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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 Straight Answer to the Ultimate Question

By Susan Cheever

Bill Moyers and his family were onstage with me to discuss coming through the hell of addiction to the health and hope of recovery. Suddenly, a desperate cry for help came from the audience. MORE  

The Aryan Brotherhood’s Grip on Prison Heroin

By Seth Ferranti

The racist ideology of America's most notorious prison gang has long been subordinate to its lust for drug money. Federal crackdowns have yet to break the Brand. MORE  

Why I Left AA After 12 Years

By Louise Wareham Leonard

I needed to recover from 12-step recovery. Years after leaving the rooms, I'm grateful for a life of serenity and moderate drinking. MORE  

Making Amends Was Everything I Least Expected

By Anna David

I thought I knew exactly how my Ninth Step in AA would unfold. Instead, over a decade later, I’m still trying to make sense of people's unpredictable reactions. MORE  

Treatment Takes Two to Tango

By Dr. A. Tom Horvath

What actually takes place in addiction treatment? In the first of a three-part series, Dr. Tom Horvath shows motivational interviewing in action. MORE  

Now You Can't Drink…Water

By Matt Harvey

Americans take so many mood-altering and addictive pills that water supplies are being contaminated. Just ask the fish. Do the drugs in your water pose a risk to your health—and even your sobriety? MORE  

The 10 Most Memorable TV Interventions

By McCarton Ackerman

Intervention isn’t the only program to show, well, interventions. Check out our roundup of the most bizarre, dramatic and outrageous examples in television history. MORE  

The Battle for Needle Exchange, as AIDS Raged

By Maia Szalavitz

In the '80s, HIV was killing tens of thousands of heroin addicts. Yet swapping clean needles for dirty ones remained illegal—until a ragtag group of AIDS activists put their bodies on the line.  MORE  

How to Handle Panic Attacks

By Sue Smith

It figures: I get clean and start having crazy anxiety attacks. But here are some sobriety-friendly remedies. MORE  

Addiction's Shrinking Gender Gap

By Kelly Bourdet

All over the world, women have always had lower rates of addiction than men. But when women gain more rights as nations grow richer, they begin to catch up; in one drug type, they're already ahead. MORE  

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