with U. of Pennsylvania

By Dirk Hanson

Phoenix House teams up with academia in search of scientific solutions to drug problems. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

Matthew Perry Heads Back to Rehab, Ron Paul's Alleged Scheme to Legalize Heroin, Lindsay Lohan's Alcohol Slip, and a Plan to Drug-Test the Entire Nation of Russia. MORE  

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With worldwide overdoses on the rise, the World Health Organization laid out guidelines for countries to expand access to the lifesaving antidote.

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The results of the first therapeutic study in 40 years saw a marked difference in subjects receiving a substantial dose of LSD.

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Can Coffee Reduce Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction?

Researchers found that caffeine can potentially block changes in the brain caused by cocaine, particularly in women.

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