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The Beginning of the End of the Abstinence Rule?

By Maia Szalavitz

When Hazelden realized traditional treatment for young opiate-painkiller addicts was failing, it introduced maintenance therapy. Only a week later, the backlash has begun. MORE  

Scientists Unveil a Bold New Definition of Addiction

By Maia Szalavitz

The official diagnosis for addiction is getting a major makeover—promising major changes for the addiction community. Here's what you need to know. MORE  

The Controversial Heretic Who's Taking On AA

By Stanton Peele

For three decades, psychologist Stanton Peele has riled the recovery movement with his relentless attacks on abstinence and AA. Critics have dismissed him as a self-promoting quack. Now he's firing back. MORE  

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