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Medicaid Policies Restrict Opioid Addiction Treatment

By McCarton Ackerman

Some experts say limited access to opioid addiction meds could put addicts' lives in danger. MORE  

What Addiction Treatment Really Needs

By Dr. A. Tom Horvath

The field of addiction has to get it together. This modest proposal offers five places to start, from individualizing treatment to professionalizing treaters. MORE  

The Beginning of the End of the Abstinence Rule?

By Maia Szalavitz

When Hazelden realized traditional treatment for young opiate-painkiller addicts was failing, it introduced maintenance therapy. Only a week later, the backlash has begun. MORE  

Why the Resistance to Addiction Meds?

By Sacha Z. Scoblic

Medical intervention can dramatically increase recovery success rates. But without an attitude adjustment in the rooms and most rehabs, new and better drugs will remain elusive. 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  

Are Methadone Moms Unfit to Keep Their Babies?

By Maia Szalavitz

When an addict gets pregnant, doctors advise her to do methadone, not go cold turkey. But to child welfare officials, the woman is still a junkie—and a danger to her newborn.  MORE  

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Methadone

By Maia Szalavitz

Just like ex-junkie Russell Brand, I used to believe that “maintenance” was as bad—if not worse—than active addiction. Here’s how I came to understand how fatally wrong I was. MORE  

Cocktail of Meds Could Treat Coke Addiction

By Maia Szalavitz

Combining buprenorphine with naltrexone produces highly promising results in a rat study. MORE  

Should There Be Such a Thing as Addict Pride?

By Maia Szalavitz

People with autism embraced the idea of "neurodiversity" to celebrate their condition as a positive identity, not a disease and disability. Should addicts do the same? MORE  

Why Addiction Treatment Is a Disaster

By Maia Szalavitz

If addiction is a medical disease, why have we abandoned it to untrained counselors, unproven treatments and unaccountable programs? MORE  

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Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an.

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With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal.

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New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.

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4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted Your Smartphone

Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again.

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Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem?

Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts.

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