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    SAMHSA’s Absurd Criteria for Identifying “Stable” Methadone Patients

    For decades, methadone reform advocates have tried to loosen or remove the highly restrictive ...

    Filter in 2019: A Dramatic Year in Drug Policy

    This year has been a turbulent one in drug policy, harm reduction and human ...

    Welcome to Kava Culture: A Spreading Alternative to Reduce Anxiety

    Bula!—which means “life” or “to live”—is the traditional exclamation before drinking kava tea in ...

    A San Francisco Man Is Currently in Jail for Eating a Cookie in Rehab

    San Francisco Superior Court Judge Michael Begert is probably feeling lucky that he is ...

    Inside the Controversy Over a Progressive Georgia Mayor’s Court System

    Clarkston, Georgia is undeniably a small city, with about 13,000 residents. But it packs ...

    Veteran’s Case Shows How Diversion Courts Punish Poverty

    Joseph McCabe, a military veteran from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, fell on hard times. In ...

    Why Opioid Pharma Hatred Is Overblown and Harmful

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

    Who Still Prosecutes People for Possessing Syringes?

    Programs that provide sterile syringes in exchange for used ones for people who use ...

    New York’s Substance Use Disorder Information-Sharing Consent Form for Patients

    This is the consent form for disclosure of a patient’s methadone and other health ...