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  1. my two cents
    ‘I’m a Recovering Addict. Will I Ever Recover, Financially?’There’s a world of people ready to help you. Lean on them!
  2. the internet
    We’re All Shopping Addicts NowThere is always a newer, cooler, more desirable version of ourselves to become, if only we buy the right products.
  3. sobriety
    ‘I Had a Secret Addiction. Do I Have to Tell Anyone?’It’s not about who you tell or how much you tell them — it’s about why you’re afraid to say any of it aloud.
  4. fiction
    Women and Children First, From HeartbrokeIn this excerpt from Chelsea Bieker’s new collection, one woman tries to right the sins of her past by … committing a few more in the present.
  5. and just like that
    We Need to Talk About Miranda’s DrinkingSex and the City’s problematic approach to booze is haunting the ladies of the reboot.
  6. sobriety
    Demi Lovato Says Good-bye to ‘California Sober’“Sober sober is the only way to be,” Lovato announced in an Instagram Story.
  7. power
    Who Gets to Write a Recovery Memoir?Hunter Biden’s Beautiful Things insists that addiction is an equalizer, which just isn’t true.
  8. first person
    How Do I Stay Sober Now?It was two weeks into social distancing that I started craving alcohol again.
  9. science of us
    A Spiteful Guide to Self-ImprovementVanity, hatred, jealousy, competitiveness — they can be very useful!
  10. science of us
    The Book Newly Sober People Love to Give to Each OtherTalking with Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind.
  11. addiction
    Lena Dunham Says She’s Sober After Quitting KlonopinShe recently opened up on Dax Shepard’s podcast.
  12. science of us
    Is There Such Thing As an Addictive Personality?It depends how you define addiction.
  13. how i got this baby
    The Mom Who Was Pregnant and Addicted to Opioids“I was already worried, but after I got pregnant, it became imperative that I had to do something.”
  14. addiction
    Kanye West Says He Abused Opioids After His Liposuction Surgery“I was drugged the f— out.”
  15. vape life
    New York Teens Created the Biggest Vape Trend (and Now They’re Over It)The rise and fall of the Juul.
  16. tv
    Dr. Phil Guests Say Show Gave Addicts Alcohol and DrugsOne man says he found a bottle of vodka in his dressing room when he was seeking help for alcoholism.
  17. A Therapist on What Sex Addiction Really IsIt’s not the same as sexual assault, despite what Harvey Weinstein might think.
  18. science of us
    Finding ‘Post-Traumatic Growth’ After Opioid Addiction Killed My MomWith the right conditions, a traumatic experience can lead to something like the opposite of PTSD. Mine helped me become a better mother.
  19. An Alarming Number of People Don’t Know the Signs of Prescription-Drug AbuseThe authors of a new survey argue that we all need to brush up on our mental-health literacy.
  20. Covering the Opioid Epidemic As a Journalist — and Former Heroin AddictOne journalist’s story.
  21. There’s a Downside to Viewing Addiction As a Brain DiseaseIt’s not an accurate understanding of the current research, and in the past it has led to bad and overly harsh anti-drug policies.
  22. cut cover story
    Cat Marnell Is Still AliveAnd the “unhealthy health writer” has a new memoir.
  23. bad science
    Scientology Is Teaching British Schoolkids About Saying No to DrugsNarcanon pops up everywhere, over and over and over, despite having little evidence behind it and being built on Scientological principles.
  24. mortality
    People Are Dying Younger Because America Keeps Failing the Bad-Break TestIn the richest country in the world, it shouldn’t be the case that one bad break can trigger a downward spiral to death.
  25. The Chemistry of Addiction Explains Why Disappointment Hurts So BadlyBoth depend on the rise and fall of dopamine.
  26. alcohol
    We Have Almost Achieved Irresponsible-Drinking Gender EquityIt used to be that men drank a lot more, and a lot more stupidly, than women. Not anymore.
  27. There’s No One Right Way to Think About AddictionThe idea that it’s a disease may be useful for some people and harmful for others.
  28. explainers
    Why Did the Government Want to Ban This Herbal Supplement?This pain-relieving leaf is stirring up controversy.
  29. addiction
    Abby Wambach Abused Alcohol and Prescription Drugs for YearsThe soccer star talks about addiction in her new memoir.
  30. public health
    Journalists Don’t Know What ‘Studies’ AreAs the coverage of a new article about alcohol and cancer shows.
  31. gallery
    Capturing Tiny, From Prostitution to MotherhoodMary Ellen Mark photographed her for 30 years.
  32. gallery
    A Former Addict’s Powerful Letter to His Son, PhotographedFor Father’s Day.
  33. Arresting Fentanyl Users Won’t Accomplish Anything GoodA new law proposed by a senator from an opioid-ravaged state could repeat some of the tragic mistakes of the past.
  34. addiction
    The Tragic, Pseudoscientific Practice of Forcing Addicts to ‘Hit Rock Bottom’How a bad idea gave rise to sleep deprivation, sexual humiliation, and all sorts of other abuses.
  35. unwifeable
    The Benefits of Marrying a Fellow AddictSometimes the only way to quit is to talk to someone who actually has.
  36. A Popular Antipsychotic Drug Is Causing Uncontrollable Gambling and Sexual UrgesIt’s not ideal, that’s for sure.
  37. candy
    There May Be a Treatment for Sugar Addiction, But It Sounds God-awfulWe’ll pass, thanks.
  38. addiction
    The Case for Ithaca’s Proposed ‘Safe’ Space for Heroin UsersThis isn’t just about keeping heroin users safe — it’s about keeping cities safe. And it’s already working in Europe.
  39. The Scary Rise in Benzo OverdosesThis could be one of the reasons so many middle-aged white people are dying.
  40. help me
    Why You’re Addicted to Carmex and Other Lip BalmsThe truth is out there.
  41. atypical
    What It’s Like to Be a Stoner Who’s Allergic to Marijuana“I’d kept an old joint, and sometimes I’d light it and have a fake little religious ritual where I would waft it like a sage stick around the room.”
  42. alcohol
    One Bad Side Effect of Lowering the Drinking AgeLowering the drinking age might not be as simple or as clean as it sounds.
  43. Believing You’re Addicted to Porn Is What Causes Psychological DistressRegardless of how much porn is actually being watched. 
  44. debunking
    A Tetris-Related Science Reporting Failure, and How It HappenedNo, playing a video game for three minutes won’t reduce your addictive cravings.
  45. strange cases
    The Woman Who Was Addicted to PsychicsThe strange case of a “clairvoyance addiction.” 
  46. eating
    Is Late-Night Snacking Really Your Brain’s Fault?Digging deeper into a new study.
  47. drugs
    A Fun Secondhand Pot Smoke Hotboxing ExperimentFor science!
  48. drugs
    New Research on Smoking Pot and Drinking at the Same TimeIt’s worse than indulging in the two activities separately.
  49. alcohol
    Think Twice Before Giving Your Kid Passover WineA new study links teens taking “just a few sips” of alcohol to negative outcomes down the road.
  50. Why Alcoholics Anonymous WorksA new story in The Atlantic ignores a decade’s worth of research.
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