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Brain Restoration: ‘Too Good To Be True’ for Addiction and Disease?

By Royce Amy Morales

Could megadoses of energy-giving NAD—which allegedly relieves withdrawal symptoms, flushes out stored drugs in the body and replenishes balance in the brain—really be the cure-all for addiction as well as many other diseases and mental health disorders? MORE  

Substance Abuse Issues and Mental Disorders

By Jeanene Swanson

Fifty percent of general psychiatric patients also have a substance use disorder. But what's the status of good treatment for these "co-occurring disorders?" MORE  

Doing Cocaine Drastically Increases Risk of Stroke

By Bryan Le

In just twenty-four hours after snorting, researchers found that cocaine users are seven times more likely to suffer from a stroke. MORE  

3D Printing Could Revolutionize Drugs

By Bryan Le

Downloadable, DIY drugs could soon make the idea of "controlled substances" a thing of the past. MORE  

What Rx Painkillers Cost the US

By Bryan Le

The numbers starkly illustrate the financial and human costs of the "opioid economy." MORE  

Too Many Doctors Still Get Addiction Wrong

By Anna David

When I was an active addict, my interactions with medical professionals harmed rather than helped me. Sadly, I'm far from alone. MORE  

Antabuse May Also Beat Brain Tumors

By Valerie Tejeda

The alcoholism drug has been found to fight glioblastoma, a common and deadly form of brain cancer. MORE  

Cocaine for Snowblindness—and Other Antarctic Remedies

By Bryan Le

In a bygone era, South Pole explorers filled their first-aid kits with a bevy of now-illicit substances. MORE  

Veterinarians With Drug Problems Go Undiscovered, Untreated

By Dirk Hanson

Addicted veterinarians fear being stigmatized and losing their licenses in a profession with few formal programs for dealing with substance abuse. MORE  

The Nurse Jackie Syndrome

By Dirk Hanson

When 140 substance-abusing nurses and pharmacists in California failed their drug tests recently, everyone thought they'd get the ax. Instead, a series of"improper test procedures" will allow them all to keep their jobs. MORE  

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