addiction

Advocates Condemn California’s New Forced-Treatment Law

On September 14, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment (CARE) Act into law. The legislation…

September 16, 2022

How 12-Step Programs Became Embedded in US Hospitals

When I first went through treatment for an alcohol problem back in the 1990s, I was shocked to find out…

September 7, 2022

How Deep Does New Jersey’s Anti-Stigma Messaging Really Run?

Counties across the state of New Jersey trumpet their commitment to ending stigma against people with addiction. In 2018, for…

July 21, 2022

Inebriate Asylums to Narcotic Farms: Addiction Treatment’s Cruel Roots

Kenneth Anderson founded HAMS (Harm Reduction, Abstinence and Moderation Support) in 2007 as a free online support group for people…

July 7, 2022

Quitting Kratom Reminded Me How Little Drugs Have to Do With Addiction

“I admitted I was powerless over my addiction” is a phrase I only uttered under extreme duress, monitored by a…

June 23, 2022

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