November 7, 2013 Gabapentin, a generic drug, appears to reduce alcohol cravings and ease sleeplessness and anxiety associated with withdrawal. But the drug hasn't been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat alcohol dependence, and there's no sign it will be anytime soon.
October 24, 2013 The painkiller OxyContin is already classified as a Schedule II drug because of the "severe" risk of addiction. Now the Food and Drug Administration wants to move Vicodin and other painkillers containing hydrocodone to Schedule II as well, citing soaring rates of addiction and overdose deaths.
October 5, 2012 Should kids have cell phones? Cell phones are a powerful technology that have come, very quickly, to assume a very large place in our psychic lives. Should we protect our kids from this?
August 21, 2012 Volunteers at Dublin House help teenagers battle drug and alcohol addiction.
May 9, 2012 He joined an elite group of Major League players — and came very close to becoming the first ever to hit five home runs in a single game.
January 2, 2012 In the 1970s, a sizable number of U.S. servicemen in Vietnam self-identified as heroin addicts. But when they returned stateside, the number of these soldiers who continued their addiction was surprisingly low. Why? Turns out a massive disruption in their environment and routine played a big role in helping them change their behavior.
November 1, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, teaching sex education, and changes in Myanmar. In the second hour, helping family members battle addiction, and a defense of back-room deals.