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Human Parts

I Do Drugs

It’s time to revise our puritanical, all-or-nothing approach to substances

Photo: Petri Oeschger/Getty Images

AA psychiatrist was once so surprised to learn that I was a regular recreational drug user and yet seemed high-functioning and successful (these terms being relative to the literary world — not necessarily meaning “able to pay rent”) that he asked to make me a case study for his group of medical residents. I don’t know…

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Timothy Kreider

Timothy Kreider

Tim Kreider is the author of two essay collections, and a frequent contributor to Medium and The New York Times. He lives in NYC and the Chesapeake Bay area.