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When productivity becomes an addiction

'Productivity' has become a buzzword with positive connotations – but what happens when getting things done is taken to an extreme? » read more


Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Addiction

Getting medication long meant seeing a licensed provider. Now a strategy for evading Covid-19 makes treatment available via the web. » read more


A New Bike Store Helps Former Drug Users Beat the Cycle of Addiction

"We believe that if you invest in job opportunities, you get social return," says Stuart Fraser in his Scottish accent, speaking on the phone last Friday. » read more


Drug addiction spirals out of control as pandemic ravages already-fragile communities

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - Christina Pericone said she did everything she could to keep her brother, Travis McClish into things like fishing, music and work. Instead, he fell in and out of a cycle of drug addiction. » read more


Trauma Can’t Be Shut Down in Addiction Treatment

While many addiction treatment providers may not feel equipped to deal with the depths of trauma work with patients, Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-200, offered a word of caution to NCAD attendees in a Saturday session: Pandora's box is already open. » read more


Loot boxes: I blew my university savings gaming on Fifa

Like many teenagers, Jonathan Peniket enjoyed buying random player "packs" to build up his team on the Fifa football video game. » read more


Coronavirus: Gambling addiction treatments paused as staff redeployed

Treatments for dozens of people with gambling addictions across Great Britain were paused as NHS staff were redeployed due to coronavirus. » read more


Our patients with addiction often feel little more than ‘animals’ in the pharmacy — we must change

"I just want you guys to know this: you are by far the best chemist that I've been to. I know we are addicts and that, but that doesn't mean we have to be treated like animals, so thanks for being kind with people like us." » read more


Rachel Bannister on struggling with addiction: “You just need a hand to hold to see you through”

The enduring stigma around addiction has long been a problem in our society. But Rachel Bannister writes of her disappointment that this is present even within healthcare services » read more


Cocaine Confessions

Sky News was granted rare access to Cocaine Anonymous, a support group where people meet to overcome their dependence on the class A drug. We met two women from different parts of the country who started using cocaine when they were schoolgirls and whose addiction almost cost them their lives. Here are their stories. » read more

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