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Trump’s Opioid Commission Recommends Drug Courts. How Do They Work?

A long-awaited report from President Donald Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis was released last week. Among its 56 …

Newt Gingrich, Van Jones: Drug Courts Can Help Solve the Opioid Crisis

Chelsea Carter grew up in rural West Virginia and began using prescription drugs when she was 12 years old. By her early twenties, she was stealing …

Faith in Recovery Pt. 1: Can Faith Help Battle Addiction?

World Religion News<p>Posted by WRN Editorial Staff<p>WRN’s twelve-part series will explore the relationship between faith and addiction and how various …

Has Opioid Abuse Affected You? Readers Respond

The devastating effects of opioid abuse are rippling through families and neighborhoods across the United States.<p>We asked to hear readers’ stories about painkillers, heroin and addiction, and how the opioid epidemic is playing out where they live. Hundreds of people responded. Here are some of the …

Do you tell your kids about your past drug use?

As the threat of the opioid epidemic reaches more families, parents and guardians face increasing pressure to talk to their kids about drugs, public health officials say.<p>How they respond matters, according to a body of research from academic journals and nonprofit organizations. But that research …

The drugs that kill more than pain

Last weekend I was driving through Utah on a family holiday, when a roadside billboard caught my eye. “End the Opidemic!” the poster declared. Below …

Your Partner’s an Addict. Now What?

Most of us know someone suffering from addiction. Often, the most difficult part for friends and loved ones is knowing how to sensitively and …

Prayer Isn’t Magic

The way some people talk about prayer owes more to New Age spirituality and witchcraft than biblical Christianity. I don’t want to name any names, …

How Your Drug Use Is Affecting Your Life Expectancy

I asked some experts about the health risks of common drinking and drug use habits.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Do you drink too much? I do. Not quite enough to convince me to quit, but enough to treat the recommended weekly unit allowance—14 units, a.k.a. seven pints, a.k.a. …

Anthony Bourdain Has a Lot to Say About the Opioid Epidemic Destroying Small-Town America

A short Q+A with the Parts Unknown host about the evils of the pharmaceutical industry, art in the age of Trump, and the secret to his longevity.<p>Anthony Bourdain has never been shy about his history of drug addiction. Now more than ever, he is incensed about the opioid pandemic sweeping rural and …

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Inside a Killer Drug Epidemic: A Look at America’s Opioid Crisis

Opioid addiction is America’s 50-state epidemic. It courses along Interstate highways in the form of cheap smuggled heroin, and flows out of “pill mill” clinics where pain medicine is handed out like candy. It has ripped through New England towns, where people overdose in the aisles of dollar …

Drug Addiction

President-elect Trump, you can win a real war on heroin

Heroin use in the United States has increased dramatically in the past 10 years. It is more available, purer and cheaper than ever, and it is frequently tainted with potentially lethal substances like fentanyl.<p>Well over 10,000 Americans will have died from heroin this year. Most Drug Enforcement …

Could peer-recovery coaches help fight drug addiction epidemic?

Dustin French, 29, had four drug overdoses in the span of a year. "I was dead on arrival to the hospital," he said of his last heroin overdose, which happened in April. "I woke up ... and I didn't feel like myself. I could tell this time I was really dead."<p>Now, he says, he's 100 days clean. He …

Smoking dead scorpions is KP's latest dangerous addiction

PESHAWAR: “I started scorpion smoking in the mid 60s,” recalls 74-year-old Sohbat Khan.<p>It was Ayub Khan’s era, and Sohbat was only 20 years old. He …

This BBC documentary is the spookiest thing you'll see today

Since the 1970s, thousands of people across the globe have reported hearing a strange humming sound incessantly pulsating in their ears – and we’re not talking about tinnitus.<p>In fact, some claim the weird sound has persisted for so long that it has started driving them nuts, disturbing their …