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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  

A VA Clinic Tries a New Course

By Neville Elder

New England vets will be treated with a process called "ACT." Veterans and others seeking relief from chronic pain could be spared joining the millions unwillingly addicted to narcotic pain pills. So what is "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy"? MORE  

Legalize Recovery!

By Adam Sledd

Recovery space will not be achieved through restriction or regulation of those who can enjoy the recreational use of substances, legal or otherwise. One of the stigmas that we are working to overcome is the idea that we are a bunch of party poopers. Pro-recovery must not be confused with anti-drug. MORE  

The Ibogaine Experience: A Miracle Cure or a Bad Trip?

By Doug Heyes and Alesha Carlander

Is ibogaine a phenomenal tool for addiction or not? We visit a cross-border medical clinic and follow five people who have their own answers. MORE  

In The Gay Community, Meth Has Made an Unwelcome Comeback

By Jason Parsley

Why is meth still so popular in the gay community, and what can be done about it? MORE  

The 12 Wildest School Drug Cases In 2014 (So Far)

By McCarton Ackerman

We still have plenty of 2014 left, but numerous drug cases involving both students and teachers have already happened this year. Here are some of the most memorable ones. MORE  

Synthetic Drugs: Investigating A Global Epidemic

By Remi L. Roy

Many of the more than 300 new synthetic drugs on the market are known to trigger unpredictable, sometimes fatal, highs. They're now commonplace, often legal. And the effects can be devastating. MORE  

The Science of Nicotine Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson

There are 50 million nicotine addicts in the US, and one in five deaths results from smoking. According to the CDC, smoking is still the leading preventable cause of death. Here's why it is so hard to kick, and the treatments. MORE  

Rich Mom Addicts Get Sobriety Coaches; Poor Moms Get Jail

By Lynn Stuart Parramore

In America, addiction is judged through the lens of class. MORE  

Rob's Highs and Lowes

By Camilla Davies

Rob Lowe has overcome addictions to sex and alcohol. He talks about how he has gone on to enjoy a successful career post recovery. MORE  

Women Are Not Powerless

By Hallie Hart Hodenfield

Gabrielle Glaser tells The Fix that the rise of women's drinking in America isn't because they're alcoholics—and treating them that way, including by AA, could make it worse. MORE  

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