The Small Bow

Rehab Is For Suckers, So Try Something Else

Remember: The stated goal of most rehab facilities is “total abstinence forever” and the success rate of that is low. I mean it's really, really, really, low. Of course, when it doesn’t work, the individual is to blame, often times dismissed as “not ready" or "unwilling" etc. That's part of of it, but not to the degree to which the current paradigm fails. The science of addiction and possible medical interventions has all progressed, but most rehabs still prefer to be A.A. indoctrination vessels. And if that doesn't work? The solution is usually more rehab, of course.

New Prayers for the Sunk

Here's an Inverse Pitching assignment we posed to the group: Write your own prayer, profanity is allowed and encouraged. Non-believers are welcome, just let your minds be untrammeled. Off we go.

I Still Miss You, Heroin

Sometimes the best way you can help someone struggling is by putting yourself out there. Or some version of yourself. Here's how one 15-year-old article about one person's heroin addiction resonated with thousands of people–and changed how the author saw her own addiction.

But The Drugs Keep Me Sober

Most recovery programs require total abstinence to be considered sober. But is a sober performance worth your sanity and personal safety? We say never.