November 30, 2019

Sculptor Leonardo Drew on being “the crack addict of art”

Source: CBS News Artist Leonardo Drew started out drawing superheroes. Over the past 30 years, he’s become a highly acclaimed sculptor with work in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Tate in London. Anthony Mason spoke with him about his […]

November 22, 2019

Medical implant takes aim at opioid addiction

Source: CBS News After years of addiction, a Louisiana man got an implant while in prison to help fight his opioid cravings. He says it changed his life. Meg Farris of WWL-TV reports from New Orleans. Read Full Article

November 12, 2019

Opioid Addiction In Jails: An Anthropologist’s Perspective

Source: NPR In Getting Wrecked: Women, Incarceration, and the American Opioid Crisis, a Rikers Island doctor says drug treatment in U.S. jails and prisons is often shaped by societal prejudice, not science.(Image credit: Catie Dull/NPR)

November 3, 2019

Opioid crisis tearing families apart and costing economy hundreds of billions

Source: CBS News A government study out this past week says the nation’s opioid epidemic cost the economy $696 billion from 2015 through last year. Then there’s the human toll, not captured by dollars and cents: Lives lost to overdose and families torn apart by addiction. Dean Reynolds reports. Read Full Article