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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  

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  

Portrait of Recovery: Bill Clegg's 90 Days

By Mike Guy

With his dazzling memoir, 90 Days, the literary wunderkind discovers that hitting rock bottom can be the easiest part of addiction. The tricky part is staying sober. MORE  

Kristen Johnston: I Ain't No Miss Sobriety

By Kristen Johnston

What happens after you write a bestselling memoir about recovery? The author of Guts (and star of The Exes) is discovering it's hard to keep it simple when you're a sober superhero. MORE  

Revealed: The Original Artwork of Kurt Cobain

By Cole Louison

Exactly 18 years after the suicide of Kurt Cobain, The Fix unveils five of his original artworks. A dark look into the mind of a tortured heroin addict, they're also ground zero in a battle between Cobain's widow and his publishing company. MORE  

The Fix TV: Kristen Johnston Reads From "Guts"

By The Fix staff

The Third Rock From the Sun actress selects another harrowing chapter from her new memoir, "Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster." MORE  

Whitney Houston Drowned, Cocaine Was a Factor

By Valerie Tejeda

The coroner's report found a pharmacopeia of substances in the singers blood, including cocaine, Xanax, marijuana, Benadryl and a muscle relaxant. MORE  

Breaking Bad: The Second Coming of Abel Ferrara

By Luke Walker

The decadent director of Bad Lieutenant and King of New York was brought down by his own dark habits. Now he's a year sober and shooting a hot new film. MORE  

A 12-Step Murder Mystery

By Sam Lansky

Meet the author of The Next Right Thing, an effusively praised new novel that uses the recovery world as a backdrop for murder. MORE  

Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

By Sam Lansky

While Whitney Houston's death was devastating, the truth of the matter is that we had already lost her long ago. MORE  

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Children of Addicts Must Work Harder to Fight Impulses

Researchers found that improperly developed brains were as much of a factor as being in a substance abusing environment.

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Whether it's Hillary Clinton on the left or one of the assorted cast of characters on the right, a new chief executive could change course on weed in 2016.

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Global Drug Survey Looking for Participants

As they do every year, the independent research group is looking to cull drug and alcohol use data for its 2015 survey.

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Former Miss USA Tara Conner Opens Up About Getting Sober

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