Alison Knopf Alison Knopf

    Alison has written about substance use for more than 30 years. She has also written for many years about medical coding. A freelance writer, she is also the editor of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly, and managing editor of Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology Update and Child & Adolescent Behavior Letter—all published by WILEY. She also writes for Addiction Treatment Forum.

    SUD Patients’ Confidentiality a Quiet Victim of the CARES Act

    It took COVID-19 to do what the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ...

    Second Woman Reports Sexual Assault by TSA in Orlando

    A Transport Security Administration (TSA) officer sexually assaulted me during a “search” at Orlando ...

    How the TSA Has Stonewalled My Follow-Up to Being Sexually Assaulted

    Last fall, a Transportation Security Administration agent sexually assaulted me at Orlando International Airport. ...

    The Formidable Challenge of Understanding Pain

    Whether you consider opioids to be the gold standard for treating pain or a ...

    The Ethical Quagmire of Conducting Drug Trials With Incarcerated People

    Using human beings as “guinea pigs” for unethical experiments becomes so much easier when ...

    Cannabis for Opioid Use Disorder: What Do Experts and Patients Say?

    Cannabis works as a treatment for opioid use disorder, according to many patients and ...

    A TSA Officer Sexually Assaulted Me: Know Your Rights

    The first person I interviewed for this story⁠—days before I knew I would write ...

    Why Opioid Pharma Hatred Is Overblown and Harmful

    Opioid pharma—manufacturers of medications designed to relieve pain—has been under the gun ever since ...