Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Fix: Addiction and Recovery, Straight Up
Best of the Week:
February 7–13
COMING UP IN THE FIX// The New Canadian Cannabis Oligarchy * AA on TV *What I Learned from My Relapses * Saving Mabel Normand * Pro Voices * Alumni Recovery * 10 Things I Wish I Knew at the Beginning of My Recovery * Making Amends to the Dead * Ask an Expert: My Son Won't Stop Using, What Can I Do? *PLUS: Other incisive articles
FAIR TREATMENT// Sexism in the Drug War
We examine the reasons behind the rise of the fastest growing prison population in the US.
By Tessie Castillo
TREATMENT ADVICE// I Don't Believe in Denial
How an experienced addiction psychiatrist helps patients navigate the bumpy road to recovery.
By Edward M Paul
Q&A// Ending the Drug War: An Interview with Johann Hari
The author of Chasing the Scream talks the results of the drug war with us.
By Zachary Siegel
MOSTLY CLEAN// Are You Really Sober If You're On Meds?
Are antidepressants okay? How about Suboxone? Both are mood altering slow release drugs. What about Ativan for an anxiety disorder?
By Jowita Bydlowska
RED FLAGS// 10 Signs You're A Sex Addict
Is sex starting to become a real problem for you? Take a look at our list for some warning signs you might want to look out for.
By Brian Whitney
David Carr, 1956-2015
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Will Cause Sex Addiction Outbreak
Bears Forced to Drink Alcohol to Entertain Diners at Russian Restaurant
Drunk Driving Is Declining, But Drugged Driving Is on the Rise
Pediatricians Offer Limited Support for Treating Children with Medical Marijuana
'American Sniper' Killer Was Drunk and High on Day of Shooting
Mostly Sober
This week, Jowita Bydlowska pondered whether you could really be considered sober while on antidepressants or other drugs. Readers felt there was no difference as long as you are living free of trouble:
Who cares? For real. The point is to improve quality of life. Does it really matter whether we can call ourselves sober by someone else's (or our own, for that matter) definition? If you are doing well, what difference does it make?


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