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Addiction news and analysis from The Nation
March 10, 2017
The GOP’s Health-Care Plan Could Strip Addiction and Mental-Health Coverage From 1.3 Million
Republicans aren’t just gunning for Obamacare—they’re trying to radically alter Medicaid.
April 25, 2016
‘Addiction Is an Adaptation to Your Environment’: An Interview With Johann Hari
Addiction, according to Johann Hari, is less about drugs and more about human connection.
July 27, 2015
From Opium Wars to Darwin’s Finches: A Brief History of Great Britain
History has shown us time and time again that we are only human.
December 10, 2014
The State Where Giving Birth Can Be Criminal
Tennessee is arresting new mothers for having used drugs in pregnancy—but in a cruel Catch-22, many can’t get the treatment they need.
October 16, 2014
Jail Time Is a Terrible Way to Treat Substance Abuse
By facilitating access to treatment and services, Seattle’s drug-enforcement program actually helps those suffering from substance abuse, while revolutionizing criminal justice.
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October 15, 2014
What Happens When A City Decides to Offer Addicts Services, Not Prison Sentences?
Inspired by Seattle, Santa Fe adopts the LEAD program to divert people arrested for drug possession away from the criminal justice system and into treatment.
December 10, 2012
The War on Drugs Is a War on Human Nature
The unwinnable war transforms a freedom-loving republic into a freedom-fearing national security state.