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Heroin Treatment

This Mayor Wants His City To Be The First In The U.S. With A Supervised Heroin Injection Site

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.22.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A New York mayor is proposing to offer the first supervised injection facility in the U.S., making it possible for heroin users to injec...

Ted Cruz's Solution To The Heroin Epidemic: Secure The Border, Have Faith

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

HOOKSETT, N.H. -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke at a nonpartisan forum on the heroin epidemic at Emmanuel Baptist Church Thursday, where he shared his...

Obama Administration Puts Big Money Into Transforming Heroin Treatment Industry

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

The White House is calling for more than a billion dollars in funding to transform opioid treatment in the United States, two top administration offic...

Few Doctors Are Willing, Able To Prescribe Powerful Anti-Addiction Drugs

Pew's Stateline | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Why Incarceration Is Not the Solution to the Opioid-Addiction Epidemic

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

It's common sense that people with substance-use disorders should be offered addiction treatment as an alternative to incarceration. But what if they can't stop using drugs? They still don't belong in prison.

Ryan Grim

Science Be Damned: Americans Prefer Broken Method Of Heroin Treatment, Survey Finds | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics

In developed countries around the globe, the standard of care for opiate addiction is what's known as "medically assisted treatment." Under a doctor's...

Prescribing Heroin to Save Lives

Meghan Ralston | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Meghan Ralston

When it comes to addiction, every option should be on the table. That's just common sense. Anything that works, or shows great promise, however we feel about it, must at least be discussed -- seriously and carefully.

Kathleen Miles

Cure For Meth Addiction? | Kathleen Miles | Posted 02.18.2014 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- The Food and Drug Administration has fast-tracked human tests of what may be the first cure for methamphetamine addiction. The drug als...

Heroin Vaccine Found To Work On Rats

Posted 09.25.2011 | Healthy Living

In what could be a breakthrough for addiction treatment, researchers have found it's possible to vaccinate lab rats against the effects of heroin. ...