Monday, December 29, 2014

The Fix: Addiction and Recovery, Straight Up
Best of the Week:
December 20–26
COMING UP IN THE FIX// Do Drug Treatment Programs In Prison Work? * New Year’s Meditation * Anxiety * Using The 12 Steps As A Tool In Trauma Treatment *New Ask An Expert on Antidepressants and Sex * Happy New Year! * PLUS: Other incisive articles
HOLIDAYS// Sentimental Hygiene, The Sanity Clause and Holiday Benders
The eight weeks between Halloween and New Year’s Eve are a minefield of triggers for people in recovery. . .
By Dawn Roberts
TIMING// Uncrazy Holidays
I’d decided to wean off an antidepressant just in time for a holiday meltdown and, in typical fashion, was going about it very quietly. This was a kamikaze move, though sure, I had my reasons.
By Kristen Rybandt
MOTHERS// Transforming Trauma into Recovery
A mother's fierce determination to overcome severe abuse empowers her own recovery and helps her family heal.
By Barry Lessin
Q&A// The Patron Saint of Harm Reduction
The Fix Q&A with Dan Bigg of the Chicago Recovery Alliance on exasperation, solutions and everything in between.
By Zachary Siegel
YOUR WORDS// Comment Section in a Recovery Magazine—A Love Poem
Netizens say the darndest things.
By Dillon Murphy
Christie Declares War on Drugs 'Hasn't Worked'
New York Addresses Heroin Crisis With Movie Theater PSAs
Jackie Chan's Son Formally Charged With Drug Offense
Supreme Court Rejects Stricter Regulations on Abortion Drugs
Florida Trio Arrested for Turning Teen Into Drug-Addicted Prostitute
Kardashians Keep Dave Grohl From Smoking Pot
The Addict's Back
This week, Zachary Siegel spoke with Dan Bigg about his struggles pushing for harm reduction. Readers appreciated Bigg's work:
Dan has always had the addict's back. "Any positive change" has provided needed support for those stigmatized by the healthcare system. Being at the forefront of Naloxone distribution and education has put this life saving procedure into the hands of those that need it most. Thanks, Dan!!

-peter moinichen

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