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People

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

TedTalk: Let’s Quit Abusing Drug Users
2 years ago

TedTalk: Let’s Quit Abusing Drug Users

By  • People, Video

Carl Hart, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Columbia University, offers a highly provocative but evidence-based view of addiction and discusses how it should impact drug policy. According to …
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The Future is Unwritten
2 years ago

The Future is Unwritten

In the late 1970s, The Clash was the most exciting rock’n’roll band in the world. There was years of non-stop playing, partying and drug-taking. In 1982, The Clash had a …
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Edgar Allan Poe and Alcohol
2 years ago

Edgar Allan Poe and Alcohol

By  • Alcohol, People

Edgar Allan Poe had a long problem with alcohol and said the stress and pain of his wife’s illness was the cause of both his alcoholism and his “insanity.” He joined a temperance …
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Tom Hardy Would Have Sold His Mum for Crack
2 years ago

Tom Hardy Would Have Sold His Mum for Crack

By  • Crack, People

“I am fucking lucky to be here,” Tom Hardy said as his biggest lead role yet is set to be launched. The 37-year-old star of Mad Max: Fury Road recalls his struggles …
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The White House’s Drug Czar Knows Addiction Firsthand
2 years ago

The White House’s Drug Czar Knows Addiction Firsthand

This recent New York Times article profiled United States “drug czar” Michael Botticelli, telling a story of the fateful night on the Massachusetts Turnpike that led to him confronting his own …
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A Heartbreaking Obituary for a Daughter & Heroin Addict
2 years ago

A Heartbreaking Obituary for a Daughter & Heroin Addict

After losing his daughter to a heroin overdose, a grieving dad penned an honest obituary for his child—and it’s going viral. Tom Parks says he wanted to highlight the dangers of drug …
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Bruce Springsteen & Pete Townshend Celebrate Addiction Recovery
2 years ago

Bruce Springsteen & Pete Townshend Celebrate Addiction Recovery

The Who’s Pete Townshend will be honored for his addiction charity work at a special benefit concert supporting the MusiCares MAP Fund — a charity that assists musicians with addiction recovery.


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Nurse Jackie Is TV’s Most Honest Depiction of Addiction
2 years ago

Nurse Jackie Is TV’s Most Honest Depiction of Addiction

A lot of nurses hate the Showtime series Nurse Jackie. Actually, to be precise, they hate the show’s lead character, the emergency department nurse Jackie Peyton. There’s much to dislike: She …
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Malcolm Gladwell on the Culture of Alcoholism
2 years ago

Malcolm Gladwell on the Culture of Alcoholism

In his New Yorker piece entitled Drinking Games: How Much People Drink May Matter Less Than How They Drink It, Malcolm Gladwell discusses how alcohol isn’t inherently good or bad or neutral. But …
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The King of Sobriety
2 years ago

The King of Sobriety

Stephen King has written a lot of books – at 56 novels, he’s closing in on Agatha Christie – some of which have been great, some of which less so. …
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