The idea that addiction is typically a chronic, progressive disease that requires treatment is false, the evidence shows. Yet the “aging out” experience of the majority is ignored by treatment providers and journalists.
October 1, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
New research from Sweden suggests that the personality dimension is connected to who ultimately suffers from late-in-life dementia.
October 1, 2014 • 1:00 PM • Share
Deep brain stimulation and similar treatments target the hubs of larger resting-state networks in the brain, researchers find.
October 1, 2014 • 9:14 AM • Share
The disease model is convenient to liberals because it spares them having to say negative things about poor communities. But this conception of addiction harms the very people we wish to help.
September 26, 2014 • 2:00 PM • Share
White Americans who feel a sense of purpose in their lives are better able to accept coming demographic changes.
September 25, 2014 • 4:00 AM • Share
Alcoholics Anonymous and the rest remain the biggest and most polarizing force in the addiction community. I quit heroin and cocaine using the steps and have covered addiction as a journalist—and I’d argue that the picture is decidedly mixed.
September 24, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
By charging higher prices for generic drugs that treat certain illness, health insurers may be violating the spirit of the Affordable Care Act, which bans discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions.
September 23, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
A 2013 court ruling has paved the way for an incredible, costly expansion of home health care by removing a critical lever the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had to control who receives services, and for how long.
September 23, 2014 • 8:00 AM • Share
Ticking off a category of things to do can feel like progress or a fun time coming to an end.
September 19, 2014 • 7:31 AM • Share
White Americans are more comfortable with punitive and harsh policing and sentencing when they imagine that the people being policed and put in prison are black.
September 18, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Share
The cost and the crackdown, worldwide.
September 18, 2014 • 12:00 PM • Share
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