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People

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

Addiction + Trust at TEDx
3 years ago

Addiction + Trust at TEDx

By  • People, Video

A former drug addict himself, Lewis now researches addiction. In order to get over ones addiction, he explains, self-trust is necessary. Unfortunately, self- trust is extremely difficult for an addict …
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Noam Chomsky on Drugs, Fear, and Control
3 years ago

Noam Chomsky on Drugs, Fear, and Control

By  • People, Quote

“T     he more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.” -Noam Chomsky

 

If you …
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Junky by William Burroughs
3 years ago

Junky by William Burroughs

In 1953, at the height of American conformism and anti-communist hysteria, William S. Burroughs published Junky, an irresistible strung-out ode to the joys and perversities of drug addiction. The pulp …
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Clean & Cool: 3 in Recovery
3 years ago

Clean & Cool: 3 in Recovery

By  • Heroin, People

Ah yes that cool, cool water. I love the taste of water in the morning, and so do our friends in recovery: David Bowie, Anthony Bourdain, and Neil Young. David …
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Orson Welles’ Descent into Alcoholism
3 years ago

Orson Welles’ Descent into Alcoholism

At 25, Orson Welles wrote, directed, and starred in Citizen Kane. Perhaps it was this early peak and stunted potential that caused Welles to be consumed by his enormous appetite …
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Recovery & David Foster Wallace
3 years ago

Recovery & David Foster Wallace

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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