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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  

The Conspiracy Against Naloxone

By Maia Szalavitz

Naloxone is a cheap, safe, lifesaving drug that could save countless people from overdosing on heroin and other opiates. So why isn't it in every first aid kit? MORE  

How Exercise Keeps You Sober

By Jennifer Matesa

Staying fit can be very helpful for people who are trying to keep clean.  But for some people, excessive exercise can be equally addictive. MORE  

The Truth About Suboxone

By Maia Szalavitz

Studies show that maintenance therapy is the most effective treatment for opiate addiction. So why are abstinence fundamentalists so bitterly against it? MORE  

'My Husband or My Habit?': A Smoker's Dilemma

By Susan Shapiro

Once, he'd found her smoking sexy. But the day after the wedding, he demanded she quit. Or else. MORE  

What's So Scary About The Addiction Vaccine?

By Walter Armstrong

A recent New York Times story about a vaccine that may help curb addiction provoked a rabid response from many recovering readers. Why? It's true that we're years away from a magic bullet. But why are we so fearful of finding one? MORE  

How Childhood Trauma Creates Life-long Adult Addicts

By Maia Szalavitz

Childhood abuse massively increases the risk of people turning to drugs and alcohol. A little advice to fans of "tough love" treatment like Dr. Drew: Try a little tenderness. MORE  

Addiction Research: All Brain and No Soul?

By Maia Szalavitz

High-tech imaging and neuroscientific experiments are all the rage in the addiction world these days. That might proved helpful to addicts in the future. But for addicts currently immersed in a world of pain? Not so much. MORE  

Doctors Spell Out Addiction for the Next Decade

By Jed Bickman

For the first time, addiction will make it into medicine's most-important diagnostic manual. But not everyone's happy about this.  MORE  

A New View of Addiction Stirs Up A Scientific Storm

By Jennifer Matesa with Jed Bickman

A group of leading American addiction experts recently released a sweeping new definition of addiction, sending the the powerful psychiatric lobby into a tail-spin. MORE  

Sex Addiction Is Not So Funny

By Alexandra Katehakis

From Tiger Woods to Anthony Wiener, most bold-faced names who get caught with their pants down blame their actions on sex addiction, while the public largely scoffs at the label. But a top therapist argues that it's no laughing matter. MORE  

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