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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  

Finally Free: Sobriety After 21 Years in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Longtime Fix columnist Seth Ferranti is out of prison and writing from a halfway house. MORE  

A Time-Out for Death

By Neville Elder

Free Narcan kits give hope to parents in Staten Island OD epidemic. MORE  

Want to Heal? Participate!

By Cathy Cassata

Anne Wilson Schaef shares how Living in Process can heal addiction, mental illness and anything life throws at you. MORE  

Recovery High

By Paul Gaita

For teenage addicts, recovery high schools can help tremendously in giving them a clean, safe environment. But funding can be a problem. MORE  

Ayahuasca: Miracle Healer or Something Else?

By Laura Barcella

Is it all crazy visions and mind-numbing hallucinations, or is there more to this tea that goes by many names? MORE  

Habit or Addiction—Who Decides?

By Jeanene Swanson

Most of what we call addictions these days are simply behaviors that get reinforced and lead to adverse consequences. MORE  

The Legacy of Eric Holder

By Ellen Sousares

Despite a tumultuous tenure as the nation's Attorney General he leaves behind a legacy of progressive action toward reforming the criminal justice system and reversing the deleterious repercussions of a failed war on drugs. MORE  

Walking Drunk: The Perils of Sobriety In The Zombie Apocalpyse

By Neville Elder

In honor of the fifth season premiere of The Walking Dead this Sunday, here are some tips on how to survive the zombie apocalypse, one day at a time. MORE  

Taking The Stigma Out Of Addiction

By Paul Gaita

Addiction—a mental illness or a moral failing? MORE  

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Children of Addicts Must Work Harder to Fight Impulses

Researchers found that improperly developed brains were as much of a factor as being in a substance abusing environment.

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Will a New President Undo Marijuana's Progress?

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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Global Drug Survey Looking for Participants

As they do every year, the independent research group is looking to cull drug and alcohol use data for its 2015 survey.

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Former Miss USA Tara Conner Opens Up About Getting Sober

Conner has been sober for seven years and is now hoping to help others in their battle with addiction.

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