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Nobody Believes Me When I Tell Them I Used to Smoke Two Packs a...

When I tell people that I used to smoke two packs of cigarettes a day, they look at me askance—and I don’t blame them....

The Band of Addicted Brothers

When I began my job as a substance abuse counselor in an all-male residential program, the group of men were a pretty hardened bunch....

Tough Love From a Heroin Addict

This past weekend I visited with two past residents of the all-male halfway house where I work. Both of them had made it through...

The Journey From Fun to Abuse: Paul

One of the major misconceptions out there about people in recovery is that we hate drinking and drugs. Au contraire! We simply learned that...

Entertainment Isn’t Giving Us Eating Disorders

When scrolling through stories this morning, I stumbled across this Guardian piece: “Mental Health Experts Criticize Netflix Film About Anorexic Girl,” which claims that...
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The Journey From Fun to Abuse: Robert

One of the major misconceptions out there about people in recovery is that we hate drinking and drugs. Au contraire! We simply learned that...
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How We Need to Look at the Results of Carrie Fisher’s Autopsy

After nearly six months, the answer is in: when Carrie Fisher—the iconic actress and author—died, she was high. To be specific, an autopsy revealed...

The Journey From Fun to Abuse: Tony

One of the major misconceptions out there about people in recovery is that we hate drinking and drugs. Au contraire! We simply learned that...

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