SUD news 6/14/18

NIH targets $500 million at the opioid crisis, addiction legislation moves through Congress, and more.

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By
Shannon Hartley

Even though overdose deaths have increased sharply for women, only 20% of women say they were screened for a substance use disorder before being prescribed opioids after surgery.

Mark Curtis at the gym

42 treatment programs. Countless emergency doses of naloxone. But Mark survived it all. Now, he's thriving in recovery.

SUD news 6/1/18

When Purdue knew about OxyContin misuse, criminal prosecutions in overdose death cases, and more.

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By
Marissa Angerer

I jumped off the roof of my house just so I could obtain more pain pills. Now, I've been in recovery for almost two years.

SUD news 5/25/18

Predatory rehab marketers in Facebook recovery groups, exploitative treatment programs, and more.

SUD news 5/18

A new opioid treatment gets FDA approval, a Senator opens up about her personal connection to addiction, and more.

Lauren Fern Watt at the bookstore
By
Lauren Fern Watt

My mother looked around the bookstore. Why is she here, I wondered.

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By
Katherine Ketcham

I walk down the hallway to my husband, who is sitting on the edge of our bed, his head in his hands. “I’m going to talk to Ben. I’m going to talk about treatment."

SUD news 5/3/18

The increasing reach of fentanyl, new opioid crisis lawsuits, and more.

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By
Victoria Kaplan

I decided to fundraise for Shatterproof after my brother, James Kaplan, died from addiction in November of 2015.

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By
Dean Dauphinais

This medication, which was prescribed to me like it was no big deal, had hijacked my body. It was terrifying.

SUD news 4/27/18

Promising news in the search for non-addictive painkillers, the Senate's new opioid package, and more.

View of the Capitol from inside

It's been a busy two weeks in Washington. Here's the latest.

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By
Kyle Mead
As someone who is in recovery, this has been an important way for me to stay
connected to the community.
 
 
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