opioids

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

SAMHSA’s National Drug Use Survey Has a Fentanyl Problem

Up through 2021, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) national drug use survey didn't include illicit fentanyl.…

November 16, 2023

Opioid Settlement Funds: Will “Once-in-a-Generation” Chance Be Wasted?

As opioid settlement dollars start rolling into jurisdictions across the United States, debate has intensified around how they should be…

September 11, 2023

A Daughter’s Life and Death, Seen Through a Harm Reduction Lens

The book Addicted and Convicted: Letters from a Lost Daughter, published in August, tells the story of how Elizabeth Elliot…

September 6, 2023

Afghanistan’s Poppy Ban May Fail. Its Success Could Bring Global Crisis.

For decades, the war-torn country of Afghanistan has been the world’s largest producer of illicit opiates (opium, heroin and morphine).…

August 30, 2023

People Who Inject Drugs and Harm Reduction: a Global Perspective

Approximately 15 million people inject drugs, according to the best available evidence—equivalent to three in every 1,000 people on the…

August 17, 2023

Cannabis “Significantly” Associated With Lower Unregulated Opioid Use

A new federally funded study has found that marijuana is “significantly” associated with reduced opioid cravings for people using them…

August 11, 2023