The circle of chairs has achieved a culturally iconic status. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are so prevalent in television dramas that you’d think the 12-step program was sponsoring the networks.

But in the past few years, a new recovery paradigm has risen fast. And it owes more to entrepreneurs and “lifestyle designers” such as Tim Ferriss than a higher power.

You might recognise Jack Nagle as the face beneath headlines such as ‘”I was bonkers — former junkie tells all”. The founder of Real Drug Talk was once the poster boy for methamphetamine recovery. Now he’s one of the people re-thinking how we do treatment.

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