International Overdose Awareness Day: Five Facts

In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, here five key facts about the opioid epidemic and what we can do to curb a skyrocketing overdose rate.

Ferguson’s Overlooked Ties to the War on Drugs

Militarization in Ferguson has its roots in programs that allowed government agencies to transfer army equipment to local police forces for counterdrug activities. But these policies often cause more harm than good.

Using Every Tool to Fight Addiction

The Massachusetts legislature passed a bill requiring insurers to cover inpatient addiction detoxification and treatment, knocking down a major barrier to treatment for many.

Supporting Inmates Outside the Prison Doors

Now that 50,000 drug offenders are eligible to apply for early release, treatment providers should focus on helping them have a smooth re-entry and a strong start in recovery.

#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.