In this commentary, Stanford tobacco expert Robert Jackler adds context to the recent decision by JUUL to stop direct social media in the U.S.
During a talk at Stanford, journalist and author Barry Meier discussed his nearly two-decade long investigation into OxyContin and Purdue Pharma.
A recent NOVA episode focused on our country's addiction problem and highlighted the work of numerous researchers.
A team of economists have examined the importance of location and opioid prevalence to help tease out the relative importance of supply in the epidemic.
New Stanford research shows alarming trends in teens' use of a popular vaping device, suggesting they need better education about its addictive potential.
Following surgery, the risk of overdose from opioids is highest during the first month. Taking both short- and long-acting opioids also boosts the risk.
Ketamine, a promising new treatment for depression, works through the brain's opioid system, Stanford study finds, defying long held beliefs.
Even substantial efforts in reducing opioid addiction, preventing overdoses and providing addiction treatment won't curb the crisis any time soon.
Stanford researchers examine the use of deep brain stimulation therapy to treat alcohol use disorders and reduce relapse rates.
In a JAMA opinion piece, Gary Peltz and Tom Sudhof argue for policymakers and health leaders to combat opioid addictions early.
Researchers have studied the complex chemical composition of e-cigarette vapors to predict their health impacts on users and those around them.
Years into the opioid epidemic, Stanford psychiatrist and addiction researcher Anna Lembke cites signs of slow improvement and comments on benzodiazepines.
Bill Williams is a teacher and theater director who lost his 24-year-old son to a heroin overdose in 2012. Ashley Elliott is a former addict …
This week programmers from across the country will convene in Washington, D.C., to take part in a code-a-thon hosted by the U.S. Department of Health …
In 2014, a new type of tobacco product, a heat-not-burn cigarette, was marketed to the people of Japan. These battery-powered cigarettes heat tobacco to roughly …
Since I write about the opioid epidemic — what many are calling the worst drug epidemic in United States history — I’ve taken note of …