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Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

When Jack O'Connor was 19, he was so desperate to beat his addictions to alcohol and opioids that he took a really rash step. He joined the Marines.<p>"This will fix me," O'Connor thought as he went to boot camp. "It better fix me or I'm screwed."<p>After 13 weeks of sobriety and exercise and discipline, …

Painkillers

Heroin's youngest addicts are dying in high school

<b>KIRKWOOD •</b> Bryan Gavan climbed the steps up to the stage at Kirkwood High School to tell the story of how his son became addicted to heroin as a teen …

SAMHSA Issues Updated Guidelines for Suboxone Use

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has issued an updated advisory on the use of buprenorphine and …

This drug now rivals heroin as a killer, and the drug war is to blame

An extremely powerful opioid called fentanyl is contributing to a disturbing surge in overdoses in America<p>A surge of overdose deaths that swept through Chicago, Philadelphia and Detroit a decade ago came to an abrupt halt after Mexican agents raided a clandestine laboratory outside the capital that …

The U.S. Wants To Adopt A More Humane Drug Policy. Just Be Careful What You Call It.

It would have been a disheartening remark for drug reformers who will be pushing for the U.S. and other member nations to move away from draconian …

Global Policy

“Nature will find a way; so will recovery!” | Blog & New Postings | William L. White

The celebration of multiple pathways and styles of addiction recovery is a central tenet of the new addiction recovery advocacy movement. And yet if …