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Jennifer Matesa

Is AA a Cult, or a Culture?

By Jennifer Matesa

For every quasi-authoritarian 12-step meeting, I’ve gone to more than a dozen other more equitable ones. MORE  

Ex-Hospital Worker David Kwiatkowski Sentenced to 39 Years

By Jennifer Matesa

The former itinerant cardiac technologist was sentenced for infecting 30 patients with Hepatitis C at the Exeter, N.H. hospital where he worked. MORE  

Trapped on Suboxone

By Jennifer Matesa

Suboxone, touted as a miracle drug to help ease addiction to heroin, does not need to become your next addiction MORE  

The Hospital Tech Who Stole Needles

By Jennifer Matesa

David Kwiatkowski worked as a technician at dozens of US hospitals. He was also a fentanyl addict who infected countless patients with Hepatitis C. Now experts may turn to a hidden asset to prevent a repeat: recovering drug addicts. MORE  

Reckitt Pulls Its Suboxone Tablets From the US Market

By Jennifer Matesa

The pharma giant says its decision is due to concerns over child safety—not a desire to promote its more profitable Suboxone films. MORE  

This Fall in Drugs: Higher-Dose Suboxone Films

By Jennifer Matesa

A major pharma company is rolling out new opioid-blocking films that will melt in your mouth. MORE  

Survey Shows Drug-Infested US High Schools

By Jennifer Matesa

Using and dealing is rampant in schools, according to a major CASAColumbia survey—and social media seems to contribute. MORE  

Is Your Kid an Addict?

By Jennifer Matesa

Addiction to drugs and booze are leading teenagers to the ER at a skyrocketing rate. How can you help them before they get there—and how much blame lies with the parents? MORE  

Meet the "Robin Hood" of Suboxone

By Jennifer Matesa

Albuquerque's "Mystery Man" hawks the detox drug Suboxone to addicts at a price they can afford. But is he right? MORE  

When Old Age and Addiction Collide

By Jennifer Matesa

A startlingly fast-growing number of baby boomers and retirees are falling victim to America's next wave of addiction. Think Medicare covers drug treatment? Think again. MORE  

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A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

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Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

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Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

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Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

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High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

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How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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