October 26, 2017

Court To Rule On Whether Relapse By An Addicted Opioid User Should Be A Crime

Source: NPR Julie Eldred is back at home in Massachusetts now. But she was sentenced to a treatment program for opioid addiction as part of a probation agreement, then sent to jail when she relapsed. Some addiction specialists say that’s unjust. Jesse Costa/WBUR Julie Eldred has been struggling with addiction to opioids for more than […]

October 25, 2017

Senior health officials in the dark about Trump's opioid declaration

Source: Politico Public health advocates are anxiously awaiting the fine print of Trump’s announcement — particularly how much money he might direct to fight the opioid addiction crisis. | Getty Images An administration official said the White House has asked at least one federal agency to provide estimates of additional funding it will need. By […]

October 25, 2017

The problem with Harvey Weinstein's sex addiction claim

Source: CBS News It’s an all-too-common narrative. A wealthy man in a position of power is accused of sexual behavior that’s at best inappropriate and at worst criminal and announces he’s seeking therapy for treatment. Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein reportedly checked himself into rehab for sex addiction, a condition many experts in the medical field […]