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The David Sheff Solution

Author David Sheff on the stigma of addiction, the concept of rock bottom, the rise of video game addiction, and how to help the most vulnerable among us, in The Fix Q&A. By John Lavitt READ MORE  

Substituting Addictions

Many people will substitute one addiction for another during or after the recovery process from their original addiction. Are these people destined to become addicts for life, battling a never-ending cycle of recovery and relapse? By Jeanene Swanson READ MORE  

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Want to Heal? Participate!

By Cathy Cassata

Anne Wilson Schaef shares how Living in Process can heal addiction, mental illness and anything life throws at you. MORE  

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Recovery High

By Paul Gaita

For teenage addicts, recovery high schools can help tremendously in giving them a clean, safe environment. But funding can be a problem. MORE  

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Habit or Addiction—Who Decides?

By Jeanene Swanson

Most of what we call addictions these days are simply behaviors that get reinforced and lead to adverse consequences. MORE  

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Ayahuasca: Miracle Healer or Something Else?

By Laura Barcella

Is it all crazy visions and mind-numbing hallucinations, or is there more to this tea that goes by many names? MORE  

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The Legacy of Eric Holder

By Ellen Sousares

Despite a tumultuous tenure as the nation's Attorney General he leaves behind a legacy of progressive action toward reforming the criminal justice system and reversing the deleterious repercussions of a failed war on drugs. MORE  

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Taking The Stigma Out Of Addiction

By Paul Gaita

Addiction—a mental illness or a moral failing? MORE  

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Walking Drunk: The Perils of Sobriety In The Zombie Apocalpyse

By Neville Elder

In honor of the fifth season premiere of The Walking Dead this Sunday, here are some tips on how to survive the zombie apocalypse, one day at a time. MORE  

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Dissecting the Complicated Relationship Between Drug Operations and Terrorism

By Remi L. Roy

Roughly half of the Department of State’s 59 officially designated foreign terrorist organizations have been linked to the global drug trade. Those outfits are all vying for a piece of the most lucrative illicit pie on the planet. MORE  

Neighbors
Clean and Sober in the Emerald Triangle

By Bobbi Anderson

You can be sober and grow weed, I'm told. But can a recovering addict like me live next door? MORE  

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"Generation D" and the Neurological Basis for Digital Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson

Increasing evidence shows that texting and internet addiction can negatively affect lives. It's time to treat digital dependence as a real diagnosable disorder. MORE  

ibogaine
The Increasing Importance of Ibogaine's Role in Recovery

By Nathan A Thompson

We talk ibogaine with Dimitri Mugianis, a man who used the psychedelic root to cure himself of a 20-year heroin and cocaine habit and now is using it to treat others in Costa Rica. MORE  

Today's Q&A
Ask an Expert: How Can We Confront Our Pot-Smoking Son?

By The Fix staff

Today's question is on what to do when you know your teenager is smoking marijuana. Send your questions to editor@thefix.com with the subject "Ask an Expert." MORE  

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Ottawa Gunman Had Lengthy History Of Drug Addiction

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau tried in vain to kick his crack cocaine and heroin addictions.

10/24/14 7:30pm
Daughter of Porn King Larry Flynt in Critical Condition After Drunk Driving Accident

Lisa Flynt's blood alcohol was twice the legal limit when she crashed into an Ohio store last Friday.

10/24/14 5:30pm
Nicotine Vaccine Could Help Smokers Kick the Habit

The vaccine deprives the brain of nicotine, thereby eliminating the high caused by tobacco.

10/24/14 3:30pm
Prepubescent Drug Dealer Highlights Australia’s Growing Meth Problem

Not only is meth use on the rise in Australia, but addicts are becoming younger.

10/24/14 1:00pm
Father-Son Treatment Center Pioneers Accused of Mass Fraud

Alan and Jason Brand are accused of embezzling millions in Medicaid funds.

10/24/14 10:30am

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