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Ween Man Becomes Freeman

By Jessica Willis

Aaron Freeman, half of Ween, sobers up, grows up, and strikes out on his own. MORE  

Dharma Gets Punked

By Leonard Buschel

Author Noah Levine - the man behind the meditation group Dharma Punx - talks about Refuge Recovery, the 12 steps, and how you can be both atheist and Buddhist in The Fix Interview MORE  

Cobain, Unforgotten

By Jaime Neptune

Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago this week—just before the internet became a part of our daily lives. Yet here I am, still clacking away my grief online. MORE  

How I Became a Master Thespian Via a Sober Acting Program

By Suzy PetchEam as told to Kate Schmier

I moved to New York to study acting—that's when I started using drugs, eventually working my way up to heroin. But thanks to a sober acting program, I am finally thriving after 15 years of addiction. MORE  

Hollywood, Addiction and Recovery - An Insider's View

By John Lavitt

Norman Stephens produced such recovery-focused movies as My Name is Bill W and My Name is Sarah. He tells The Fix about his interest in portraying recovery, and how Hollywood's attitudes about addiction have changed over the last few decades. MORE  

The Power of Positive Singing

By Joseph Tejeda

How church music helped me—and others—beat addiction MORE  

The Sober Man Behind Iron Man

By Maggie Serota

The former Invincible Iron Man writer Matt Fraction speaks with The Fix about how recovery and sobriety affected his creativity and characters. MORE  

10 (More) of the Greatest Songs About Recovery

By McCarton Ackerman

We gave our picks for the 10 greatest songs about recovery back in 2012 and you’ve given us plenty of feedback since. Here is our second take on the subject, from the iconic to the obscure. MORE  

From The Crips to the Church

By McCarton Ackerman

A former addict, Crip, robber and pimp, Bishop Ron Gibson found sobriety through God. Now he's helping others do the same. MORE  

Self-Help Gets Its Comeuppance

By Meg Williams

She surveyed the landscape of our culture's addiction to self-help. Now Jessica Lamb-Shapiro talks to The Fix about her new book Promise Land, and why the story of self improvement is so personal to her. MORE  

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