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Can Repairing Your Brain’s Wiring Help You Fight Addiction?

Can Repairing Your Brain’s Wiring Help You Fight Addiction? U.S. opioid deaths are soaring as the costs of drug abuse approach $200 billion a year. Neuroscience offers new ways to fight the epidemic.   This story appears in the September 2017 issue of National G...Read More

Who Counsels The Counselors?

I guess the allure of opiods must be incredibly powerful, even for those who have committed to helping others overcome the addiction. Such is the case of two counselors at a halfway house for recovering addicts in Chester County, a suburb of Philadelphia. The two died t...Read More

Virtual Reality Could Offer Alternative to Drugs for Pain, Addiction Patients

Nearly one-third of Americans suffer from chronic pain, and in the last two decades, opiod prescriptions have tripled in the country. Virtual reality may be be able to help. Researchers at Simon Fraser University believe a virtual reality program may help people with addi...Read More

Pet therapy can be a key in addictions recovery

The bond Joanna Cooper and her cat, Dakota, have is undeniably strong. It’s Dakota’s unconditional love that’s kept Cooper going through addictions recovery and it started with her adoption from the SPCA.“As soon as that crate door o...Read More
Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy

Surgeon Gen: Addiction Is a Chronic Brain Disease, Not a Moral Failure

In 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry issued a landmark report on tobacco and health that changed the course of American history, spurring the decline of smoking in the United States. More than 50 years later, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy (pictu...Read More

From addiction to ordination: a homeless man’s journey to priesthood

Claude Paradis was impoverished and homeless, living on the streets of Montreal, Canada. He struggled with addiction to both alcohol and drugs, with a future so bleak, he considered ending his own life.He did not end his life, however, and today he is a priest who dedicates...Read More

Ohio Attorney General files lawsuit against 5 drug makers over opioid addiction epidemic

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has filed a lawsuit against five major drug manufacturers over the opioid addiction epidemic in the state.DeWine said the companies "put profit above health and well being of Ohio consumers" when the...Read More

Harvard grad overcomes drug addiction, homelessness

Norma Heath's journey to graduation contained a few more road bumps than most people's.Not long ago, Heath hit rock bottom. Twelve years old when her family moved to Boston from Honduras, Heath descended into years of darkness when she becam...Read More

Colorado’s weed boom will fund schools and fight opioid addiction

Colorado’s weed boom will fund schools and fight opioid addiction By Keegan Hamilton on May 30, 2017 The legal weed business is booming in Colorado, and the state has finalized plans to spend its pot tax windfall on health programs...Read More

WSUV student body president defeats addiction, earns bachelor’s

Skye Troy is still learning to talk about the hardest times in her life. Being kicked out of school for doing drugs, and later arrested for stealing credit cards. Losing weight until she was all of 95 pounds, and losing her hair. The 10 days in rehab consumed by cold ...Read More