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Only Ten Percent of Alcoholics Prescribed Medication

By Shawn Dwyer

An analysis of over a hundred case studies showed that alcoholics were denied medications proven to help overcome addiction if only because their benefits are not widely known. MORE  

‘Growing Pains’ Jeremy Miller Talks About Addiction

By Shawn Dwyer

The former child star opened up about his alcohol addiction, which began when he was just four years old. MORE  

A Moderate Proposal on Moderation

By Amy Dresner

Finally making a year sober AGAIN after 20 years of relapsing, I wake up to an article telling me I didn't need to be abstinent after all.  Not so helpful.  A rebuttal from somebody who's been abstinent with and without AA.   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  

Can a Pill Cure Gambling Addiction?

By McCarton Ackerman

Problem gamblers will be the subject of an upcoming trial of the "anti-addiction" drug Naltrexone. 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  

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  

Cocktail of Meds Could Treat Coke Addiction

By Maia Szalavitz

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

Heroin Spike Hits Missouri Rehab

By Hunter R. Slaton

A rehab president tells The Fix that Rx pain meds and Mexican cartels are to blame. MORE  

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