May 19 2016

“Light That Fire”—How Drug User Unions Fight for Better Laws and Self-Defined Recovery

May 20th, 2016 In a small room at a health clinic in Greensboro, North Carolina, five people are gathered around a wide table beneath a whiteboard bearing inspirational slogans. An addiction recovery meeting, right? Well, kind of. “We’re a national drug user union,” a woman tells the newcomers aroun...
Jun 20 2016

Let’s Abandon the Assumption That If You’ve Been Addicted to a Drug, Total Abstinence Is Essential

By Jeremy Galloway June 20th, 2016 They repeat the words in chorus during almost every Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting I’ve attended: “A drug is a drug is a drug.” It means that if you’ve used one drug, experienced problems with it and quit, you can’t use any other drug without problems. But is thi...