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These articles cover people of all sorts, spanning the whole range of the recovery community.

Share Your Addiction Story Here
11 months ago

Share Your Addiction Story Here

This is your stage. Tell your story. And we’ll amplify it!  We believe that by sharing our stories of recovery, we can empower others to overcome addiction. We need your voice! We’re looking …
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Behind Prince’s Death
12 months ago

Behind Prince’s Death

The recent controversy over Prince’s death will hopefully catalyze a discussion between patient and doctor in regards to opioid pain treatment. After the accidental overdose of fentanyl by musical legend, …
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Wake Up and Fight, & More For The New Year
1 year ago

Wake Up and Fight, & More For The New Year

By  • Lists, Music, People

American folk hero Woody Guthrie was just like the rest of us. He began 1943 with a list of resolutions written in his journal that can serve as an inspiration to …
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Oh, So *This* Is Your Brain on Drugs
2 years ago

Oh, So *This* Is Your Brain on Drugs

There was no shortage of anti-drug PSAs in the 80s and 90s. But were any of them effective? Is it possible that some may have actually been counterproductive to their cause? …
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Self-Trust Is Essential To Recovery
2 years ago

Self-Trust Is Essential To Recovery

For decades the National Institute on Drug Abuse has largely treated addiction as “a chronic brain disease because drugs change the brain; they change its structure and how it works.”


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The Function of Dysfunction
2 years ago

The Function of Dysfunction

Your waitress. Your colleagues at work. Your doctor. Maybe even your parents. They’re all high. All the time. That’s what it feels like anyway. This podcast from This American Life, highlights …
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Transcending Addiction with Billie Holiday
2 years ago

Transcending Addiction with Billie Holiday

You can’t have a complete conversation about Billie Holiday’s life without discussing her relationship with drugs. Her struggle with addiction and the impact it had on her life is a …
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Who’s Afraid of Richard Burton?
2 years ago

Who’s Afraid of Richard Burton?

Richard Burton was a great fan of Dylan Thomas. They were friends and drinking buddies (although there is no doubt that Burton was twice the drinker than Dylan would ever …
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Recovery Is Better When We Do the Johnny Cash To-Do List!
2 years ago

Recovery Is Better When We Do the Johnny Cash To-Do List!

By  • Music, People

Kissing, worrying, visiting mama — Johnny Cash’s to-do list rocks! And recovery is better with these 10 tips from the Man in Black.

 

If you or someone you know is struggling …
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When David Foster Wallace Went to Rehab
2 years ago

When David Foster Wallace Went to Rehab

At the end of 1989, David Foster Wallace was admitted to McLean Hospital, the psychiatric hospital associated with Harvard University, for substance addiction. He was twenty-seven years old and increasingly …
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