Virtual support groups offer connection and convenience Throughout this spring and summer on Friday nights, people in recovery from substance use disorder and those who support them have gathered – as many as two dozen at a time – for a dance party. They dance in their living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens. Some partygoers turn […]

In the past few decades, public discourse regarding mental illness and drug use has been centered on a conceptualization of these problems as “illnesses like any other.” This focus on brain disorder was well intentioned; the hope was that this would replace moral blame and therefore encourage people to seek treatment. However, there are unintended […]