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“Administrative Detox” From Methadone Sums Up System’s Cruelty

I got a distressing phone call one morning from a comrade in our local mutual aid network in Michigan. I’ll…

June 8, 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

The Methadone Clinic System Needs Abolition, Not a Tepid Reform Bill

Peter Vanderkloot’s groundbreaking article—Methadone: Medicine, Harm Reduction or Social Control—hit me hard. As a social worker, I helped people who…

May 23, 2022

The Ways We “Monsterize” Drug Use, Pain and People

[This article is an adapted excerpt from On Opium: Pain, Pleasure, and Other Matters of Substance, which was published in…

November 30, 2021

We Must Address the Overdose Crisis With the Same Focus as COVID-19

The United States is simultaneously experiencing two devastating public health crises—the COVID-19 pandemic and the overdose epidemic. As the rates…

June 21, 2021

The Methadone Manifesto: A Powerful Blow Against the Clinic System

The Methadone Manifesto is a brilliant, badass, long-overdue gut punch to the antiquated US methadone clinic system. Written by members…

May 12, 2021

Mary Jeanne Kreek: A Methadone Pioneer Who Cared Deeply About Patients

  I will never forget the first time I got to speak to Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek in a personal…

April 12, 2021

Illinois Methadone Patients Could Be First to Have Privacy Rolled Back After SAMHSA Rule-Change

An Illinois Senator appears to be the first state lawmaker to push for a bill that would make a controversial…

March 29, 2021

In Upstate New York, a Jail Keeps Blocking Access to Lifesaving OUD Meds

[This story is published in partnership with New York Focus, an independent, investigative news site covering New York state and…

March 26, 2021

Extending Telehealth Bupe Past the Pandemic Wouldn’t Require Congress

Before our telehealth appointment ended one day last summer, my buprenorphine doctor asked me if going for monthly urine screens…

March 22, 2021