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

Luis Moure, an ex-addict, pauses in East Harlem, New York, on 5 August 2015. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty

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