Beth Macy’s Raising Lazarus on the Overdose Crisis
Dopesick author Beth Macy takes a deeper look at the opioid crisis in Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, and the Future of America’s Overdose Crisis.
Ditch the Smartphone and Smell the Roses This Valentine’s Day
Digital detox services may be just as important for your health as a chemical detoxification
The Old New Trend of Sober Curiosity
Abstaining from alcohol is a new trend with a long, long history.
Is Alcoholism a Moral Failing?
Cultural explanations for alcoholism have changed significantly throughout the years, sometimes blaming social problems, sometimes psychological.
The 4 Questions to Ask before You Unplug
If you're concerned about the internet's effects on the world and on yourself, unplugging might not be the answer.
How Opium Use Became a Moral Issue
In the 19th century, England's working classes frequently used opium. But there weren't laws against the drug until the middle classes started using it.
What Complicates Addiction Treatment
Treating addiction can have a toll on doctors, who may find themselves confused and challenged by the addicts' behavior.
“Deaths of Despair”: What’s Really Killing Americans
Why a large swath of middle-aged, middle-class white Americans, especially those with lower levels of education, are dying more "deaths of despair."
Inside a Nineteenth-Century Quest to End Addiction
In 1880, Dr. Leslie E. Keeley promised a cure for the disease of drunkenness. The community he developed influenced our understanding of treating addiction.
In the new documentary “Web Junkie” by filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia, viewers are introduced to Daxing ...