A specialized program helps children process the trauma they have endured and reduce the symptoms that come with it.
By Emily Tate, EdSurge
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona said Wednesday that she's taking time off from her congressional duties to seek treatment for alcohol dependence after a “serious” fall last week.
By Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press
The U.S. opioid epidemic has taken hundreds of thousands of lives. A reckoning for the manufacturers, marketers and distributors of these drugs has now begun -- but despite several multibillion dollar settlements, some states and municipalities say accountability and transparency…
Social media appeals to users through a repetitive rewards system, so what happens when it takes away the likes?…
By Jamie Leventhal
By John Yang, Leah Nagy
Nashville’s Thistle Farms is no ordinary business -- it’s a nonprofit staffed by women who have survived addiction, sexual abuse or trafficking. The organization’s two-year program offers participants housing, free therapy and medical care, as well as opportunities to work…
An Oklahoma judge delivered a $572 million judgment against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson in the first major legal decision to go against a drugmaker for its role in the opioid crisis. The judge found the company’s marketing practices helped…
By Nate Halverson, Reveal
Every year, more people are playing games on their phones, and a category of apps called social casinos has quickly become a multi-billion dollar industry. But are game developers targeting vulnerable users, with Facebook’s help and massive trove of personal…
By Philip Moeller
In terms of whether Medicare will cover addiction treatment, the key variable is whether such care is proscribed as medically necessary.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
Overdose deaths had been climbing each year since 1990, topping 70,000 in 2017.
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