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The Wrong Way to Treat Opioid Addiction

The Wrong Way to Treat Opioid Addiction by Maia Szalavitz The New York Times, January 17, 2018 This article details the reasons why Buprenorphine and Methadone, two anti-craving drugs, should be used in treating opiod addiction.

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.  

Surviving an Alcoholic

Surviving an Alcoholic by Paula Ganzi Licata May 27, 2015 The New York Times   Ms. Ganzi Licata describes her subjective experience of being the widow of an alcoholic.

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.

Drugs to Aid Alcoholics See Little Use, Study Finds

Drugs to Aid Alcoholics See Little Use, Study Finds by Anahad O’Connor, The New York Times, May 13, 204 Naltrexone and acamprosate help reduce an alcoholic’s cravings for alcohol.  A recent study showed that they are underutilized pharmaceuticals.

Alcoholics Anonymous, Without the Religion

Alcoholics Anonymous, Without the Religion by Samuel G. Freedman, The New York Times, Feb 21, 2014 A growing number of A.A. meetings offer a 12-step program for nonreligious people in recovery: agnostics, atheists, humanists or freethinkers.