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Brian Macaulay

Big Brother Is Watching You: Paranoia, Surveillance, and the Drug War

By Brian Macaulay

Police have new tech to help them predict and enforce the law better than ever—but that also means enforcing the racial bias of drug arrests faster than ever, too. MORE  

A Man—With an Eating Disorder

By Brian Macaulay

When I tell people I have an eating disorder, I get surprise, sympathy, empathy and laughing-shock: "Men can have eating disorders?” MORE  

How the Rehab Fame Game Distorts Drug and Alcohol Treatment

By Brian Macaulay

If everything we know about rehab comes from celebrity stories, how are we supposed to recognize and accept real help? MORE  

Oscars and Alcoholics: What a Great Movie!

By Brian Macaulay

Nebraska's Oscar nomination isn’t breaking new ground. Stories about characters who struggle with booze or drugs have long captivated filmmakers, and by extension Oscars. Why do addicts so endear themselves to awards voters? MORE  

Weed May Be Legal, But It's Still My Disease

By Brian Macaulay

Will the legalization of recreational marijuana have an effect on people addicted to weed? MORE  

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