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Saving My Teenage Junkie

By Meredith O'Brien

Haley doesn't understand her own mortality. She could be one careless combination of substances away from death. If she was home, I lived in a continuing state of fear. I realized she had to be in long term treatment, I couldn't allow her to destroy herself as well as the family. MORE  

Drop the Sin Talk: The Fix Q&A with Drew Brooks

By Cathy Cassata

Drew Brooks from Faith Partners discusses how congregations across the country are getting real with substance abuse prevention, intervention and more. MORE  

Vietnam Officials Slam 'Failure' Of Community-Based Drug Treatment

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite offering a cheap way for addicts to get clean, Vietnam's first community-based treatment center has seen most of its patients drop out. MORE  

Tim McGraw Reveals Former Addictions, Faith Hill Intervention

By McCarton Ackerman

McGraw is the latest country singer to recently open up about his battles with addiction. MORE  

A Reason to Exist

By Zachary Siegel

All the religion and spirituality in AA couldn't fill the void in my life, but an understanding of existentialism did. MORE  

Former NBA Star Chris Herren Raises Money For Recovery

By McCarton Ackerman

By finishing the Boston Marathon, Harren took another big step in his own recovery from opiate addiction while also raising funds to help others like him. MORE  

The Worst Advice I’ve Ever Gotten In Recovery

By Jenny Chu

Take what you need and leave the rest; AA is full of suggestions that are asinine at best, harmful at worst. MORE  

Former Addict Goes From Homelessness To Magna Cum Laude

By McCarton Ackerman

Daney Hill lived under a highway overpass struggling with substance abuse, but she picked up the pieces and earned high honors in college with a degree in business. MORE  

Living Without Denial

By Thérèse McHale

While addicted, I slipped into an uncut, deluded sense of reality that kept me sick for a long time. MORE  

Erasing Your Traumas

By Jeanene Swanson

Could it be possible to erase memories of "people, places and things" that trigger us, including into addictive behaviors? MORE  

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