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Why I’m Helping Fund a Kickstarter Movie

I’ve never done this before. But I’m doing it now. I clicked on...

The Origin of Stigma in Addiction

Some estimates of the prevalence of addiction, broadly defined to include...

The Difference Between a Drug and a Medication

This is probably the second most important question in the field of...

Cortex vs Midbrain Redux

A colleague sent me an a paper by a group from Duke concerning how the...

Every Day is a New Year

Ah, the New Year, a magical time. A time for resolutions. A time to begin...

Habits of Rich Recovery

So there’s this guy named Thomas Corley who wrote a book called Rich...

The Two Monks

I have a lot of colleagues who, as hard as it is to believe, just...

Monitoring Addiction vs “Physical Disease”

I’m often confronted in my practice with the idea that somehow...

The Myths We Can’t Let Go Of

I hear a lot of stories. I hear stories about addiction and stories about...

What Should We Do?

When anything in life changes, we have three choices: we can just accept the...