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Jamie Lee Curtis: I Was Toxic Too

Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment
Jamie Lee Curtis

So, awaiting final toxicology, it has now been reported in the New York Times that Prince was toxic. I can relate. I was toxic too.

Harm Reduction Drug Policies Gaining Momentum Across the Country

Sharda Sekaran | Posted 02.26.2016 | Politics
Sharda Sekaran

From halls of government to family living rooms, the country is positioning for a dramatic shift in attitudes about drug policy that might finally mean an end to the drug war in favor of a public health and human rights approach.

Feds Try To Combat Teen Heroin Use, But Can't Stop Talking About Weed

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics

Last week, the FBI and DEA released "Chasing the Dragon," a documentary that paints an honest, unforgiving picture of opiate addiction's devastating, ...

Stopping Opioid Overdose Deaths and Addictions: Finally, a Sensible Plan for Action

A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D. | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D.

Today, 120 people will lose their life to a drug overdose. Unfortunately, this devastating epidemic is not new -- it has been growing for at least a decade. What is new is that there is at last strong, sensible, non-partisan action at hand.

Talking to My 11-Year-Old Nephew About Alcoholism

Allison Hudson | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Will's death expedited my entrance to rehab. I am not sure when or even if I would have ever gotten sober if he hadn't died, so I felt I owed it to him to be honest with everyone and show them I was no different than him.

The Rate Of Babies Born Addicted To Painkillers Is Rising At An Alarming Rate

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2016 | Healthy Living

By Janice Neumann (Reuters Health) - The rate at which infants are suffering withdrawal after being born to mothers on opioid pain kil...

Jason Cherkis

Kentucky Considers Changes To Drug Courts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Kentucky court system is reconsidering how its drug courts treat defendants thanks to a new federal policy that is pushing them to o...

Triple Threat: Beyond Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues

Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, BRI II, CIP | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, BRI II, CIP

Until the '80s, it used to be that clients coming in for treatment were typically corralled into two discrete camps: the mentally ill or the substance...

Ryan Grim

Federal Government Set To Crack Down On Failing Drug Courts

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government is cracking down on drug courts that refuse to let opioid addicts access medical treatments such as Suboxone, sai...

There's A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren't We Using It?

Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

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My Letter to 25 Local Drug Dealers

Allison Hudson | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

No matter what you have done in your past. No matter what you have had to endure. No matter what you are currently facing, there is still hope. I promise you that.

Emily Ngan: The Role of Microglia in Addiction in a Mouse Model

Duke University | Posted 07.13.2014 | College
Duke University

Here, we suggest a new way that microglia may be involved in the development and maintenance of addiction to opioids and other drugs of abuse.

Alcoholism: The Not-So-Funny Equal Opportunist

Allison Hudson | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Alcoholism doesn't give a shit how pretty you are, where you go to church or don't go to church, how much your mom and dad loved you as a kid, how many degrees you have. It doesn't care what kind of house you live in, what kind of car you drive, or how much money is in your bank account.

'When I Grow Up, I Want to Be an Alcoholic,' Says No One Ever

Allison Hudson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

We were all kids at one time who had big dreams. None of us grew up thinking it would be fun to struggle with addiction. But the thing is, you don't see it coming. And by the time you do it's usually too late.

Kathleen Miles

Life-Saving Drug Can Reverse Overdoses, Be Used At Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.13.2013 | Los Angeles

Family and friends of more drug users in California will soon be able to reverse overdoses at home with a lifesaving injectable drug. On Thursday, ...

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Joe Putignano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Putignano

The only element of The Wizard of Oz that stood out to me as a boy was the field of red poppies. Did a part of my subconscious internalize this foreshadowing of the devastating journey that I would take through my own poppy field many years later?

This Drug Could Save Thousands Of Lives A Year, So Why Aren't We Using It?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

The national drug overdose epidemic has been steadily on the rise for nearly 20 years. From 1999 to 2010, deaths surged a colossal 102 percent. And wh...

Kathleen Miles

Cure For Meth Addiction?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

The New Drugging of America

Susana Duncan, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2012 | Health News
Susana Duncan, M.D.

The relatively recent epidemic of opium-addiction is now America's fastest growing drug problem. While the consequences of this prescription-driven epidemic may be largely invisible to the general public, it is all too clear to doctors like myself.