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'It Never Really Leaves You.' Opioids Haunt Users' Recovery

'It Never Really Leaves You.' Opioids Haunt Users' Recovery

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 21
More than 2 million people are hooked on opioids. Overdoses from these drugs have killed more than 300,000 Americans since 2000, and they are killing an average of 120 people every day.

Surgeon General Report: 'Addiction is Not a Character Flaw'

By Carla K. Johnson | Nov 19
In what may be his last significant act as President Barack Obama's surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy released a report Thursday calling for a major cultural shift in the way Americans view drug and alcohol addiction.

Changing the Way We Treat Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

By Deanna Jordan, Clinical Director, New Method Wellness | Oct 16
There are two fundamental reasons why LGBTQ substance abuse rates are so high: Cultural and political discrimination and lack of culturally sensitive treatment options.

Addiction Epidemic Fuels Runaway Demand for 'Sober Homes'

By Carla K. Johnson | Apr 9
The nation's epidemic of addiction to painkillers and heroin is fueling runaway demand for a once-obscure form of housing known as "sober homes."

Ask the Doc: Bareback Sex, PrEP & A Casualty of the Party

By Winnie McCroy | Feb 23
In this installment of Ask the Doc, Dr. Howard Scheiner looks at the real risks of PrEP with Truvada, including the risk that it won't work, and you'll become HIV-positive.

Dr. Caitlin Ryan Takes Home NALGAP's Founders Award

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 19
On August 24, The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies (NALGAP) will present the 2014 Finnegan-McNally NALGAP Founder's Award to Dr. Caitlin Ryan.

Rick Perry: ’I Stepped Right In It’ Regarding Oops Moment Linking Gays to Alcoholics

By EDGE | Jun 20
After a week of occupying numerous headlines and debates over a statement made likening homosexuality to alcoholism, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) appears to be backing away from the hot button social issue and diverting attention to the economy.

Meet Michael Botticelli: Obama’s Openly Gay Drug Czar

By Jason Parsley | May 24
Michael Botticelli understands the effects addiction has had, and continues to have, on the LGBT community. The acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy is not only gay, but also a recovering addict.

Friends Common Source of Abused Prescription Meds

By Lindsey Tanner | Mar 5
Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

FDA Wants Limits on Most Prescribed Painkillers

By Matthew Perrone | Oct 27
The Food and Drug Administration is recommending new restrictions on prescription medicines containing hydrocodone, the highly addictive painkiller that has grown into the most widely prescribed drug in the U.S.

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