Addiction has become one of America’s most costly, and most neglected diseases. In a recent Columbia University study, researchers found that over “40 million Americans age 12 and over meet the clinical criteria for addiction involving nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs.” Additionally, it is estimated that nearly 80 million people in the U.S. are what…

Dorien Lugt (Netherlands) and Jonas Hall-Andersen (Denmark) were on IFLRY’s delegation to the UN Climate Change conference (COP22) in Marrakech this year. What follows is a report on their overall experiences. It is easy to get lost in the small streets in the old town in Marrakech, where the streets are filled with scooters, bikers,…

In 2011, the first wave of an estimated 78 million baby boomers hit the retirement age of 65, meaning that many Americans can now expect to live nearly twice as long as their early 19th century counterparts. While life expectancies have drastically increased over a century, concerns about the healthcare industry’s ability to keep up…

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 (colloquially referred to as Obamacare) made mental and behavioral health treatment one of ten essential benefits required in new insurance policies sold on the federal health exchange. Despite this expanded coverage, however, many Americans still struggle to access mental health treatment because they are unable to…