Nora Volkow on MAT, naloxone, new drugs, and why opioids are unique
This is part 2 of an interview with Nora Volkow, MD, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse for the past 15 years.
The Julie Eldred case: a symbolic argument is rebuffed – correctly
The highly symbolic case of Julie Eldred became a cause celèbre among many of the best and brightest in addiction science community. They had hoped a state supreme court would say, loudly and clearly, that addiction is not a moral failing, but rather a chronic brain disease.
How a retired Phoenix cop helps parents of addicted children
The first time someone warned Kim Humphrey that one of his sons might be in trouble with drugs he was offended.
“We got a phone call from a mother whose daughter was friends with our son,” he recalls. “She wanted to tell my wife and I that her daughter was worried that our son was going to overdose.”
Nora Volkow on prescription opioids, chronic pain and ‘hype’
Research psychiatrist Nora Volkow, MD—the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse for the past 15 years—is one of the world's foremost authorities on opioid and other addictions.
Opioid Addiction: Three Ways to Get More People Into Treatment
Surely the most frustrating—and scandalous—aspect of the opioid epidemic is that thousands of Americans are now dying from a disease that we know how to treat.
The “gross under use” of opioid addiction medication
“We now possess effective treatment that could … save many lives,” wrote Nora Volkow Tuesday, “yet tens of thousands of people die each year because they have not received these treatments.”
200 a Day Now Dying of Overdose. Chris Christie’s New Jersey Had Nation’s Second Worst Hike in Deaths
According to the CDC’s latest statistics, about 200 Americans are now dying each day from drug overdoses—the first time the numbers have breached that benchmark.
How a Businessman, After Losing a Son, Is Battling to Fix Opioid Addiction Treatment
When Gary Mendell’s son Brian needed addiction treatment, money was never an object.
Opioid Overdoses Plague Housing for the Formerly Homeless
Ronald Glover encounters a lot of opioid users in his daily travels.