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Why Getting Sober Is Way Scarier Than Telling Jokes on Stage

I’m a stand-up comedian, which means I talk publicly about things that other people would deem private or shameful, and ...

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What Harvard-Era Obama Said About Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs

A quarter-century or so before he became president of the United States, Harvard Law student Barack Obama was studying c...

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I Can’t Stop Overeating, But Here’s How I Manage My Struggle

If I could get away with it, do you know what I’d eat right now? A dozen chicken wings, a large order of curly fries, ch...

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Eight Hundred Years Ago, Islamic Poets Wrote These Two Extraordinary Odes to Marijuana

October 19th, 2016 In some early Islamic societies, cannabis was outright prohibited on religious grounds. In others, it...

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We Need to End This Form of Robbery by Cop

February 8th, 2016 As a board member for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, a group of criminal justice professionals ...

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Watch: Why the World Will Debate the War on Drugs

February 8th, 2016 The United Nations special session on drugs (UNGASS 2016) will take place in New York City this April...

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Four Things You Need to Know About Molly

Thanks to a string of name-checks by pop stars like Miley Cyrus, Madonna and Kanye West, as well as several tragic death...

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Watch: Four Interviews That Chart David Bowie’s Changing Relationship With Drugs

The late David Bowie struggled with addictions to cocaine and alcohol during the first half of his career. But one of th...

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Hey Politicians, Here Are 10 Proposals That Would Actually Address the Opioid Crisis

Campaigning for the imminent primary in New Hampshire, a state greatly affected by the opioid addiction and overdose cri...

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Watch: This “All-American” Super Bowl Heroin PSA Is an Embarrassment

“Give me an H! Give me an E! Give me an R-O-I-N! What’s that spell? HEROIN!” So began a bizarre Super Bowl Sunday advert...

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What It Was Like to Hand Out Clean Needles With Cops Threatening to “Beat Your Ass”

In the late 1980s, Richard Curtis, who was conducting a study of police crackdowns on open-air drug markets, saw first-h...

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Does the Lead-Contaminated Water in Flint Pose a Danger to People Who Shoot Up?

In January, President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan over the city’s water supply, ...

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Drug Court Judges Should Never Act as Doctors—Here’s a Better Way Forward

Over a decade of heroin use taught me there are many paths to recovery. Robert Lepolzski, a 28-year-old sales rep from N...

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Why We’re Losing the War on Addiction

When I began focusing on addiction in the late 1960s, people would ask why I was interested in the subject. “We already ...

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“Junkie Whore”—What Life Is Really Like for Sex Workers on Heroin

She’s the dead hooker in the trunk. A universal cautionary tale, the drug-using sex worker is too wretched to be r...

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Surprise! Donald Trump’s Wall Will Fail to Stop Heroin Smuggling

Donald Trump apparently doesn’t understand how heroin gets into the US.  After his primary victory in New Hampshir...

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I Don’t Believe a Word They Tell Me in AA, But I’m Still Grateful. What Gives?

Take what you need and leave the rest. It’s a motto often relayed to newcomers to Alcoholics Anonymous, or anyone findin...

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The Daily Buzz: Colorado Gets Rich, DMX ODs, Cop Sells Weed

Wednesday February 10th, 2016 Colorado Marijuana Sales Total Close to $1 Billion in 2015 [KRDO] The state collected $135...

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Host Uses Jay Z’s Crack-Dealing Past to Attack Black Lives Matter

Beyoncé’s new video “Formation,” which features imagery critical of police violence, has riled up righ...

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The Daily Buzz: Prison Riot, Obama’s Plan, Taking Acid at Taylor Swift Gigs

Thursday, February 11th, 2016 Mexico Prison Riot Leaves “Dozens Dead” in Monterrey [BBC] Horrendously overcr...

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Yet Another State Drug-Tests Welfare Recipients, Finds Very Few Who Use Drugs

In 2013, North Carolina passed a law requiring the drug-testing of welfare applicants and recipients who meet “rea...

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Snarky Cops Target Drug Dealers With “Tax Offer” on Facebook

Cops in Bourne, Massachusetts have posted a message to their official Facebook account inviting local drug dealers to si...

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America Might Finally Stop Taking Financial Aid Away From Students Caught With Drugs

One of the more life-ruining ways the drug war impacts young people is through a Higher Education Act provision that den...

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Elton John Wrote a Goodbye Letter to Cocaine

In a profile in the London Evening Standard, Elton John discusses a farewell letter he wrote to cocaine, a drug he was a...

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Watch: Why I Filmed This Young Woman Doing Huge Amounts of Whippets

In one way or another, I’ve been involved in harm reduction since I was a kid growing up in New York City. At age ...

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The Daily Buzz: Naloxone Price Hikes, Super Bowl Pot Sales, Seniors Tricked Into Trafficking

Friday, February 12th, 2015 Democrats Push $600 Million Emergency Heroin Bill [Huffington Post] Shortly after the Senate...

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The Rehab Industry Needs to Clean Up Its Act. Here’s How.

No one argues that the American addiction treatment system is anywhere near optimal—even its cheerleaders recognize that...

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Neuroscientist: Meth Is Virtually Identical to Adderall—This Is How I Found Out

The long subway ride from DC’s airport to Silver Spring was unusually pleasant. It had been about an hour since I had ta...

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How Faulty Drug Tests Have Catastrophic Consequences

The Washington Post’s Radley Balko examined yesterday the news that a disproportionally large number of drug convi...

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Marijuana Is Legal in Colorado—Unless You’re Pregnant

In Colorado, marijuana is legal for adults aged 21 and older. But for people with uteruses, it’s not that simple. The st...

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