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Being a Bipolar Addict

By Nic Sheff

Bipolar disorder may be trendy today, but it wasn’t when I was first diagnosed. And my unwillingness to accept my condition made it harder to get sober. MORE  

Life as a Tweaker

By Amy Dresner

In my early twenties, I discovered speed. The affair was short but not at all sweet—unless you count the all Caramello bars. MORE  

What I Inherited

By Amy Dresner

Want to know if genetics plays a role in both addiction and mental illness? Just take a glance at my family tree. 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  

Treating Teen Depression Cuts Drug Abuse

By Valerie Tejeda

A new study shows a 15% reduction in drug use among teens who were treated for depression. MORE  

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Bank-Robbing Schoolteacher Flees to Rehab, Craigslist's Growing Heroin Habit, and The Ties Between Anorexia and Addiction MORE  

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Syringes Used As Currency In Heroin-Addicted Myanmar

Heroin sells for as little as one dollar and every home has an addict.

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Mind Over Matter: Psychologist Explains the Biology of Addiction

Dr. Brad Lander has shown how a small part of the brain controlling motivation and pleasure is the key to understanding addictive behavior.

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UK Study Finds Punitive Drug Laws Don't Reduce Drug Use

Despite new evidence, the government has no intention to decriminalizing drugs.

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Lena Dunham Humorously Bares Her Dark Past in New Memoir

The Girls star revealed her struggles with OCD, sexual abuse, and eating disorders.

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Numerous Marijuana Grow Operations Raided In Colorado

Despite marijuana being legal, people are still getting busted in Colorado.

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