alcohol

Alcohol-Related Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic

A new study by researchers with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveals that alcohol-related deaths in the United States…

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

Alcohol and Dementia: Why the Evidence Has Been Suppressed

A familiar substance has repeatedly been associated with protection against dementia. But we’re not allowed to learn that. Instead, government…

December 20, 2021

How Key Early Ideas Helped Shape Today’s Harm Reduction Movement

[This article is excerpted from UNDOING DRUGS: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction, by Maia…

November 23, 2021

Why the ACLU Is Taking On Wyoming’s Pretrial “24/7 Sobriety” Program

Criminologists and, increasingly, local court systems love the idea of “swift, certain and fair” punishments for drug use (including alcohol) by…

November 22, 2021

“Opioid Reckoning”: Oral Histories of the Complex Origins of Rehab

Language around addiction has changed so quickly in the past few years that Rose decided to change the name of…

October 26, 2021

Former GOP Rep. Endorses Psilocybin Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

A former Republican congresswoman is touting the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics, sharing the story of how a close family friend…

September 21, 2021

Warn That Alcohol Causes Cancer? Add That Drinkers Live Longer.

“There is no safe level of alcohol,” WHO Europe headlined in 2018. “Zero alcohol consumption minimizes the overall risk of…

September 20, 2021

Drug Use Is Perfectly Compatible With Good Parenting

Many of us are parenting while using drugs. Sometimes with a single drink at dinner; sometimes with criminalized substances; sometimes…

June 2, 2021

“Another Round”—A Nuanced Picture of Our Relationships With Alcohol

You’re in a bar, when the night seems close to ending but nobody really wants it to. Someone asks: “Should…

April 1, 2021