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Old myths impair views on addiction

Old myths impair views on addiction

I’ve attended a thousand 12-Step meetings and heard ten thousand unbelievable stories. Except I believed them. It is the nature of addiction to act in ways beyond belief. In its grip, reasonable people do unthinkable things. That soft spoken, tiny, middle aged woman talked of drunken fights with men in bars — and winning her

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The tragic truth about trauma

The tragic truth about trauma

The man laughed as he told the story of waking up with a loaded shotgun on top of him. The barrel was in his mouth. He’d passed out that way, during another night of ego annihilation, by alcohol. “If I’d twitched the wrong way,” he said with a shrug, as all of us at the

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Fall 2021: McKexit

Fall 2021: McKexit

I will not be running again in the 2021 civic election. There. Got that out of the way. Can’t accuse me of burying the lede. It’s not an easy decision, this. I’ve given it a proper think over the past couple of years.  I will miss it dearly. It’s been the privilege of my life

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