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America has a major substance abuse problem. Biden showed one path forward.

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Dismantling white supremacy within 12-step recovery groups

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Maintaining sobriety can be extra challenging during a pandemic. Group meetings remind me I’m not alone.

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One prescription drug is keeping some addicts from dying. So why isn’t it more widespread? A story of regulation, stigma, and the potentially fatal faith in abstinence.

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How pharma greed, government subsidies, and a push to make pain the “fifth vital sign” kicked off a crisis that costs $80 billion a year and has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans

Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain lie on display
Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain lie on display
Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images


LOVE/HATE

I’d never considered a future where a pod was out of reach. Moving to Barcelona changed that.

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A chat with Jeff LaBeouf, the ex-clown, ex-con, and scary papa behind ‘Honey Boy’

Credits: Amazon Studios; courtesy of Jeff LaBeouf


Great Escape

You use your phone too much. Here’s how to stop the cycle.

Art: Ryan Hubbard


Great Escape

Your phone is training you to be its servant. Here’s how to fight back.

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Great Escape

Mobile games became such a welcome distraction from my life that, soon, I didn’t have one

Illustration: Jenn Liv

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