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Exercising Those Demons

By Brian Donahoe

The gym is the last place an addict wants to go, clean or not. Here's a pep-talk and some tips from a personal trainer on how to sweat yourself to happiness. One step at a time. MORE  

Methadone to Marathons

By Jaime Neptune

I was a chain-smoking junkie, then clean but chubby. Then I found marathon running—another addictive high altogether. MORE  

I Want Candy

By Laura Barcella

Experts say that sugar affects brain chemistry and contributes to cancer, alcoholism and depression. It was also my first addiction—and it's still hanging on tight. MORE  

Silly Studies on Addiction

By Susan Cheever

The media is continually treating us to research touting "new," "promising," even "breakthrough" knowledge. But do they really deliver? MORE  

History's Scariest Addiction Treatments

By Jacqueline Detwiler

Not so keen on stomach blisters, live eels in your drink, or doses of strychnine? Then count yourself lucky you faced addiction in more recent times. MORE  

Welcome to Dopamine Nation

By Dr. Richard Juman

Despite a proliferation of treatment options in America, addictive behavior and unhealthy coping strategies are more common than ever. Here's why. MORE  

How Brain Trauma Can Cause Addiction

By Adam K. Raymond

Lethal drug addiction is disturbingly common among pro athletes, like boxer Johnny Tapia and a long roster of NFL players, who suffer head trauma and chronic pain. Sadly, the more we know, the less anyone seems to care. MORE  

Why You Should Care About Obamacare

By Jesse Singal

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has upheld President Obama's centerpiece legislation. So what's at stake for people in recovery? MORE  

You Can Pray Relapses Away. Really.

By Tracey Logan

New findings in neuroscience help clarify why spirituality improves success with sobriety. MORE  

Addiction on Wall Street

By Kevin Gray

High-profile, cocaine-fueled meltdowns are old hat on Wall Street. The truth is, finance is more haunted than ever by addiction, compulsions and eating disorders. Here's why. MORE  

Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise For Alcoholics

By Valerie Tejeda

In a pre-trial study, French researchers testing Baclofen achieved an 80% success rate treating heavy drinkers. MORE  

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