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Drug Addiction

According to a worldwide study in 2019, 35 million people suffer from some sort of drug use disorder, and only 1 in 7 receive treatment for it. Drug addiction is characterized by the compulsive need to consume an addictive substance despite the negative consequences of its use, and it has destroyed countless families, relationships, and careers in its wake. Whether the drug of choice is heroin, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, or other substances, those of us who grapple with addiction face great difficulties in our struggle for sobriety.

If you or someone you know is in immediate need of support, please seek professional help. If you are in crisis, here are some immediate free resources.

Addiction treatment had failed. Could brain surgery save him?

After nearly two decades of hardcore drug addiction — after overdoses and rehabs and relapses, homelessness and dead friends and ruined lives — Gerod Buckhalter had one choice left, and he knew it.

Yahoo Sports ‘Why not roll the dice?’ Lamar Odom’s risky road back from addiction and depression

It is now more than five years since Odom’s drug abuse prematurely ended his NBA career, destroyed his marriage to Khloe Kardashian and left him comatose for three days in a Las Vegas hospital.

We Are Broken Together

“Even where I live in St. Paul, known nationally for being the ‘crossroads of recovery,’” William said, “the stigma prevents people from thinking about alcoholics and other drug addicts as ‘good people with a bad illness.’”

Picking Addiction Help (Part 2)

Addiction is now recognized to be a chronic illness that lurks indefinitely within an addict in recovery.

His Family Found the Way to Cope

"I knew how progressive the disease was. I knew each time I used, I fell faster and faster. I knew when I went out that day I was a dead man. I didn't go out to do drugs. I went out to die."

Ibogaine: One Man’s Journey to Mexico for Psychedelic Addiction Treatment

For decades people have reported [ibogaine] eliminates withdrawal symptoms and cravings associated with various drugs. And many say it’s most effective for opioid users.

Celebrity's Son: Big Connections And Addictions; Ordeal of Moyers Family Underlies a TV Documentary

William Moyers's ordeal helped motivate Bill Moyers's new documentary series, ''Close to Home,'' which explores the nature of addiction. ''It isn't about me,'' his son said. ''It's about thousands of people like me.

Drug Addiction: There Is Help

For anyone battling drug addiction, facing that “I need help” moment and knowing where to turn are crucial initial steps. The recovery process can be ridden with pain, denial and shame.

Can You Cure Yourself of Drug Addiction?

Actor Charlie Sheen, known for his heavy cocaine use, has been stating in interviews that he freed himself of his drug habit. How likely is that?

Brain Implants Used to Fight Drug Addiction in US

Patients with severe opioid addiction are being given brain implants to help reduce their cravings, in the first trial of its kind in the US.

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