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I’ll Ask Joe: Are Sober Companions Just For Desperate Celebrities?

"I try to think of my clients as having Stage 4 cancer, so I'm aware they won’t all make it. Arrogance is one of my flaws, but I know I can't control addiction. The body count is high and it is kind of wearing on me."

Tell Me What It’s Like To Relapse on Adderall

In today's issue, we have our second "Tell Me What It's Like" anonymous interview. This fine, upstanding human agreed to tell us about the anatomy of their (very) recent relapse when they ended up in the psych ward. The culprit? Adderall.

Things We Still Do That Make Us Feel Like We’ve Been Set on Fire

What’s a sober activity you don’t feel very soberly about? Our readers write in and admit that there are some things that still make them jangly.

I’ll Ask Joe: What Does “Accidental Overdose” Even Mean?

Here’s a monthly recovery-related question we posed to our resident advocacy professional, Joe Schrank. Joe’s been a social worker for 25 years, plus run several rehabs, sober living facilities, been a sober coach and an interventionist. We asked Joe this month about whether professional sports organizations can provide better mental health services for their athletes. Shocker: yes they can. But will they?