Addiction starts before drug use
There is no shortage of news coverage on the opioid epidemic. I pay close attention, and not because I am a scientist, or a health care provider, or a legislator. Nor do I have a loved one seeking help for a substance abuse disorder. Not any more.
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.”
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.
Stanford’s Lembke: Most high-dose opioid patients should be tapered down—even involuntarily.
When Anna Lembke first became a psychiatrist, addiction was an area she avoided.
In Opioid Cases, Local Prosecutors Are Torn Between Empathy and Demands for Punishment
Judge Gregory Grimslid reeled off the drugs 27-year-old Tyson Kelly had consumed: OxyContin, fentanyl, morphine, marijuana.
Opioid Addiction Treatment Begins in the Emergency Room in a Camden, NJ, Hospital
Every day at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J., emergency room doctors treat, on average, five to fifteen patients who have overdosed on opioids.
Drug Policy Expert Robert DuPont: The Opioid Crisis is Now About Synthetics and Polydrug Use
Psychiatrist Robert L. DuPont, MD, has been campaigning against opioid addiction for half a century.
Adam Bisaga, MD, on Addiction, Chronic Pain, and Stigma
This is Part 2 of an interview with Adam Bisaga, MD, an addiction psychiatrist, clinician, researcher, and professor of psychiatry at Columbia University.
Adam Bisaga, MD: Referring Patients to Most Opioid Treatment Centers Is Now Unethical
Adam Bisaga, MD, is an addiction psychiatrist, clinician, researcher, professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, and author of Overcoming Opioid Addiction.