Riding along with the man who helps Chicago's heroin users stay safe.
Advocacy groups have long pushed for making more naloxone available to the public as a way to prevent overdoses. The surgeon general's advisory gives that effort a big boost.
Over 63,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016.
Research is beginning to show that cheap strips can accurately detect deadly fentanyl, and encourages people to get high more cautiously.
Could the program have driven some West Virginians to use heroin?
After 20 years of skyrocketing addiction rates, how can the United States get its pill problem under control?
The disease model of addiction offers addicts several ways forward—including getting drunk to beat alcoholism.
Though a new generation of genetically engineered microbes is raising fears about home-brew heroin, a technology de-coupled from the whims of growing seasons could also mean cheaper, legal drugs.
Seeing opioid addiction as a disease, instead of a moral failing, helps.
New research finds a racial disparity.
Hailed as the most compassionate way for the criminal justice system to deal with addicts, drug courts were designed to balance punishment with rehabilitation. But after 25 years, the verdict is in: Drug courts embolden judges to practice medicine without a license—and they put lives in danger.
The New Jersey governor is against legalization, but it's unclear why.
My book Love and Addiction, published in 1975, proved prescient in the decades that followed. How optimistic should we be as we look further ahead?