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Op-Ed: Why Psychedelics Should be Legalized and Administered in Clinical Settings

By Germain Palacios

The push to legalize psychedelic drugs for medical use has intensified over recent months, but is legalizing these potent, unre... Continue Reading

the dangers of alternative medicine for recovery

Why Some Need to Draw The Line on Alternative Medicine

By Elizabeth Seward

If you’re prone to all-or-nothing thinking, you may want to reconsider your stance as it may jeopardize your recovery. Continue Reading

For all of us in recovery, the message of the #metoo movement is critical for our progress.

Why the #MeToo Movement is Crucial for Women in Addiction

By Tamara Buchenberger

It’s finding the strength to hold on for one more day when you can’t recall a time you didn’t feel the strength someone else us... Continue Reading

Op-Ed: Safe Injection Sites are a Necessity

By Tess Chedsey

As we continue to shed light on the disease of addiction, this controversy proves just how much more the public needs to learn ... Continue Reading

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My Thank-You Note to Donald Trump

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Motivated by Donald Trump's rise and recently leaked statements against women, survivors of abuse who once kept mum and off the... Continue Reading

3 Reasons Why Addicts Need a Rock Bottom

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

For those who may not be familiar with the idea, here are 3 reasons why individuals may need a rock bottom in order to begin a ... Continue Reading

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Why Being an Addict Doesn’t Mean I’m a Bad Person

By Rose Lockinger

One writer shares how the 9th Step in AA can help those with addiction realize that they're much more than they lead themselves... Continue Reading

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3 Things That Set Addiction Treatment Apart

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

Typically, those who are diagnosed with addiction generally undergo more than mere physiological assessment and treatment, as o... Continue Reading

Why the Fight Against Marijuana Legalization is a Senseless Battle

By Tess Chedsey

The drug has medicinal purposes, low rates of addiction and the potential to be an American economic cash cow. Continue Reading

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Josh Hamilton's Relapse: The Right Course of Action

By Audrey Beim

What should the verdict be for the Angels' superstar? Continue Reading

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The Foundation of Frat Culture: Is It Brotherhood or Alcohol?

By M. Lujan

Examining an issue that has affected campuses nationwide. Continue Reading

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Does Social Media Trivialize Addiction?

By Cassandra Huerta

When are jokes about addiction more harmful than helpful? This article examines how social media and other media may over-trivi... Continue Reading

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