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Is Excessive Gaming a Disease? The WHO Is Considering Listing It as One

The World Health Organization is updating its International Classification of Diseases.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.1.18
app review
app review

This Company Wants to 'Disrupt' Alcoholism with an App

I don't suffer from alcoholism, but I was worried this app would undermine the struggle of those who do.
Laura Feinstein
11.7.17
Skinner box
Skinner box

This Game About Making Paper Clips Has Cured Me of Twitter

I just want to make paper clips and see the numbers get bigger.
Emanuel Maiberg
10.10.17
Don't Eat the Brown Acid
Don't Eat the Brown Acid

The Long, Hard Road to a Science of Bad Drug Trips

If we’re going to use psychedelics for therapy, we’re going to have to figure out the proverbial bad trip.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.31.17
bottles up
bottles up

Is America's Drug Problem Fueling a Binge Drinking Epidemic?

America is binge drinking way more than we were 10 years ago.
Ankita Rao
5.17.17
surprise
surprise

Jeff Sessions Has a Plan for the Opioid Epidemic: More Cops

Is this going to be a “War on Drugs” disaster or a collaborative effort to end the epidemic?
Kaleigh Rogers
5.11.17
but it's a start
but it's a start

Safe Injection Sites Weren’t Enough to Spare Vancouver from the Opioid Epidemic

Vancouver took a harm reduction strategy early on, but there’s still more work to be done, according to Mayor Gregor Robertson.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.9.17
highs and lows
highs and lows

Big Pharma's Dirtiest Dealer

Insys Therapeutics executives suffered multiple arrests for bribing doctors to prescribe its fentanyl-based pain medication while funding anti-weed campaigns and developing its own lab-made THC drug.
David Bienenstock
4.25.17
addiction
addiction

Drug Needle Vending Machines Are Coming to Las Vegas

America's first clean needle machine could help curb disease among heroin addicts.
Troy Farah
4.18.17
Weed Week
Weed Week

Can Weed Cure America’s Opioid Epidemic?

The verdict is still out on what role medical marijuana can play in curbing America’s opioid epidemic.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.18.17
Drugs
Drugs

The Number of Heroin Users in America Grew Five Times in a Decade

Single white men without college degrees are most vulnerable to heroin disorders.
Ankita Rao
3.29.17
deaths of despair
deaths of despair

Opioid Addiction Is Eroding the Life Expectancy of Trump's Core Supporters

Two Princeton economists show it’s a complex problem with no simple solution, but curbing opioids would help.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.24.17