An Appalachian Saga: The Lost Boys and Girls

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Fly me back to Neverland.

An Appalachian Tale: Heroin Hurricane

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Small-town America isn’t what it used to be.

Can Medical Marijuana Curb the Heroin Epidemic?

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Formerly demonized and later legislated as a Schedule 1 substance, marijuana could diminish the damage wrought by harder drugs, like heroin.

Being Drug Free Shouldn’t be a Requirement to Receive Housing

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The search for social solutions to social problems

I Fell In Love With A Junkie

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“He held my face to his and told me: ‘I have a history of heroin use, but I’m clean, and I’ve been tested. Are you sure you want to do this?'”

Three Persistent Myths about Heroin use and Overdose Deaths

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Myths matter. Only by a clear understanding of the life course of heroin dependence, and the ways in which the drug kills, can we make evidence-based interventions to help people.

The Politics of Addiction

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While we’ve been fighting the War on Drugs, we’ve been leaving drug addicts behind. It’s time to change that. – When I was 21, my best friend died of a drug overdose. As far as his family and friends know, it was the first time he had tried heroin, although some of us knew that […]

Cory Monteith Is Dead, But He’s Not The Only Addict

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s.e.smith of xoJane discusses the tragic irony of romanticizing celebrity addiction.

Prayers Dashed: Cory Monteith Died Doped Up and Alone

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“Sometimes the demons we fight are stronger and fleeter than we, and outrace our hearts.” Rev. Dr. Neil O’Farrell would like to see more support for addicts everywhere.

Dear John: Deathbed Confession Is Good For Whom, Exactly?

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A deathbed confession of a stolen ring, gun-proofing a son’s sleepovers, and a badmouthing ex-wife.

“We’ve forgotten that being heroic doesn’t mean being strong all the time; it can be heroic to cry.”

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This is a comment by J.G. te Molder and Lori Ann on the post “Confronting the Superhero Myth”.

Where the F**k Do I Surrender?

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A family history of addiction and recovery.

A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem

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Not every suicide looks like a suicide.

Newsflash: Chubby Children Need to Eat Less Crap

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Jamie Reidy comments on a less-than-earthshattering study on fat kids’ diets.

#1 Witness

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What is male goodness? Sometimes, just witnessing the good in others.

27 Years Without a Fix

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