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.

Why Aren’t You Dead?

Phew. Thank God you're still alive. And if some of you are still out there goin' hard, try to be safer. Know your surroundings. Reduce harm. Try Antabuse, maybe? Take an Uber. Carry some Narcan. Do Kundalini yoga. Whatever whenever. You never know when you've gone too far. Here are some lucky SOB's who lived to tell these tales.

I Love Feeling Alive

Here’s an interview with Justin Power. As far as cults go, CrossFit is probably neck and neck with AA. (Just kidding, just kidding.) Walk through the pain to heal the pain.

New Year, Same Fear: A Recovery Reboot

Resolutions about recovery have more meaning. They're also the hardest to keep. It's cool to start jogging, but our contributors are trying to save their mortal souls.