June 17, 2019

How opioids invaded America — and are now tightening their grip

After a breakup in 2008, a cousin gave Ashlee Krichmar, then 20, a Percocet. She’d never much liked them in the past — they made her […]
May 28, 2019

Video game addiction now considered a mental health disorder, according to World Health Organization

Too much Fortnite could be an actual problem. The World Health Organization approved its new version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health […]
May 14, 2019

The Hard Facts on Marijuana

Much of the talk about legalizing marijuana seems to happen in an information vacuum. Today I’d like to talk facts about marijuana. Marijuana has been accepted […]
April 29, 2019

The Big Number: 17.6 million Americans suffer from alcoholism

If alcohol is affecting your life and relationships — you find it’s hard to control how much you drink or you depend on alcohol to get […]
April 3, 2019

8 signs your co-workers are struggling with addiction

With roughly 23.5 million Americans addicted to drugs or alcohol, and another 22 million in recovery, substance abuse happens often happens on the job. “It rarely […]
March 25, 2019

Detoxing from opioids cold turkey is hell. This is how it feels

Detoxing off heroin or opioids without medication is sheer hell. I should know. For many users, full-blown withdrawal is often foreshadowed by a yawn, or perhaps […]