Obama Administration Announces Actions to Escalate Fight Against Prescription Opioid Abuse and Heroin Epidemic

The President has made clear that addressing this epidemic is a priority for his Administration, and today’s actions represent further steps to expand access to treatment, prevent overdose deaths and…

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Chasing Heroin – A 2 hour investigation into America’s heroin crisis.

A searing, two-hour investigation places America’s heroin crisis in a fresh and provocative light -- telling the stories of individual addicts, but also illuminating the epidemic's years-in-the-making social context, deeply…

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Is ‘Nurse Jackie’ a good portrait of addiction in the medical profession?

'Nurse Jackie' returned for a final season on Showtime on Sunday night and once again received praise for its realistic portrayal of addiction. At the start of last season, I asked an…

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Alarm at Growing Addiction Problems Among Professionals

Experts are calling for urgent action to tackle the "significant challenge" of rising levels of alcoholism and substance abuse among professionals including doctors, dentists and lawyers.At the first international conference…

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