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Kentucky Inmate Dies From Methadone-Soaked Underwear

By McCarton Ackerman

Corey McQueary died after another inmate returned to jail with the drug-soaked contraband. MORE  

Addicts Benefit From British Columbia's Methadone Program

By McCarton Ackerman

A new report shows that the program is saving both lives and money. MORE  

Vietnam Officials Slam 'Failure' Of Community-Based Drug Treatment

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite offering a cheap way for addicts to get clean, Vietnam's first community-based treatment center has seen most of its patients drop out. MORE  

Methadone Dose Confirmed as Cause of Death of Young Ohio Girl

By Victoria Kim

For three years, Amya Hawthorne's health deteriorated following a devastating dose of methadone given to her by a family friend. MORE  

North Korean Drug Trafficking Causing Addiction Epidemic

By McCarton Ackerman

While North Korea's hand in drug smuggling is hardly news, a new report shows just how widespread addiction is in the isolated communist nation. MORE  

'Candy Man' Drug Doctor Faces New Suit For Overprescribing Pain Meds

By Paul Gaita

Doctor Julio Diaz was previously arrested in 2012 following a DEA investigation into the fatal overdose deaths of 11 patients. 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  

How Addiction Treatment Killed Cory Monteith

By Maia Szalavitz

From his first rehab in his early teens to the intervention staged by Glee co-creater Ryan Murphy in March, the star was failed in every possible way by an abstinence-only recovery culture. 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  

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  

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