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When Your Teenager Asks, ‘Did You Smoke Weed?’

When Your Teenager Asks, ‘Did You Smoke Weed?’ By Lisa Damour The New York Times  October 19, 2017 This article offers parents options on how to answer teenagers’ questions about their parents’  past drug use.

Breaking the Opioid Habit in Dentists’ Offices

Breaking the Opioid Habit in Dentists’ Offices by Tina Rosenberg, The New York Times, July 10, 2017 Dentists are realizing that prescribing opiates after dental procedures can lead to opiate additions in their patients. They are, instead, looking to other analgesic alternatives that are non-addictive.

Can You Get Over an Addiction?

Can You Get Over an Addiction? by Maia Szalavitz The New York Times June 25, 2016 Ms. Szalavitz offers a fresh perspective on how to  heal from an alcohol or drug dependency. She views dependency as a brain disorder rather than as a disease or a moral deficiency.  

For Mark Willenbring, Substance Abuse Treatment Begins With Research

For Mark Willenbring, Substance Abuse Treatment Begins With Research by Gabrielle  Glaser,  February 22, 2016  The New York Times   Mark Willenbring, a psychiatrist, countering rehabilitation programs that see abuse as a defect, instead sees a medical condition treatable by drugs and behavioral therapy.

Medicines to Keep Addiction Away

Medicines to Keep Addiction Away by Tina Rosenberg   February 16, 2016  The New York Times This article discusses the benefits of using medications like Suboxone and Methadone for treating opiate addiction.  

Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes

Off the Drugs, Onto the Cupcakes by Abby Ellin September 15, 2014 The New York Times   Programs to rehabilitate substance abusers are starting to become conscious of diet, learning that sugar addiction can replace drug addiction.

Increasing Marijuana Use in High School Is Reported

Increasing Marijuana Use in High School Is Reported By Anahad O’Conner, The New York Times, December 18, 2013 A new federal report shows that the percentage of high school students who smoke marijuana is slowly rising, possibly a consequence of relaxation of restrictions on the drug. According to the article, new brain studies show lasting […]

Addiction Treatment With a Dark Side

Addiction Treatment With a Dark Side by Deborah Sontag, The New York Times, November 16, 2013 High hopes for buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid addiction, have been tempered by a messy reality: health complications and deaths, unscrupulous doctors and a reputation as a street drug.

Advice on Addiction in Boomers, Part 1

Advice on Addiction in Boomers, Part 1 The New York Times, August 21, 2013 Dr. Barbara Krantz, medical director of the Hanley Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., answers readers’ questions about baby boomers and addiction.

Heroin in New England, More Abundant and Deadly

Heroin in New England, More Abundant and Deadly by Katharine Q. Seelye, The New York Times, July 19, 2013 Officials in northern New England report a sharp rise in overdoses and heroin deaths.