addiction

17 Feb 2020

Secular Addicts Need Secular Rehab Options

by Kate Brunotts Getting care for addiction isn’t cheap— According to the Addiction Center, a 30-day program can cost anywhere from 6000-20,000 dollars with inpatient treatment significantly more expensive. Unfortunately, recidivism rates are also alarmingly high. Addiction recovery rates for popular 12-step based programs are as estimated as low as

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03 Feb 2020

The Deep Historical Roots of America’s Opioid Crisis

by Xan Holbrook During the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, I happened to be at my mother’s house. We watched a news report that detailed the extent of Jackson’s pharmaceutical drug addiction. My mother, a proud NHS nurse of 40 years, shook her head in incredulity at the drugs Jackson’s

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12 Dec 2019

Stop Giving Me S*** for Loving Shia LaBeouf

by Jonas Barnes If you had told me a handful of years ago that I’d be sitting in my childhood home during the early morning hours of my 37th birthday writing an article about how Shia LaBeouf has affected my life and continued sobriety, I’d have told you that you

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14 Oct 2019

Love Isn’t Just a Feeling: It’s Literally a Drug

by Kate Brunotts With celebrity hookups breaking major headlines and the constant pressure to couple up and settle down, it’s hard to escape the crush culture. There’s no doubt about it; we are collectively obsessed with relationships and love, but our fascination may be more rooted in our biology than

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04 Sep 2018

‘No” to Drug Injection Sites Akin to Outlawing Abortion, Prostitution, and Alcohol

Through the millennia prohibition on drinking of alcoholic beverages, outlawing prostitution, and banning legal abortions has proven to be a failure. Prohibitions do not stop the use, but only drive these activities underground, increase crime, cause death and suffering, and put an unnecessary financial drain on the criminal justice system.

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Eeeyore--depressed
20 Nov 2015

Treating Depression on the Cheap

Depression is expensive. You eat junk food and order delivery because cooking and cleaning up sounds like slow torture. Your productivity falls off or you lose your job entirely. You miss obligations–everything feels like an obligation. You’re haunted by your elusive potential and the feeling that you’re letting everyone down.

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04 Aug 2015

Life Unlubricated: a Guide to Going Out Sober

Here are some tips on how to have a great night out without a drink. I use a lot of recovery speak, but these pointers are for anyone who wants to take a night off without feeling awkward. This is the guide I wish I had at 60 days.

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11 Mar 2015

What it’s Like Dating A Sex Addict

Might as Well Face it You’re Addicted to Sex I had sex with a married woman in the backseat of my Boss’s car. She began flicking her tongue between my thighs while my Boss was driving down 6th St.  At 8th St. her nipple slid onto my clitoris while a

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