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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  

A Language of Empowerment

By John Lavitt

The New Recovery Advocacy Movement, operating outside the constraints of anonymous programs, aims to destigmatize addiction and convey a message of successful and sustainable long-term recovery to people across the country.  MORE  

Medical Marijuana in the Desert

By Paul Krassner

A patient details the ridiculous and surreal experience of obtaining legal medical marijuana in the California desert. MORE  

Death by Lethal Incompetence

By Neville Elder

The state of Missouri got its latest batch of death penalty drugs in a backroom deal as shady as any street drug deal. If we can't do the death penalty right, maybe we should reconsider doing it at all. MORE  

Staying Cool With Glutamate

By Jeanene Swanson

Can an over-the-counter supplement now becoming popular for mental health and mood elevation help a person stay sober? The early research is promising. MORE  

After the Music Stops

By Maggie Serota

Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing discusses managing a drug habit alongside a major label recording career, relearning to write songs after getting sober and his love of the albums John Coltrane recorded in sobriety.  MORE  

Tennessee: A State of Epidemic

By A.J. Dugger III

Tennessee ranks second per capita in the U.S. for prescription drug abuse. It’s a middle class epidemic. How did it happen in a state known for music and horses? MORE  

The Parent Dilemma: Kids or No Kids?

By Linda Stansberry

Should people with a family predisposition to addiction or alcoholism not have children? And if you do have kids, can you raise them to avoid addiction? MORE  

How To Help Dennis Rodman Help Himself

By McCarton Ackerman

The infamous NBA star has been dipping his toes into the world of recovery for years, but has remained unwilling to fully commit. Could his celebrity status ultimately be his biggest downfall to getting sober? MORE  

Obamacare Rolls Out, Transforming Addiction Coverage

By Michael Dhar

Despite the controversy, Obamacare will really change people's lives—including addicts, who can look forward to treatment coverage beginning this year. MORE  

Comic Relief—Dave Chappelle

By The Fix staff

Dave Chappelle on getting high with white folk. 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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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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