Addiction in the News

KY Sues Walgreens For Its Dual Role in the Opioid Crisis

Kentucky's AG seeks to hold Walgreens accountable for opioid overdoses.

At the corner of happy and healthy? Not in Kentucky. The Bluegrass State was home to over 3,700 drug overdose deaths between 2014 and 2016, and the Attorney General plans to hold Walgreens responsible for playing a role in those tragedies. Kentucky is suing the pharmacy chain for acting as both distributor and dispenser of […]

Trump Signs Opioid Law to End ‘Scourge’ of Drug Addiction

Blue states. Red states. Left-wing. Right-wing. The November elections emphasized how diverse political stances can be in our nation. Yet, one issue has brought leaders together. Leaving party lines behind, politicians are working to battle the opioid crisis in America. This unity is evident in the legislation signed by President Trump on October 24th. In […]

An Expert’s Top 5 Takeaways from Beautiful Boy

Chief Clinical Officer Tom Doub shares his thoughts about the film Beautiful Boy.

Released earlier this fall, Beautiful Boy is a film about the relationship between a father and his teenage son who struggles with addiction. The movie is based on the memoirs of both the father, David, and his son, Nic: Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff and Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff. Thousands of families […]

Norway’s Safe Injection Sites to Battle Overdose Epidemic 

Norway developed a pilot that will prescribe diamorphine to treat up to 400 people.

As part of a controversial scheme set to begin in 2020, Norway will be giving away free heroin — and a safe space to take it in — to people addicted to the drug. In an attempt to combat the country’s overdose epidemic, creators of the plan believe that it will reduce crime rates and drug-related deaths, as well as build trust between […]

5 Reasons to Watch the New PBS Series Addiction

Here are five reasons you should watch the revealing new PBS series Addiction.

It will shock you. It will educate you. It will give you hope. On October 17th, the new PBS series Addiction premiers – and it could very well change your life. Not only will you hear first-hand stories from people struggling with addiction, you’ll also learn about cutting-edge work of dedicated doctors and scientists who are determined […]

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