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Is Sex Addiction Just an Excuse for Bad Behavior? maybe….

The diagnosis of sex addiction not only provides an excuse for predatory behavior but also stigmatizes and pathologizes non-traditional sexuality. Last week Harvey Weinstein announced he was checking himself into rehab for sex addiction. His behavior is clearly...

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Let’s Open Up About Addiction and Recovery

San Anselmo, Calif. — Fay Zenoff recently met a friend for dinner at a sushi restaurant in Sausalito, Calif. After they were seated, a waitress asked if they’d like wine with dinner. Her friend ordered sake. Ms. Zenoff declined. “Not for me,” she said. “I’m...

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Technology Can Help You Stay Sober

Whether you need some words of encouragement or to be talked out of picking up a drink, instant communication is extremely valuable. The internet can be a great resource for people recovering from addiction by providing information as well as connections. It’s no...

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HOW TO WIN A WAR ON DRUGS – Lessons from Portugual

LISBON — On a broken-down set of steps, a 37-year-old fisherman named Mario mixed heroin and cocaine and carefully prepared a hypodermic needle. “It’s hard to find a vein,” he said, but he finally found one in his forearm and injected himself with the brown liquid....

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