Addiction

The Problem with Addiction Treatment: Getting People to Take It

The Problem with Addiction Treatment: Getting People to Take It

WNYC Studios

MULTIMEDIA

Co-published with WNYC StudiosSomeone who has been addicted to painkillers or heroin could be on the alternative medication, under a doctor's watch, for many years, similar to a diabetes patient or someone with a chronic condition like high blood pressure.

The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way

The Feds Are About to Stick It to Pain Patients in a Big Way

Maia Szalavitz

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with VICE. Doctors are already getting spooked out of prescribing painkillers, and new rules could make life in some of America's struggling communities even worse.

 

 

The American Opiate Epidemic

The American Opiate Epidemic

Michelle Frankfurter

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Fast Company Co.EXIST. Portsmouth, Ohio, is a small Rust Belt city ravaged by job loss and economic stagnation. Over time, prescription painkillers replaced the American Dream. When even the pills became too expensive, heroin replaced everything.

My Sister Is a Recovering Addict

My Sister Is a Recovering Addict

Elizabeth Kadetsky

NEWS | ESSAY

Co-published with VoxShe's been in and out of shelters and rehabs. I can’t fix her. But she also can’t fix herself.

The "Firewater" Fairytale

The "Firewater" Fairytale

Maia Szalavitz

NEWSANALYSIS

Co-published with The VergeNo, Native Americans are not biologically more likely to become alcoholics. What's really to blame? Poverty, trauma, and colonialism itself.