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Florida’s Marchman Act: Why Involuntary Commitment Works

By Jessica Zimmer

Mandating addicts to treatment often prevents later incarceration. MORE  

One Man’s War for the Medical Treatment of Addiction

By Matthew Leichter

Naltrexone is a 30-year old drug therapy for addiction. This medical solution has been dismissed by most, but Percy Menzies is fighting back. MORE  

Florida Proposes Measures to Treat Mentally Ill Inmates

By Desiree Bowie

The Department of Corrections will seek to reform how prisons handle inmates suffering from mental illness. MORE  

The Best Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder Your Addiction Counselor Isn’t Telling You

By Matthew Leichter

Pharmacological solutions for alcohol use disorder are often met with disdain, despite clinical studies supporting them as the most effective solutions by far. MORE  

Can Deep Brain Stimulation Cure Addiction?

By Jeanene Swanson

This relatively simple neurosurgical procedure can be used to treat a variety of disorders originating from abnormal brain activity such as Parkinson's, OCD, Tourette's, and more. So why does nobody know about it? MORE  

UN Report: MJ Legalization Increased Problem Use in the US

By Bryan Le

Legalization has led younger people to perceive cannabis as less of a health risk, which has led to increased use and abuse in the U.S. MORE  

Former Addict Goes From Homelessness To Magna Cum Laude

By McCarton Ackerman

Daney Hill lived under a highway overpass struggling with substance abuse, but she picked up the pieces and earned high honors in college with a degree in business. MORE  

Poll Shows Americans Prefer Treatment Over Jail For Drug Abusers

By McCarton Ackerman

The change in attitude toward drugs and drug users was spurred in part by a more relaxed view on marijuana, though most still don't want it in their community. MORE  

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  

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  

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