addiction

Is Adderall the True ‘Gateway Drug’?

Medication can be a lifeline for people with ADHD. But hustle culture has normalized amphetamine abuse in the pursuit of productivity and achievement

The Shopping Addicts of Quarantine

When everything feels like it’s spiraling out of control, accumulating more stuff offers the illusion of order. But it becomes a high some people can’t stop chasing

How Much Shorter Will My Life Be Because I Did Drugs in My 20s?

Asking for a friend who’s extremely worried about his impending death…

As the Economy Freefalls and Mental Health Spirals, Both Rehabs and Addicts Try to Hold On

Though many treatment centers report being filled to the brim, the economic impact of the global pandemic will mean fewer rehabs can afford to stay open — and more addicts in need