opioids

Court Reins In Social Workers’ Power in Drug-War Child Removals

Social workers are overlooked actors in the drug war, separating parents who use drugs from their children, often regardless of…

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When Methadone Clinics Support Patients Who Use Marijuana

Methadone patients face many harsh restrictions. Among them, clinics frequently test for and punish cannabis use, including by withdrawing services—even when…

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Study: Stopping Long-Term Opioid Prescriptions Associated With Veterans’ Deaths

For years, pain patient activists have been sounding the alarm about the consequences of abruptly halting people's access to opioid…

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Some Residents, Officials Gang Up Against Syringe Exchange in Chico, CA

People who use drugs in Chico, California have faced opposition in obtaining sterile harm reduction supplies. Following residents' complaints about…

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Naloxone Now Used as Evidence to Prosecute Indiana OD Victims

An Indiana county attorney and police chief are working together to prosecute people who have suffered overdoses with felonies—and to…

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My Friend Died Because of Philly’s Addiction-Treatment Smoking Ban

I met Bobby in 2011, when we were both residents in a local recovery house. Bobby was 19 years old…

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Utah Woman Heralded for Naloxone Save, But State Doesn’t Fund Distribution

The man is lying on a sidewalk, experiencing an opioid overdose. You recognize the signs, and know exactly what he…

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Study: Opioid Substitution Meds, Not Detox, Prevent Overdose

The only treatment interventions associated with reducing an opioid use disorder patient's overdose risk are buprenorphine and methadone, according to…

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South Carolina Bid to Increase Naloxone Access in People’s Homes

You walk out of the South Carolina sun into an air-conditioned pharmacy, ready to pick up the hydrocodone and Xanax…

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After a $145 Million Opioid Kickback Settlement, Can We Trust Our Doctors?

By the time of their September 2015 meeting, they knew they weren’t working on a project to merely study opioid…

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