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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  

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  

Smoking's Last Frontier

By Daniel Genis

Our author takes us on a personal tour of nicotine addiction: from prison-recipe smokes using patches, tea, and "blue thunder" to the latest tech innovation in e-cigarette smartphone apps. MORE  

How Obamacare Is Killing AA’s Membership

By Matthew Leichter

Under Obamacare, insurance will only pay for evidence-based treatment. Consequently, rehabs are eliminating 12-step groups in favor of harm reduction and other statistically strong methods. MORE  

Byron Katie's Solution to Your Turmoil—Work It!

By Cathy Cassata

In the words of the renowned Katie, “I didn’t quit drinking; I did "The Work," and drinking, drugs, compulsive eating, smoking, anger, depression, sorrow, fear, all quit me.” MORE  

Bingers vs. Habituals: Spin the Bottle

By Paul Staley

The binger knows that alcohol gets you loaded and they make sure that happens. The habitual on the other hand sees alcohol as the solution to problems for which there are a host of other remedies. MORE  

Can You Still Buy Illegal Drugs Online? You Bet!

By Paul Gaita

In the wake of Silk Road's demise, online drug marketplaces have become smarter and are offering a wider variety of illegal products. MORE  

Interview with a Fallen Angel

By Nathan A Thompson

Paul Bayes Kitcher talks with The Fix about Risen, his all-recovering addicts dance group. MORE  

Fun At Social Gatherings Sober?

By Julie Elsdon-Height

If you’re attending events and find you’re feeling out of place, perhaps ask yourself if you’re allowing yourself to have FUN and remember you’re not under a spotlight, people aren’t focusing on whether you’re drinking or not. MORE  

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