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Put a Shirt On!

By Meg Williams

Wearing Sobriety on Your Sleeves—A screen printing boutique shows sobriety can be both creative and fashionable. MORE  

The Upside Down World of Welfare Drug Testing

By Meg Williams

Sweeping aside liberal objections about the rich punishing the poor, conservatives believe that welfare drug tests help employers and save the state money. But what does zero tolerance really produce? MORE  

What's Up With All the Medallions?

By Meg Williams

From medallions and chips to key tags, there's a cottage industry and some history behind those sober keep-sakes. MORE  

Dabbing—The Higher High

By Meg Williams

Doing butane hash oil, a.k.a. dabbing, might seem strange with the cooking and the weird pipe, but it's really just pot. MORE  

Self-Help Gets Its Comeuppance

By Meg Williams

She surveyed the landscape of our culture's addiction to self-help. Now Jessica Lamb-Shapiro talks to The Fix about her new book Promise Land, and why the story of self improvement is so personal to her. MORE  

Boston Mayor Spills the Beans

By Meg Williams

Newly elected Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh made no secret of his recovery from addiction during his election campaign. Could this be a refreshing trend of political transparency, or an appeal to a growing voter base? Or both? MORE  

Is the Big Book Shrinking?

By Meg Williams

The Big Book remains the place to find AA's program of recovery. But thanks to competing publishers and free apps, literature revenues are falling. Is there anything World Services can do? MORE  

Whither the Grapevine?

By Meg Williams

The rise of digital media has presented the print publishing industry with daunting challenges. AA’s Grapevine is by no means immune. MORE  

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