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Shortcuts: Lawrence Wood & Amanda Egge

On this week’s episode, two stories about taking shortcuts: Lawrence Wood is too honest with his book club; Amanda Egge gets creative in rehab.

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Stories in this Episode

The Book Cheat

by Lawrence Wood

Lawrence Wood is too honest with his book club.

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Hitting Bottom

by Amanda Egge

Amanda Egge gets creative in rehab. 

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Extras From This Episode

Lawrence Wood

Three of Lawrence Wood's record-setting seven New Yorker's Cartoon Caption Contest winning entries:

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Amanda Egge

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Amanda did finally get that trip to Hawaii in 2012 when her and her husband went on their honeymoon.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s National Hotline 1-800-662-HELP or visit:

The Support Group Project - An online directory to help families across the country find the support they need in the face of a loved one's addiction.

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator: SAMHSA - Find the best alcohol and drug treatment programs with this large database of recovery centers.

Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: What to Ask: NIDA - Offers five important questions to ask when looking for an effective treatment program.

Alcoholics Anonymous - An international movement to provide treatment for alcoholics using a Twelve Step program and group meetings.

Helping Others Live Sober - Resources for professionals in the addiction medicine field as well as for those in recovery, provided by the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, and Division of Child Psychiatry.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous - A program of recovery based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous for men and women struggling with food addiction.