opioids

Xanax As the New Heroin: How Anti-Anxiety Medications Are Fueling an Epidemic

We might as well be living in the United States of Anxiety: Approximately 40 million American adults — roughly 18 percent of the population — have an anxiety disorder,…

Drug Users Are Leading the Narcan Revolution

Twenty-year-old Kirsten keeps two hypodermic needles loaded with naloxone, the chemical antagonist used to counter opioid overdoses, in an empty Don Julio tequila box with…

What the Hell Is Fentanyl, Anyway — and Why Is It Killing Everyone?

Federal authorities seized 110 pounds of the synthetic opioid fentanyl at a Philadelphia port last week. The drug was found in a shipment arriving from…

Does This Drug Really Cure Opiate Addiction Overnight?

The drug in question is called ibogaine. It’s a natural substance derived from the iboga plant that’s been shown to be helpful in detoxing opiate…