addiction-recovery

How Atheists in AA Climb the Twelve Steps Without a ‘Higher Power’

“If somebody told me that chair was God and I would stay sober if I believed it, I’d try to believe that shit,” says Eric,…

What Happens When Your Doctor Is the Addict?

On a frigid February morning in 2005, Dr. Peter Grinspoon was scurrying back from a lecture on cholesterol management when the sight of a Massachusetts…

The Subreddit Where Opioid Addicts Commiserate, Try to Get Clean and/or Brag About Their Stash

Some hobbies require a bit more discretion than Facebook and Instagram can provide. Such is the case with the subreddit r/Opiates, which has more than…

Does This Drug Really Cure Opiate Addiction Overnight?

The drug in question is called ibogaine. It’s a natural substance derived from the iboga plant that’s been shown to be helpful in detoxing opiate…