Jenny Valentish
is a journalist and the author of Woman of Substances, a book about addiction.

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Life October 14, 2017

Russell Brand’s AA reform plan

Is comedian and author Russell Brand’s repackaging of Alcoholics Anonymous for the masses just entertaining his messiah complex? Or is he truly aiming to be a global ‘mentor’?

Science January 28, 2017

Drug research and lived experience

Few researchers working with prohibited drugs such as heroin and psychedelics admit ‘inside knowledge’ of their use, but some argue that the culture of non-disclosure is irresponsible.

Health November 19, 2016

The neglected world of comorbid disorders

Anorexic and abusing ice, Katelyn was let down by a health system unequipped to meet the challenges of comorbid disorders.

Culture August 08, 2015

Writer and editor Jessica Hopper on rock’s gender trap

Pitchfork editor Jessica Hopper talks to Jenny Valentish about perceptions that ‘girl’ is a genre and women aren’t great critics.

Life August 01, 2015

Breaking the cycle of addiction

The trouble with beating addiction is that it isn’t confined to one substance or activity.

News May 30, 2015

Roo shock for wildlife rescue

Wildlife shelters and native animal rescuers are struggling, with no Victorian government commitment.