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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  

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  

Teen Mom's Amber Portwood on Sobriety and Growing Up

By McCarton Ackerman

Amber Portwood is returning to Teen Mom at two years sober and after prison — and looking to open her own rehab. She's a lesson in growing up and moving forward. MORE  

Should U.S. Rehabs Follow the Beraca Model?

By Romina Mazzaferri

Beraca Centers are successfully applying a combo of new and age-old techniques to combat addiction. Here is one man's story. MORE  

The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

By Jessica Zimmer

What is actually in synthetic weed? You'll be surprised. What is the high like? More surprise. Is it worth it? Read on. MORE  

Why SMART Recovery® Will Never Replace Alcoholics Anonymous

By Matthew Leichter

Five reasons why SMART Recovery® will never push out AA as the main model of recovery, despite higher success rates. MORE  

Insurers Balk at Funding Addiction Treatment

By Christen McCurdy

Taxpayers fund the lion's share of addiction treatment—79.2%, or $22.2 billion—but private insurers avoid helping with the tab, often using denial tactics.   MORE  

How to Make Addiction Treatment Way More Successful - Sage Advice From Two Experts

By John Lavitt

Overall, addiction treatment and public policy toward it is actually regressing despite pockets of progress. Two of America's great researchers answer 12 questions about recovery.  MORE  

Former Nation Leaders Assault The War On Drugs, Call For Blazing Changes

By Paul Gaita

The GCDP stated, in no uncertain terms, that the half-century spent on the drug war had “failed, with devastating consequences around the world.” It's time  to end the criminalization of drugs and pass legalization initiatives. MORE  

Hospital, Again

By Susan Mansfield

We spoke about his other anxieties and how he feels inadequate and how he has such an empty life that he could not be able to go clean and face all his issues because it would be too hard, too painful and take too long. MORE  

Is Food Addiction a Myth?

By Jeanene Swanson

Some scoff at the idea, others clamor for a cure. Is it an eating disorder, or an actual addiction? 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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