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Suboxone: Trading One Prison Cell for Another

By Dee Crash

Suboxone seemed like a get-out-of-jail-free card, the answer to my opiate addiction. Instead, I had a new ten-year addiction, complete with thinning hair and lost motivation. MORE  

So You Thought You Could Get Off Suboxone?

By Dawn Roberts

Why is there no official medical protocol to detox addicts off of Suboxone? The Fix goes to the pharmaceutical companies for answers. 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  

Proposed Bill Would Allow Doctors to Help More Addicts

By Paul Gaita

The Democratic TREAT Act would increase the number of addicted patients doctors could see while providing opioid medications like Suboxone. MORE  

The Suboxone Addict You Never Knew Existed

By Daniel Mulligan

Suboxone is the only drug I've ever been addicted to. Seven years later, I'm still trying to wean myself off. MORE  

How I Quit Suboxone

By Dillon Murphy

A doctor prescribed me suboxone to help free me of my heroin addiction. I was addicted to that cure for eight years—longer than I used heroin. Then I found a way out. 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  

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  

Cameron Douglas Writes from Prison, Demanding Change

By Victoria Kim

Michael Douglas' son, incarcerated for drug crimes, slams the system for its treatment of addicts. MORE  

Howard Josepher, Recovery Rebel

By Sally Chew

Before getting clean, "Howie" was a junkie with a gun, dealing and stealing. Since the '80s, his nonprofit has helped thousands of the neediest addicts—even if he had to break the rules along the way. MORE  

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Former Soldier Re-Enlists to Fight Addiction in the Military

Frank Greenagel has returned to active duty in order to wage war against the growing scourge of drug addiction in the military.

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Kentucky Teens Impacted By Drug Abuse Eligible For College Scholarship

Once again, the Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship and the Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to high school students affected by drugs.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Contributing to Greater Naloxone Access

The actor's death has triggered dozens of states to enact naloxone programs and Good Samaritan laws.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

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Divorced or Separated Women Report Higher Stress and More Drug Use Than Men

Women who had ended their marriages reported higher levels of drug and alcohol use as a means to relieve stress.

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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