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Addiction news and analysis from The Nation
May 27, 2020
In Rural America, Opioids Kill Many More Than Covid-19
But the pandemic has made the problem worse, too.
May 6, 2020
Will the Pandemic Lead to Better Treatment for Drug Users?
Harm-reduction advocates hope new emergency rules for medication-assisted treatment will foster broader reforms after the Covid-19 crisis.
April 23, 2020
The Challenge of Treating 2 Epidemics at Once
As overdose deaths climb, advocates and activists fear the opioid crisis will run headlong into the Covid-19 crisis.
April 2, 2019
Take Action Now: Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Help end the stigma, then raise awareness about addiction treatment and overdose prevention.
February 7, 2019
The Weight and Power of Kiese Laymon’s ‘Heavy’
His memoir is an affecting chronicle of both hope and despair in the American South.
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July 26, 2018
Our Foster-Care System Shouldn’t Separate Families Either
It’s not just our immigration system; taking children away from their parents should always be a last resort.
July 9, 2018
The United States Has Overdosed on War—and Trump Is the Rebound
American media are addicted to the drama of this presidency.
October 26, 2017
Can Supervised-Injection Sites Stem the Epidemic of Opioid Deaths?
If Trump were serious about reducing the number of fatal opioid overdoses, he might have considered this solution.
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.