Calling Addiction a Disease Can Sometimes Hamper Recovery
New research finds that an empowering message, emphasizing a person's potential to manage addictions, is much more helpful.
The Feds Have Proposed New Guidelines for Sober Homes—and Observers Are Deeply Disappointed
Many sober homes have made the news recently for egregious violations—but the latest federal effort to clean them up may not do much to help.
Remembering the First Time a Patient Was Cured of HIV
As news of a second patient entering remission makes headlines, we take a look back at the first time doctors vanquished the virus.
Inside the Shady World of Sober Homes
Homeless and struggling with sobriety, Lillian Imbert faced a choice: Go to useless counseling sessions at New York Service Network or be evicted from her “sober” home. Her story shows how drug treatment clinics and landlords traffic in indigent alcoholics and addicts, all at taxpayer expense.
A Shot in the Dark: Can Vivitrol Help Us Control Our Addictions?
Evaluating Vivitrol, the newest anti-addiction drug—actually an injectable form of an old pill. It's definitely better than nothing. But is it $1,100 a month better?