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William Burroughs on Heroin Addiction
4 months ago

William Burroughs on Heroin Addiction

El Hombre Invisible, the Cosmonaut of Inner Space, Bill Lee, William S. Burroughs; the gaunt faced author of Naked Lunch & Junky, talks about his addiction to heroin in the following video interview …
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Suboxone: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
11 months ago

Suboxone: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Recently, the Obama administration has made it easier for people with opioid addictions to receive treatment. Suboxone, a brand of buprenorphine, is considered a form of medication assisted treatment. After …
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Heroin Addiction Recovery Without Shame
11 months ago

Heroin Addiction Recovery Without Shame

Heroin has had an tragic impact in America. In this TED Talk, Crystal Oertle tells her addiction story as she went from rock bottom to completely sober. After 12 years …
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Why Is Addiction Still on the Rise?
12 months ago

Why Is Addiction Still on the Rise?

The number drug overdoses have been dangerously increasing. In 2008, drug overdoses became the number one cause of accidental death in the U.S. In 2014, drug overdoses are responsible for …
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Video: Opioid Addiction and Treatment
12 months ago

Video: Opioid Addiction and Treatment

The fourth and last video in this series on opioids focuses on opioid addiction and treatment. First, there is a distinction to be made between dependence and addiction. Dependence is …
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Video: America’s Epidemic of Opioid Abuse
12 months ago

Video: America’s Epidemic of Opioid Abuse

The third video in this series of four draw attention to America’s epidemic of opioid abuse. While opioids work to alleviate pain, what else are they responsible for? About 1/3 of …
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Video: The Science of Opioids
12 months ago

Video: The Science of Opioids

“The Science of Opioids” is the second video featured in this series of 4 that explains the reception and breakdown of opioids in our brains and bodies. Follow the science, …
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Video: The History of Opioids
12 months ago

Video: The History of Opioids

Over the next few days, we’ll explore the history of opioids through 4 short videos. We’ll learn about the expansion of opioids in medicine, how they’ve changed over the years, and how they’ve been …
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This Podcast on Addiction Really Hits Home
1 year ago

This Podcast on Addiction Really Hits Home

A new episode of Radiolab takes a sober look at the throbbing, aching, craving desire states that return us (again and again) to the object of our addictions… and discuss some available …
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Anatomy of Opioid Addiction
1 year ago

Anatomy of Opioid Addiction

Opioids have been around a long time. The first recorded reference to opioid use is from 5,000 years ago. It’s a picture of the opium poppy and the words “the joy plant”. In …
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