Grief is a natural response to loss, but if it significantly affects your ability to function, it may be time to seek professional help.
Prescription medications can help people with opioid use disorder avoid the risks of relapse and overdose. But stigma based on misperceptions about addiction limits their use.
Antidepressants have been prescribed to millions of people with little thought about how those people will come off them.
Sen. John Fetterman’s admission to a hospital for mental health treatment has set off an important national discussion about the need to reduce stigmas around mental illness.
There are lots of reasons someone might want to stop taking antidepressants, from a life change to wanting to take a break. But the process of tapering off medications needs to be carefully managed.
Antipsychotics can have severe side effects, there’s a lack of guidance on how to stop taking these drugs safely.
Scholars weigh in on the known and unknown about marijuana and its incarnations.
People are dying from using a toxic drug supply. Safer supply and other approaches that listen to the needs of people who use drugs are critical to saving lives and addressing the opioid crisis.
Weed, though far less dangerous than many other drugs, is not entirely without risk. Some 59% of people treating pain with medical cannabis experience moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms
Our new research suggests the COVID-19 pandemic has meant people are using illicit drugs less. But decreased use can mean higher risk of overdoses.
State governments are leading the charge against opioid makers over their role in the epidemic. A team of researchers at Penn State examined just how much the crisis has cost them.
If you’re ready to come off antidepressants, it’s important to tread carefully. About one in five people experience withdrawals, and it’s possible to fall back into symptoms of depression, too.
Alcohol is a dangerous drug. Drinking in excess can kill you, but so can trying to quit.