#PillChat Recap: Our Top Ten Takeaways

On July 16, journalists, physicians, treatment experts, and advocates gathered to discuss the growing problem of prescription drug and heroin addiction. Here are our top ten takeaways.

Misunderstanding Addicted Moms

Every hour, one baby is born to a mother with an opiate addiction. Tennessee is addressing this problem the wrong way with a new law that makes it a crime to take drugs while pregnant.

Marijuana Legalization Update: Jury’s Still Out

This week, Washington became the second state to roll out retail pot sales. Only time will tell whether the benefits of legalization will outweigh the costs.

Virginia Berridge: A Historical Perspective on Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs

Virginia Berridge, historian and author, answers our questions about society’s changing perception of substance use over the last two centuries.

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Pope Francis: Not Always Progressive

Pope Francis didn’t surprise anyone with his stance against drug legalization, but his view of addiction as a moral rather than medical issue further stigmatizes the recovery community.