The study is one of several documenting the perverse impact of an intervention aimed at reducing substance abuse.
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A documentary short about a woman who takes ayahuasca to alleviate the pain caused by addiction
As per usual, politicians' response to negative effects of the drug war is…more drug war.
Doctors Adriane Fugh-Berman and Jeffrey A. Singer debate the harms of prescription opioids.
An increasing number of overdoses were the result of fentanyl and methamphetamine, each of which have proliferated amid government crackdowns.
Tom Cotton's Absurd Question About Contacting a Heroin Dealer's Victims Reveals a Drug Warrior's Demagoguery
The mindlessly punitive senator grilled Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson about her resentencing of a drug offender.
The actor's overdose death was a tragedy, but overzealous prosecution of the dealers who sold him the drugs will only make the problem worse.
As the U.S. reaches new terrible milestones in overdose deaths, a harm reduction system that has proven itself elsewhere finally launches where it’s needed most.
It might represent justice in this case. But the approach is rife for abuse.
Small-scale drug possession is now a $100 infraction that can be dismissed with a call to a drug abuse assessment hotline.
Restricting access to pain medication drove nonmedical users toward black-market substitutes.
The evolution of Pollan's thinking reflects the confusion caused by arbitrary pharmacological distinctions.
A new investigation of Pennsylvania prosecutions confirms that the defendants are often friends or low-level dealers.
An appeals court panel rules the Controlled Substance Act's "crackhouse" provision forbids Safehouse from creating the facility.
His new book, Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear, is a provocative manifesto for legalizing all drugs.
Federal judge confirms ruling that it doesn’t violate federal “crack house” law.
The Justice Department says Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas were killed in an operation based on a fraudulent warrant triggered by a false report to police.
Illicit fentanyl and heroin accounted for the vast majority of opioid-related deaths, while only 1 percent of cases involved drugs for which people had prescriptions.
The discussion during last night's debate grossly exaggerated the role of prescription pain pills in opioid-related deaths.
A safe place meant to help prevent overdose deaths is not the same as a crackhouse.
Federal drug prohibition played a big role in creating the opioid crisis. Unfortunately, the government is also slowing the spread of one possible solution to it.
Houston's Police Chief Insists That Cops Who Executed a Deadly Drug Raid Based on Lies 'Had Probable Cause to Be There'
Although the warrant was based on a heroin purchase that never happened, Art Acevedo says, there was other, unmentioned evidence that would have justified a search.
Blaming opioid makers for the "opioid crisis" may be emotionally satisfying, but the reality is more complicated.
Americans Spend Nearly As Much on Illegal Drugs As They Do on Booze, Which Shows What a Ripoff Prohibition Is
A new RAND report puts spending on marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine at $146 billion in 2016.
This is the nature of government. It can't stop the flow of illicit substances in a sealed and militarized building that's under its total control.
But Justice Department officials want to stop them.
Just last night the president said he wants to stop the spread of HIV. This move won't help.
Spoiler alert: It wasn't heroin.
Only if you are using heroin, fentanyl, or dangerous drug mixtures
Former Gov. Ed Rendell says he's willing to defy the feds and risk arrest to reduce overdose deaths.
His argument: If San Francisco lets people shoot up, they won't be able to order them into drug treatment through the courts.
Deaths involving pain pills and heroin are falling, while deaths involving fentanyl and its analogs continue to rise.
Journalist Christopher Moraff talks about a better way to report on drug culture in America.
New data show the share of opioid-related fatalities involving fentanyl analogs is rising.
San Francisco was supposed to have sites up and running this month. It does not.
Chittenden County State's Attorney Sarah George will no longer prosecute misdemeanor buprenorphine cases.
When the cure for the "epidemic" proves worse than the disease, it's time to try something new.