Ali Safawi was an intern with Workit Health from May to August 2018. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
We now understand addiction as a complex, chronic brain disease. That leads to a common question: are their medical treatments for addiction?
For many people with alcohol use order, changing their relationship with alcohol can take two paths: moderation or abstinence. Depending on your specific circumstances, one path may be better than the other.
It is widely accepted that overly aggressive and deceitful marketing tactics by the companies that make oxycodone, fentanyl and other opioids helped start the opioid crisis in the 1990s. Now, thousands of lawsuits at both the federal and state level have been filed to hold these companies to account.
Recent cases of severe lung disease in several states have been linked to vaping. Here’s what we know and don’t know about the vaping-related illness and how you can reduce your risk.
According to a new University of Michigan (U of M) study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), women who give birth and are prescribed opioids for postpartum pain are at risk for opioid addiction.
Approximately 50% of the US prison population has a substance use disorder. What role should the prison system play in fighting the opioid epidemic?
The street drug krokodil is an illegal preparation of the drug desomorphine, a semi-synthetic opioid derived from morphine.
“Vaping” is a term for when someone uses an electronic device (often called e-cigarette, e-cig or vape pen) to inhale a vapor that is often flavored and can have a psychoactive substance like nicotine or THC added. According to the CDC, over 9 million adults vape regularly. Vaping really took off about five years ago and since then there has been a lot of confusion over what they are and what they aren’t.
Can two plants, one from central Africa and one from southeast Asia, help you beat opioid addiction? We explain ibogaine and kratom.
The idea behind the Sinclair Method is that you are not addicted to the actual alcohol, instead you are addicted to the pleasurable experience associated with drinking, that warm buzz you get after one (or more) drinks of your favorite hard beverage.
Buprenorphine is a life-saving medication that helps people beat opioid addiction by easing withdrawal and reducing cravings. We explain five different types of buprenorphine, from Suboxone to Sublocade.