June 29, 2021

In pandemic, drug overdose deaths soar among Black Americans

St. Louis — She screamed and cried, banged on the dashboard, begging her husband to drive faster, faster, faster toward her brother lying face-down on his […]
June 2, 2021

Airline passengers are behaving worse than ever. One proposed solution? Ban alcohol

Southwest, American and United have all taken steps to curb in-flight alcohol consumption — and, hopefully, passenger incidents. After a marked increase in disruptive — and […]
May 24, 2021

On Parole, Staying Free Means Staying Clean and Sober

Joy Thompson was in her early 50s when she started using opioids. Pain medication prescribed for hip replacement surgery in 2014 sent Ms. Thompson, now 58, […]
May 5, 2021

Utah teen’s viral letter about her dad’s alcoholism – The Washington Post

Preslee Scott spent more than one afternoon in her early teen years picking up her dad’s empty beer cans and dumping them in the outside trash […]
May 3, 2021

US Lifts Barriers to Prescribing Addiction Treatment Drug

Under the loosened guidelines, prescribers will be able to treat up to 30 patients at a time with the drug The Biden administration is easing decades-old […]
April 12, 2021

A city wrestled down an addiction crisis. Then came COVID-19

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — Larrecsa Cox steered past the used tire shop, where a young man collapsed a few days before, the syringe he’d used to […]