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The Mourning After

From On Freedom, which was published last month by Graywolf Press. Time and time again, users testify in drug literature to a sense that substances are imbued with things we…

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Free Bird

By Sierra Crane Murdoch, from Yellow Bird, published this month by Random House. The book investigates a disappearance on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota and explores how…

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Alcoholics Synonymous

From a list of slang terms used by British students to describe drunkenness or the effects of drugs, included by Tony Thorne in the fourth edition of the Dictionary of…

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Nuclear Meltdown

From a report by the inspector general of the Air Force concerning allegations against Major General Michael J. Carey of professional misconduct during a trip to Russia last July. In…

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The drunk’s club

A.A., the cult that cures

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