opioids

NY County Sued for Illegally Denying Person OUD Meds in Jail

A lawsuit accuses a New York county jail of repeatedly denying a man held there his medication for opioid use…

April 12, 2024

Protonitazepyne and Medetomidine? More Unfamiliar Drugs in Our Supply

North America’s unregulated drug supply has grown ever more unpredictable, which often means deadly. Since the arrival of fentanyl, the…

April 9, 2024

An Instructive Experience With Opium Poppy Tea

Like many overthinkers and traumatized people, I sleep poorly. My insomnia sometimes worsens to the point that I feel the…

March 28, 2024

Daily Methadone Clinic Dosing Creates Rural Transportation Nightmare

Heather Strong lives in a rural area of Maine, and can’t afford a car. She also uses methadone. So to…

March 21, 2024

With New Final Methadone Rule, SAMHSA Isn’t Coming to Save Us

People on methadone in the United States have been thrown under the bus yet again amid the continuing devastation of…

February 13, 2024

Bill Seeks to Ring-Fence States’ Spending of Opioid Settlement Cash

State governments shouldn't be stashing opioid settlement money in their general funds, say the lawmakers behind a bill in Congress.…

January 24, 2024

Kentucky Shelves Plan to Use Opioid Settlement Cash for Ibogaine Pilot

A plan in Kentucky to create an ibogaine treatment and research pilot with opioid settlement funding has run aground. It…

January 9, 2024

Neither Snake Oil Nor Silver Bullet: Ibogaine for Opioid Use Disorder

“But as fascinating as the pharmacology of ibogaine [is], it is the chemistry of this alkaloid that is overwhelmingly awesome.”…

December 15, 2023

Comic Designed to Boost Health Care for Veterans Who Use Drugs

A group of researchers have developed a comic designed to encourage veterans and health care providers to work together to…

December 12, 2023

Cannabis Legalization Linked to Reduced Tobacco, Alcohol Use in Young Adults

Another federally funded study is suggesting that marijuana legalization may be linked to a “substitution effect,” with young adults in…

November 30, 2023