Only One Sentence David Carr Wrote Was BS

RIP David Carr (1956-2015)

How I Became a Cocaine Addict

Cocaine temporarily solved a big problem for Brian Cuban. But it created even bigger ones. Now in recovery, he recounts his journey into addiction.

America Anonymous

Why do we fail so spectacularly at treating addiction? Maybe because we’ve never been able to agree on what it is.

Baking Bad

Grade A nose candy. Book him, Dan-O.

A Snowball in Hell

Dan Kimber barely recognizes one of his oldest friends, now in the throes of cocaine addiction.

Brazil State Unveils New Crack Rehabilitation Initiative

A recent study from the Federal University of Sao Paulo shows that “Brazil is now the world’s largest consumer of both cocaine and its crack derivative.”

The Violence of Homelessness: A Young Male Survivor’s Story [Trigger warning]

W.R.R. escaped his father’s child sex ring only to endure the horrors of homelessness: illness, starvation, and yet more sexual violence. How does this survivor find meaning in his life today?

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Partying Doesn’t Have to Mean Risking Rape

Can we create a safer party culture for all?

São Paulo Brazil to Begin Involuntary Commitment of Adult Crack Addicts

A recent report states that at least 6 million adults in Brazil have used cocaine in some form.

Music for Boys

Why Fiona Apple’s music mattered to Vincent Scarpa, even when he thought it wasn’t supposed to.

Losing My Religion, Gaining Spirituality

Brandon Ferdig’s story of getting sober, finding “god”, and relating with his religious family.

Where the F**k Do I Surrender?

A family history of addiction and recovery.

Has Anyone Seen My Faith?

 Eighteen years after losing his faith, J.R. Reed would really like to find it again. I can’t stand when I misplace things. On a scale of 1-10 I give it a 12.  If it’s something important I move it up to the 15-20 range, depending on what it is. I tell you this because about […]

On Losing Lance

Mark Radcliffe was once an elite cyclist who looked up to Lance Armstrong as a role model. Now he knows what a dirty sport it’s always been.

Ten Things I’ve Learned From Not Drinking Alcohol

Josh Bowman has learned a few things from taking a break from alcohol.

27 Years Without a Fix

Ron Tannebaum shares his story of the luxurious wealth and crippling addiction that came with smuggling, dealing, and ultimately abusing cocaine and heroin.