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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  

Dissecting the Complicated Relationship Between Drug Operations and Terrorism

By Remi L. Roy

Roughly half of the Department of State’s 59 officially designated foreign terrorist organizations have been linked to the global drug trade. Those outfits are all vying for a piece of the most lucrative illicit pie on the planet. MORE  

Sober Abroad

By Dufflyn Lammers

Finding friends in low places. MORE  

Clean and Sober in the Emerald Triangle

By Bobbi Anderson

You can be sober and grow weed, I'm told. But can a recovering addict like me live next door? MORE  

The Neurological Basis for Digital Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson

Increasing evidence shows that texting and internet addiction can negatively affect lives. It's time to treat digital dependence as a real diagnosable disorder. MORE  

The Increasing Importance of Ibogaine's Role in Recovery

By Nathan A Thompson

We talk ibogaine with Dimitri Mugianis, a man who used the psychedelic root to cure himself of a 20-year heroin and cocaine habit and now is using it to treat others in Costa Rica. MORE  

She Was Asking For It

By Paul Gaita

Campus rape and the media's "Blame The Victim" movement. MORE  

The Legal Status of a Criminal Confession in AA

By Kathleen Phalen Tomaselli

AA encourages members to admit their wrongs, past and present. But are the rooms of recovery as sacred as a church's confessional booth? MORE  

Jump Around

By Mary Killian

As he shut the door, I smelled the faint whiff of cooked cocaine. I knew it, I thought to myself. It felt like I'd just won a prize. MORE  

Keeping It Up in the Porn Industry

By Tracy Clark-Flory

To make it in the porn industry, male performers juice up on ED meds. Many end up dependent on them—and some end up in the emergency room. MORE  

The Best Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder Your Addiction Counselor Isn’t Telling You

By Matthew Leichter

Pharmacological solutions for alcohol use disorder are often met with disdain, despite clinical studies supporting them as the most effective solutions by far. 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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