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Clean Reading: Five Books to Read in Treatment

By Zachary Siegel

Five books to read in treatment or early sobriety, numbered arbitrarily . . . . MORE  

Newcomer's Best Friend

By Sadie Long

In early recovery it was a stray dog named Rosie who taught me everything I needed to know about a healthy relationship. MORE  

David Foster Wallace's Not-So-Sober Plot

By Hunter R. Slaton

A new bio reveals details of the late novelist's druggy past—including a plan to off Mary Karr's husband. MORE  

Bill Clegg's Early-Recovery Musical Crush

By Hunter R. Slaton

Pianist Rachel Yamagata's debut album was a big influence on the famous literary agent and recovering addict. MORE  

Facebook in Sobriety

By Taylor Ellsworth

My problem isn’t that I’m addicted to status updates. It’s that I use Facebook as a self-worth monitor—and I’m unwilling to stop. MORE  

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Contributing to Greater Naloxone Access

The actor's death has triggered dozens of states to enact naloxone programs and Good Samaritan laws.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

Mike Tyson claims he shared the same drug dealer as Robin Williams, police pull drunk man from burning car, and zombie woman arrested twice for DUI.

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Divorced or Separated Women Report Higher Stress and More Drug Use Than Men

Women who had ended their marriages reported higher levels of drug and alcohol use as a means to relieve stress.

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Banned Drugs Still Found in Weight-Loss Supplements

A new study shows that banned drugs and even anabolic steroids are still found in dietary supplements and sexual enhancement aids.

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Insurance Companies Will Only Pay for Expensive Hep C Drugs If Patients Are Really Sick

Insurance companies don't seem to care about stopping hepatitis C in the early stages and preventing patients from developing permanent liver damage.

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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