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William Burroughs on Heroin Addiction
2 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
9 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
9 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?
9 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
9 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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Anatomy of Opioid Addiction
11 months 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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Our Heroin Problem in 3 Jaw-Dropping Charts
1 year ago

Our Heroin Problem in 3 Jaw-Dropping Charts

Heroin use is on the rise in the United States. Deaths involving heroin have quadrupled since 2000. Opioid overdoses have now become the leading cause of accidental death in the US, killing almost …
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Transcending Addiction with Billie Holiday
2 years ago

Transcending Addiction with Billie Holiday

You can’t have a complete conversation about Billie Holiday’s life without discussing her relationship with drugs. Her struggle with addiction and the impact it had on her life is a …
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Hype, Heroin & Jean-Michel Basquiat
2 years ago

Hype, Heroin & Jean-Michel Basquiat

By  • Heroin, People

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s bristling, ugly-elegant, stream-of-consciousness art still looks damn good. The body of work, produced during a truncated but astoundingly prolific career, has the almost too classic prerequisites of greatness: an …
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Facing the Pain, Blame & Addiction of Amy Winehouse
2 years ago

Facing the Pain, Blame & Addiction of Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse, the hard-living retro soul star turned tabloid obsession died in 2011 after a very public battle with addiction. The British musician memorably sang about her refusal to go to …
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