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Andrew Sullivan on the Opioid Epidemic in America
This nation pioneered modern life. Now epic numbers of Americans are killing themselves with opioids to escape it.
america  culture  drugs  unitedstates  andrewsullivan  opiods  addiction  modernculture  modernlife 
april 2018 by brendanmcfadden
42 Minutes, £2,600 Lost: The U.K.’s Growing Gambling Problem - The New York Times
Within 42 minutes, Mr. Franklin had lost £2,600, the latest relapse in a decades-long gambling addiction that he reckons has cost him more than a million pounds, his marriage, several jobs and his relationship with his three children.
gambling  uk  greatbritain  bettingterminals  addiction  nytimes 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
A Small-Town Police Officer’s War on Drugs - The New York Times
New Hampshire has the second-highest rate of drug overdoses in the country. Eric Adams in Laconia (population 16,000) has been assigned one task: to stop them.
opioids  opioidepidemic  drugs  overdoses  newhampshire  nytime  nytimesmag  ericadams  addiction 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Lawyer, the Addict - The New York Times
A high-powered Silicon Valley attorney dies. His ex-wife investigates, and finds a web of drug abuse in his profession.
drugs  addiction  siliconvalley  nytimes 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What Cookies and Meth Have in Common - The New York Times
As a psychiatrist, I have yet to meet a patient who enjoys being addicted to drugs or compulsively overeating.

Why would anyone continue to use recreational drugs despite the medical consequences and social condemnation? What makes someone eat more and more in the face of poor health?

One answer is that modern humans have designed the perfect environment to create both of these addictions.
addiction  meth  psychiatry  drugs  nytimes 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
What Happened to Robert Swift?
A millionaire at 18 and a junkie at 27, Robert Swift is trying to revive his basketball career and repair his frayed life.
chrisballard  basketball  nba  sportsillustrated  robertswift  sports  drugs  addiction 
october 2016 by brendanmcfadden

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