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Opiate Addiction

My Letter to 25 Local Drug Dealers

Allison Hudson | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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 01.23.2014 | Gay 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.