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"Memoirs of an Addicted Brain": An Excerpt

By Marc Lewis

In this scene from Marc Lewis' best-selling memoir, the author, then in his early 20s and on a Southern Asia sojourn, pays his nightly visit to a local opium den. MORE  

Interview With an Addicted Brain

By Walter Armstrong

Marc Lewis spent his youth experimenting with every drug he could find. Once clean, he became a neuroscientist specializing in addicted brains. His memoir—just out—has been hailed as an instant classic. MORE  

The Formerly Drunk Ultra Man

By Nina Emkin

Rich Roll went from being a hope-to-die drunk to one of the world’s fittest men—a journey he chronicles in his new book, Finding UltraMORE  

Addiction on The X-Factor

By Sam Lansky

Will The X-Factor's decision to hire Britney and Demi Lovato change the public perception of addiction? MORE  

American Chopper's Alpha Male

By McCarton Ackerman

Celebrity Apprentice star Paul Teutel Sr. opens up about his 27 years of sobriety. MORE  

Patty Schemel Lived Through This

By Stacie Stukin

The highs, lows and recovery of (get ready) the rock star lesbian Hole drummer–turned–crackhead–turned–wife, mom and dog whisperer. MORE  

I Was a Teenage Gangbanger

By Nina Emkin

Comedian Moshe Kasher's new memoir tells the hilarious, hellish journey of his journey from teenage delinquent to sober role model—all before the age of 16. MORE  

Reefer Madness: The Musical!

By Will Godfrey

You think pop music does nothing but glamorize marijuana? Think again: The Fix selects 10 smokin' songs that highlight the pitfalls of pot. MORE  

The Dead Kennedys’ Sober Drummer

By Kristen McGuiness

D.H. Peligro broke stereotypes as one of the few African-Americans in the punk movement. He also nearly broke himself. MORE  

The Twelve Steps for Zombies

By Michael Showalter

Is it possible to live a program of recovery if you're not technically among the living? With these revised 12 Steps, it's worth a shot. MORE  

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