Louise Vincent has used drugs since she was 13. Research shows millions of Americans like her aren't ready or able to stop. Vincent believes it's time people accept that.
The Matthew Perry Foundation was launched Friday in honor of the late Friends actor, who struggled with unhealthy substance use for decades.
The fentanyl-additive Xylazine causes open wounds, making the illegal drug supply even more dangerous and treatment more complicated
The Georgia Recovers campaign tells the stories of people in recovery from opioid addiction. It includes a statewide billboard and social media campaign.
A program in Seattle is helping people in drug and alcohol recovery overcome barriers to medical care in an effort to keep them off the street. A key piece is battling stigma from medical providers.
Indivior was accused of using illegal strategies to keep generic versions of the opioid-treatment medication Suboxone off the market. The company denies wrongdoing.
A crisis pregnancy center in Idaho opened a maternity home in the months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The residents have more complicated stories than the home's founders expected.
Jeff Breedlove with the Georgia Council for Recovery called the bill “delayed, not dead” and says the group will continue to work toward its passage next session.
Federal restrictions seemed to explain why many doctors weren't prescribing medication for opioid addiction. But some caution that removing those rules isn't enough to overcome hesitancy and stigma.
During the time that deaths from addiction and suicide among white Americans rose by about 9%, deaths among Native Americans shot up by about 30%, a new study shows.
Representatives from 40 organizations that make up the Substance Use Disorder Policy Partnership met with lawmakers at the Capitol to advocate for more resources for substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Many blame the agency's earlier guidance for suffering and even suicide risk among chronic pain patients. Critics say the updated advice may not fix the problem.
New research shows drug overdose deaths continue to surge among Black Americans. For the first time since 1999, Black Americans are dying at a higher rate per capita than white Americans.
Thursday on Political Rewind: William Cope Moyers has sought to help others struggling with addiction by telling the story of his road to recovery. Public health officials are also struggling to address a new surge in overdose deaths in the United States.
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra is rolling out a new plan to slow drug deaths, which he says will include controversial measures such as clean needles and fentanyl test strips.