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Stacey McKenna
Writer and Research Consultant

Stacey McKenna is a research assistant professor in medical anthropology at the University of Colorado in Denver, and a freelance journalist. Her writing has been published at Narratively, STIR Journal, and The Development Set, among others. She is working on turning her ethnographic research with methamphetamine users into a graphic non-fiction book.

Written by Stacey McKenna

Essay/
Addiction
Ageing out of drugs

Most addicts just stop using in time, without needing costly treatment. Why do some people walk away while others can’t?

Stacey McKenna