Stories from the Playing Field: My First Dealer Had a Medical Degree

Phoenix House’s Jayson Pratt examines the NFL’s prescribing practices and shares his own story of painkiller addiction as a college baseball player.

#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.

Join Us: Opioid Twitter Chat with

Share your thoughts on the opioid epidemic in our Twitter chat on July 16.

Dr. Andrew Kolodny Teaches About Prescription Drugs

Dr. Andrew Kolodny, PHF Chief Medical Officer, presented the dangers of prescription drug abuse to clinical staff at Phoenix Houses of California. The overdose epidemic is correlated to sales volume of opioids wrongly prescribed for chronic pain.

Cory Monteith: Inside the Celebrity Pressure Cooker

How did the young star Cory Monteith become “the new, fresh face of heroin”? The likely culprit: prescription drugs.