addiction

Judge Orders County to Offer OUD Meds to All Jailed Patients, in US First

A New York district judge has ordered upstate Jefferson County to offer medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) to all…

May 25, 2022

No, My Prescribed Opioid Use Was Not a “Relapse”

Society tends to view banned drugs and their use in binary terms. People who disclose drug use are instantly assumed…

May 11, 2022

Canada to Fund Research on Psilocybin for Substance Use Disorder

Applications have opened for Canadian researchers seeking federal funding to study psilocybin treatments for substance use disorder (SUD), as well…

May 3, 2022

When Putin Labels Zelensky a “Drug Addict,” It Implicates the Wider World

After two months, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has directly caused unknown tens of thousands of deaths, with widespread evidence of…

May 2, 2022

As a Methadone Patient, I Demand No Return to the Pre-COVID Status Quo

COVID-19 made us rethink how and why we were doing all kinds of things simply out of routine. Why do…

April 20, 2022

Vulnerable People Are Dying in Unregulated Recovery Houses

Dawn Troutt, of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, lost her 38-year-old son to a fentanyl-involved overdose on July 22, 2019. Her son,…

April 5, 2022

Non-Substance Addictions Are Key to Understanding What Drugs Don’t Do

The parents of a 13-year-old middle school student brought their son to a counselor of my acquaintance. “He spends all…

March 23, 2022

How My Drinking Was Used to Deny Me Treatment for Depression

Five years ago, I called the hotline for adult psychological services at a major university hospital’s psychiatry department. After completing…

March 7, 2022

San Francisco Hospital Program Offers Harm Reduction to Patients

In some hospitals in the United States, doctors will send people home with prescriptions for opioid use disorder medications like…

February 24, 2022

Proposed Drug-Decrim Ballot Initiative All Set in Washington State

Washington State activists have filed a proposed ballot initiative that would remove criminal penalties for simple drug possession and direct…

February 8, 2022