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Professional Voices—The Experience Machine

By Richard Juman

What if a problem from Philosophy 101 could help improve our understanding of addiction? Would it make it easier for us to treat addiction without the stigma? MORE  

Have Some Compassion!

By Cathy Cassata

Renowned Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield discusses how compassion, forgiveness and mindfulness can help free you from addiction. MORE  

Sober Trans Housing

By Jason Parsley

Many treatment centers and sober houses claim to be gay and trans-friendly, but that’s not always the case. MORE  

One Man’s War for the Medical Treatment of Addiction

By Matthew Leichter

Naltrexone is a 30-year old drug therapy for addiction. This medical solution has been dismissed by most, but Percy Menzies is fighting back. MORE  

The Next Phase in Recovery—The Tommy Rosen Solution

By The Fix staff

Tommy Rosen—architect of Recovery 2.0—on his own recovery, drug laws, recovery modes and how yoga can save your life in The Fix Q&A MORE  

Recovery with a Laugh-Track

By Malina Saval

Chuck Lorre and Gemma Baker on the story behind their recovery themed sitcom Mom. MORE  

Pregnancy and Addiction Treatment

By Jeanene Swanson

The number of pregnant women who receive treatment for substance abuse is shockingly low, but options do exist. MORE  

Two Bipolar Chicks

By McCarton Ackerman

Wendy K. Williamson and Honora Rose talk mental illness, drug addiction and their new book. MORE  

K2: A Dangerous Peak to Climb

By Daniel Genis

The stuff is available not just in head shops where drug paraphernalia is sold, but even in gas stations. So what could be the harm? MORE  

The David Sheff Solution

By John Lavitt

Author David Sheff on the stigma of addiction, the concept of rock bottom, the rise of video game addiction, and how to help the most vulnerable among us, in The Fix Q&A. MORE  

Substituting Addictions

By Jeanene Swanson

Many people will substitute one addiction for another during or after the recovery process from their original addiction. Are these people destined to become addicts for life, battling a never-ending cycle of recovery and relapse? MORE  

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Whether it's Hillary Clinton on the left or one of the assorted cast of characters on the right, a new chief executive could change course on weed in 2016.

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