Jen Craver

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Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction

This 18-year-old is about to begin a three-day, neo-African, sometimes-terrifying, ritualistic trip. Can it help her get clean?<p><b>PART I</b><p>It’s been 56 …

Oregon Drug Court Will Begin Vivitrol For Opiate Addicts

This summer, the drug court of a small Oregon county will become the first in the state to begin administering a drug that could help opiate addicts …

Shocker: Today's Typical Heroin User is Young and White

Today’s typical heroin user is young, white, and suburban, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal <i>JAMA Psychiatry</i>.<p>In January, Vermont …

Halfway There—Three Options for Sober Living Homes

For a considerable amount of time, alcoholics and addicts in treatment were faced with a difficult decision—where to live after completing the …

Suboxone: Trading One Prison Cell for Another

The day I realized I was a junkie began like any other. I woke up late on a Tuesday in 2001, rushing to get to a work meeting on time. Just the …

Mind

What Does The Drug Do For You?

What purpose drugs might be serving in the lives of addicts? The short answer is: they are painkillers for treating psychological pain, at least in …

What Makes Early Sobriety So Difficult? - Staying Sober For the First Year

I’m not going to sugarcoat it. Early sobriety is tough.<p>Everyone who’s tried to get sober or managed to put together some time knows how freaking hard …

Mental Health
Working-class

What Heroin Addiction Tells Us About Changing Bad Habits

It's a tradition as old as New Year's: making resolutions. We will not smoke, or sojourn with the bucket of mint chocolate chip. In fact, we will resist sweets generally, including the bowl of M&M's that our co-worker has helpfully positioned on the aisle corner of his desk. There will be exercise, …

Psychology

The 'Third Wave' of Substance Use Treatment

That Disease Model, which has continued to dominate, was an improvement over labeling anyone who drank or drugged too much a sinner, to be sure. …

How to Make Money Selling Crafts on Etsy

Have you ever knitted a scarf, made jewelry, or sewn clothes for your kids? Can you build a bench, take intriguing photos, or make a picture frame …

Sustainability

Scrivener and Evernote - a perfect pair

Several weeks ago, I wrote a post on how Scrivener has more than tripled my writing productivity. I continue to optimize my writing workflow daily as …

Why Your Own Internal Business Apps Can Boost Productivity

When a lot of businesses think about getting their own mobile apps made, they often consider this as a means of customer engagement. Apps can be very …

Web Productivity Tools for Your Indie Business

Your Indie business is growing, fabulous! But along with that comes the added responsibilities for regular blogging, social media, organizing and …

From Baseball To Barnyards: Land A Contract Writing Children’s Non-Fiction Books! By Tyler Omoth

You’ve seen them lining the shelves in the kids’ section of your local library. Perhaps your own children read them. Simple books that teach, …

Writing

Entrepreneurship in books, business, and life | Joanna Penn Interview

How can artists and authors make a living off of their creative work? What does it mean to self-publish your own books? How do readers discover new …

Writing

So You Want to Be a Poet?

<i>Warning: Necessary and literary f-bombs ahead!</i><p><i>“Poetry should be exciting, it should upset the grandmothers</i> <i>and make strong men puke.</i> <i>Make the spiders</i> …

Categories

<b>Carol MacAllister copied me on this contest, yesterday. I don’t usually bring you contests with more than a $10 entry fee, but this one sounds like</b> …

Creative Writing

Reasons Why You Should Improve Your Writing

The skill of writing is more of an art than mechanical function. To mold and shape words to suit your needs requires talent, and some are naturally …

Creative Writing

Justin Taylor

“I think poetry is—or should be—a staple of any fiction writer’s reading diet. It doesn’t matter whether you ever intend to write any poems yourself. …

Creative Writing

Never Date a Writer. You’ll End Up As Material.

More than five years had passed since Sam and I had last seen each other when he sent me an email with the subject line: “IMPORTANT.” The email was …

Author Emma Healey struggles with her own story

Emma Healey wouldn't like to be writing this. Articles defeat her. "A form of torture," she says with a sigh. Essays in school were difficult, too. But she has been asked to write a fair number of them now that she has become well-known as the debut novelist whose book, <i>Elizabeth Is Missing</i>, caused …

Friday Finds for Writers

<i>Writing-related resources, news, and reflections to enjoy over the weekend.</i><p>Giveaway alert! There’s still time to enter this Goodreads giveaway, which …

Writing

The Simple Shift That Lets You Earn More from Your Writing

Shares 178<p>You think of yourself as a blogger…or copywriter…or fiction author…or some other specific kind of writer.<p>I must be psychic, right? 🙂<p>But …

The New World of Publishing: Book Pricing from Another Perspective

Teri Babcock posted the following comment on the last article I wrote in this series and I asked her for permission to move it to the front page. …

Writing

Natural Remedy for Addictions, Cravings and Smoking

• As your body is Addicted to Nicotine, once you quit you’re probably going to have cravings.<br>• Smoking or Chewing tobacco is both a physical addiction …