The Small Bow

I’ll Ask Joe: Isn’t Harm Reduction Still Harmful?

Here are some questions we pose to our resident advocacy professional, Executive Editor Joe Schrank. Joe’s been a social worker for 25 years. He’s also president of Remedy Recovery and co-founder of The Fix. Today's topic: Harm reduction. The loosest, most succinct definition of harm reduction is any positive change in drug or alcohol usage. It's definitely not abstinence, though, so let's party, right?

How To Suffer Better

This is the first of a multi-part series on how we drunks suffer differently. Sometimes the hard stuff is the best stuff, so smile and keep pushing that shit up the hill. Clancy Martin shows the way.

Which Stage Is This?

Sometimes the only way I can handle my brother’s overdose death is to not handle it. Grief is funny that way.

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.