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WA Ballot Measure to Decriminalize Drugs Has Early Poll Lead

As a signature drive kicks off in Washington State to qualify a drug decriminalization measure for November’s ballot, newly released…

May 2, 2022

Vulnerable People Are Dying in Unregulated Recovery Houses

Dawn Troutt, of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, lost her 38-year-old son to a fentanyl-involved overdose on July 22, 2019. Her son,…

April 5, 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

One Year on, Oregon Drug Decriminalization Is Boosting Harm Reduction and Housing

February 1 marks the one-year anniversary since Measure 110 took effect in Oregon, decriminalizing low-level drug possession and increasing funding…

February 1, 2022

Insurers Illegally Denying Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Benefits

The US Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and the Treasury released a report on January 25 that suggests…

January 25, 2022

An Opioid Vaccine Is Not the Answer

In 1974, scientists at the University of Chicago immunized a rhesus monkey against morphine. After training the monkey to self-administer…

January 10, 2022

Almost None of NC’s Drug Treatment Grant Recipients Offer Medication

North Carolina's latest state budget allocated millions of dollars to organizations that will facilitate treatment for substance use disorder (SUD).…

December 31, 2021

Court-Ordered Into AA? You Could Use The Satanic Temple Instead.

Two-and-a-half years after a bad relationship left her homeless, and 16 months after Child Protective Services took her children, Stephanie…

December 29, 2021

Philly’s Addiction-Treatment Smoking Ban Ends, Leaving Bitter Taste

The horribly misguided smoking and vaping ban in Philadelphia’s city-funded drug treatment programs, including outdoor spaces, has finally been lifted.…

November 19, 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