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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  

When Trading Becomes A Ruinous Gambling Addiction

By Janice Dorn, M.D. and Ph.D.

Trading, a form of gambling, gets you high. It also can morph into the compulsive fear of not losing...then into an addiction...then into a financial crash.  MORE  

Tap Tap Tap: A Path to Healing and Recovery?

By Jowita Bydlowska

The "energy-medicine" method of tapping—locating acupressure points to alleviate past traumatic wounds—may or may not be useful, but many believe in it.  MORE  

UnVaping: A New Ban Treats E-Cigs the Same as Tobacco. Are They?

By Sarah Peters

Even though science has yet to pass judgement on e-cigarettes, states have started restricting vaping like smoking. MORE  

Acing Alcohol Addiction: Tennis Champ Sally Greer Talks Treating Pro Athletes

By McCarton Ackerman

Sally Greer spent years competing against the greatest players in professional tennis. Little did she know that her toughest opponent would come after she retired from the sport. 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  

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