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.

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?