recovery

Canada’s Conservative Party Campaigns to Make Abstinence “Overarching Goal”

In the run-up to Canada's election on September 20, the Conservative Party of Canada has announced a slew of policies…

September 3, 2021

What Recovery From Meth Addiction Taught Me About Harm Reduction

“You’re too well put together to be an addict.” I beamed at Jake’s comment, overwhelmed with relief. He squirmed as…

August 11, 2021

“Music Is a Trigger”—How I Was Welcomed to Rehab

[This article is excerpted from the author's new book, The Weight of Air. It recounts his first experience in rehab,…

July 6, 2021

In a Florida “Recovery” Hub, a Syringe Program Finds Its Place

Organizers at Rebel Recovery Florida say their slogan is simple: “We love you.” “We want people to know we understand…

May 20, 2021

Mary Jeanne Kreek: A Methadone Pioneer Who Cared Deeply About Patients

  I will never forget the first time I got to speak to Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek in a personal…

April 12, 2021

Why New 12-Step Members May Avoid Carrying Naloxone

For new members of 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, naloxone can still seem like a symbol of…

April 6, 2021

Most People With Addiction Outgrow It Naturally. We Need to Hear Them.

All life studies of people’s drug use show that most people who develop addictions—a small minority of drug users—move past…

March 1, 2021

How a Chemsex Activist Teaches Yoga as Harm Reduction

In the context of a neocolonial global marketplace commodifying South Asian religious practices, yoga and mindfulness have been utilized by…

February 16, 2021

Harm Reductionist on Hunger Strike Against Alleged Civil Commitment Rights Violations

A prominent harm reductionist is allegedly facing numerous rights violations by a Massachussetts civil commitment program housed within a jail,…

January 28, 2020