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Why These People Took Drug Combinations That Nearly Killed Them

We asked overdose survivors about the dangerous trend of mixing opioids with depressants or stimulants, a key part of America's larger crisis.<p>28-year-old Andrea* works as an embalmer at a high-end funeral home, where every two weeks or so, she prepares the body of a young, white, rich person who …

Why the Disease Definition of Addiction Does Far More Harm Than Good

Over the past year and a half, <i>Scientific American</i> has published a number of fine articles arguing that addiction is not a disease, that drugs are not …

Anti-Drug Vaccines Could Be a Game-Changer for People Battling Addiction

The toll of addiction is staggering. Approximately one in seven people who try addictive substances will get hooked, and the abuse of illicit drugs costs the economy $193 billion each year in healthcare, crime prevention, and loss of productivity, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. …

Drug Addiction

Warning: This Drug May Kill You

<b>Warning: This Drug May Kill You</b><p><b>An HBO Documentary on the Opioid Epidemic, directed by Perri Peltz</b><p><i>Debuts on May 1, 2017 (10 PM, EST)</i><p>Review by Lloyd I. …

Mental Health

How Do Former Opioid Addicts Safely Get Pain Relief After Surgery?

Nearly 1.5 million Americans were treated for addiction to prescription opioids or heroin in 2015, according to federal estimates, and when those people get seriously hurt or need surgery, it's often not clear, even to many doctors, how to safely manage their pain. For some former addicts, what …

Prosthetics

Single Mom Gives Back By Offering Financial Support to Working Single Moms Who Need Help

Working moms understand the importance of supporting one another during difficult times. This especially goes for single mothers who may struggle to …

Long-Term Opioid Use Can Start After Surgery, New Study Shows

Before you consent to a surgical procedure, it’s standard practice for someone on your treatment team to talk to you about the things that could go …

Why Sweet Home Oklahoma's Jennifer Welch Reconciled with Her Ex-Husband After His Drug Relapse 'Leveled' Her

<i>Sweet Home Oklahoma</i> star Jennifer Welch‘s 17-year relationship with her ex-husband has been far from easy.<p>The commercial and residential interior …

Mental Health