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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  

Greg Giraldo's Last Laugh

By Joe Schrank

Fans of the cultish 44-year-old comic were stunned when he overdosed in a  Jersey motel room a year ago today. But his close friends saw it coming. Comedians from Andy Dick to Colin Quinn remember the man behind the mask. MORE  

The 10 Best Addiction Memoirs

By Sam Lansky

Books about addiction and recovery are among the fastest growing genres in publishing. From David Carr to Mary Karr, hundreds of authors publish addiction-related memoirs each year. The Fix salutes the best of the bunch. MORE  

TV's Most Realistic Addicts

By Joe Lynch

For every show that brazenly depicts characters boozing without consequences, there’s another that depicts the stark reality of the disease. The Fix highlights the best. MORE  

Chasing Amy, North London Superstar

By Will Godfrey

Amy Winehouse may have been famous around the world, but she could often be seen living and drinking in North London where she was born. MORE  

Amy Winehouse, Singer of Stormy Genius, Finally Succumbs to Her Demons

By Walter Armstrong

The 27-year-old British torch singer, Grammy winner and chronic drug addict reportedly OD'd early Saturday morning in London. MORE  

Meth, Monsters and Movies: A Fix Film Festival

By Tony O'Neill

From Super 8 to True Blood, movie zombies are back in style as a crystal meth epidemic rages nationwide. Zombies, vampires and other movie monsters have always served as terrifying metaphors for the evils of drug use and addiction. Horror-film buff Tony O’Neill shares his top 10 list of the world's scariest—and druggiest—movies. MORE  

Bad Drug Movies We Love

By Joe Lynch

From Requiem, Trainspotting and Scarface to Drugstore Cowboy, Goodfellas and Boogie Nights, we all know the great films featuring drug abuse. But there's also a long list of less-than-great pics that still hold a place in our hearts. MORE  

After a Run of Deaths and Bad Publicity, Celeb Rehab Returns

By Kirk Maltais and Kenneth Garger

Still reeling from the deaths of two former patients, Dr. Drew will focus his attentions on Long Island Lolita/hooker Amy Fisher, occasional actress Bai Ling, Dwight Gooden, Steven Adler and Lindsay Lohan's dad. MORE  

Book Excerpt: Don't Talk Junk

By Danila Botha

In an excerpt from her critically acclaimed short story collection Got No Secrets, Danila Botha walks us through her character's bloody love affair with the needle—and the man who brought it to her. MORE  

Exclusive: Steve-O On His Road to Recovery

By Anna David

Jackass star Ryan Dunn died after a night of heavy drinking. So how did his most self-destructive co-star manage to get out alive? Now three years sober, Steve-O talks about doing stunts without cocaine, walking down carpets he used to piss on, and how he managed to turn his life around. MORE  

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