Ask Katie: Should I Quit Drinking Right Before I Go Through Something Terrible?

Every other week I’ll answer one recovery/addiction related question posed by Anxy readers, based on my experience. This isn’t meant to diagnose or provide medical advice — that responsibility lies with physicians. The author is not a licensed medical professional. Dear Katie, I know I need to quit drinking. Friends and family keep commenting on how much […]

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THIS 38-YEAR-OLD STUDY IS STILL SPREADING BAD IDEAS ABOUT ADDICTION

for The Outline In 1979, Bruce Alexander, a researcher at Simon Fraser University, separated rats into two cages, a stimulating one and an isolated one, and gave them morphine in order to measure the effect of environment on addiction rates. The so-called “Rat Park” experiment was intended to debunk some of the flawed understanding around […]

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‘Coffee, Cake, and True Islam’: How a Muslim Community Is Fighting Islamophobia

for Rewire Qasim Rashid holds his phone out to me over the table at the Starbucks where we are having coffee. Someone has tweeted, “I will give anyone who kills the basterd [sic] Qasim Rashid one thousand dollar.” “First of all, I’m a little offended it’s only a thousand dollars,” Rashid says with a laugh. […]

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