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Top Four Recovery Memoirs, Then and Now

By Regina Walker

Four of our favorite addiction memoirs, and seeing where the authors—Jerry Stahl, Colin Broderick, Joe Clifford and Alan Kaufman—are today. MORE  

David Sheff’s Addiction Manifesto

By Will Godfrey

In an exclusive interview, the acclaimed author of Beautiful Boy and Clean expounds on the disease model, AA and the recovery movement, the failures of US addiction treatment and drug policy—and our reasons for optimism. MORE  

The Words That Shake the Barley

By Hallie Hart Hodenfield

First he drank so much he had to write a memoir. Then he sobered up so much, he had to write about his childhood. Colin Broderick tells The Fix about Northern Ireland, moms and, of course, drinking.  MORE  

Lawrence Block: One Case at a Time

By Samuel Reaves Slaton

Sober crime writer Lawrence Block's greatest creation may be Matthew Scudder, a PI who trades booze for AA meetings; Liam Neeson is shooting the role for a movie. Block tells The Fix about his life and work. MORE  

Too Drunk to Rock?

By Maggie Serota

One day you're drunk, the next you're sober. But the songs remain the same: Here are 10 I love to listen to with new ears. MORE  

Legends in the Rooms: Chuck C.

By Daniel Isanov

We're All God's Kids: A New Pair of Glasses helped to define what AA was really about.  MORE  

10 Fabulous Vintage Drug Songs

By Tony O'Neill

If you think great songs about the highs or horrors of drugs began in the rock 'n' roll era, think again. The likes of Cab Calloway, the Ink Spots and Fats Waller were way ahead of the game. MORE  

It's a Brutiful Life

By Rachel Kramer Bussel

Renowned Momastery blogger Glennon Doyle Melton applies her distinctive honesty to her new book, Carry on Warrior. She talks to The Fix about alcoholism, motherhood, bulimia and critics. MORE  

The 10 Strangest Drugs in Fiction

By Samuel Reaves Slaton

The real world's got nothing on the invented substances found in the trippiest works of literature, like A Clockwork Orange, The Lord of the Rings and Infinite Jest. MORE  

The 10 Best Addiction Novels

By Anna Davies

There are numerous examples of classic fiction—from Burroughs to Selby and Thompson—that focus on addiction. Here are our top 10 contemporary favorites that are (somewhat) off the beaten path. MORE  

Inside the Mind of an Alcoholic

By Heather King

Ann Leary's The Good House is narrated by an adorable boozer in deep denial. The Fix's Heather King catches up with her old friend and talks sobriety, relapse, interventions and—what else?—being an adorable boozer deep in denial. MORE  

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