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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 Truth About Whitney Houston and Xanax

By Walter Armstrong

A lethal combination of benzos and booze may have killed Whitney Houston. Is one of the most over-prescribed (and profitable) drugs in America really that dangerous? MORE  

Whitney Houston: A Life in Pictures

By Alison Prato

The superstar singer, who died Saturday at age 48, entered her third rehab last year and lived a life marked by erratic behavior and trouble with the law. We look back on the addiction-related struggles of an icon. MORE  

Inside the Mind of Courtney Love

By The Fix staff

For almost a year, Love spoke to The Fix about the price of fame and her daily struggle with sobriety. Her candid confessions—and a raft of other revelations—are featured in our new e-book, Courtney Comes Clean. MORE  

Video: Pat Sajak Admits Being Drunk on Air

By Mike Guy

The Wheel of Fortune host claims he and Vanna White drank between tapings in the '80s. MORE  

Songs That Say Sober

By McCarton Ackerman

From Rod Stewart to Pink, many musicians have put out songs about overcoming addiction. The Fix presents ten of the best. MORE  

What Does Recovery Look Like?

By The Fix staff

Judging from a casual tour of addiction treatment websites nationwide, it looks suspiciously similar to... Hawaii. MORE  

'Hung' Star Thomas Jane on Sex, Drugs and Sobriety

By Anna David

Squelching gay-for-pay rumors, Hung's Thomas Jane opens up about the DUI that was actually a failed suicide attempt, and how waking up in jail to a cop asking for his autograph got him to clean up his life. MORE  

Is Joan Didion in Denial About Her Daughter's Alcoholism?

By Jennifer Matesa

In her memoir, Blue Nights, the author writes movingly about her daughter's death. But did she overlook Quintana Roo's alcoholism? MORE  

Confessions of a Plagiarist

By Quentin Rowan

The “fake” spy novelist behind the biggest episode of plagiarism in our time was addicted to stealing from other writers. Three weeks after confessing his crimes, he opens up for the first time about what really happened—and how AA saved his life. MORE  

The Mistress of 'Sober House'

By Laura Vogel

Jennifer Gimenez, the former den mom of Sober House, battled her fair share of demons on her road to sobriety. Then she met Dr. Drew.  MORE  

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Chinese Underworld Sells Drugs and Fake IDs on Dark Web

From the mainland to Hong Kong, Chinese traders are taking full advantage of crypto-markets.

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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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Will a New President Undo Marijuana's Progress?

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

Conner has been sober for seven years and is now hoping to help others in their battle with addiction.

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