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Nina Emkin

Kicking the Habit: A New View of Addiction

By Nina Emkin

In The Power of Habit, author Charles Duhigg offer readers a new way of looking at how to change their behavior. Now he tells The Fix how his methods apply specifically to addiction. MORE  

The Formerly Drunk Ultra Man

By Nina Emkin

Rich Roll went from being a hope-to-die drunk to one of the world’s fittest men—a journey he chronicles in his new book, Finding UltraMORE  

I Was a Teenage Gangbanger

By Nina Emkin

Comedian Moshe Kasher's new memoir tells the hilarious, hellish journey of his journey from teenage delinquent to sober role model—all before the age of 16. MORE  

Relapsing When You Have Longterm Sobriety

By Nina Emkin

While most relapses occur in the early days, some people put together years before finding AA’s revolving door. What makes someone go out after finding solid sobriety? MORE  

From Teenage Delinquent to Teen Dream

By Nina Emkin

Once a multiple rehab grad who couldn’t stay sober, Jamison Monroe now runs Newport Academy—a rehab for young people suffering from the sorts of problems he understands. MORE  

Print Publishing Chases the Addiction Market

By Nina Emkin

America's 20 million recovering addicts are an increasingly sought-after readership. MORE  

Can Hypnosis Really Help You Quit Smoking?

By Nina Emkin

While some may laugh off hypnosis as quackery, it’s a surprisingly effective way to drop the butts. MORE  

What You Can Learn from Relapse

By Nina Emkin

To many, relapse is considered a failure. But, as our writer discovers, it could actually be just the catalyst an addict needs. MORE  

Getting the Word Out

By Nina Emkin

Admitting that you've struggled with alcohol or drugs is a lot less shameful than it used to be. But despite huge strides in pop culture and science, coming clean still isn't always easy. MORE  

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