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The 10 Hardest Drugs to Kick

By Jacqueline Detwiler

Drug and alcohol use spikes wildly during the 30-day run-up to New Year's Eve. But which drugs are actually most addictive? The answers may surprise you. MORE  

History's Scariest Addiction Treatments

By Jacqueline Detwiler

Not so keen on stomach blisters, live eels in your drink, or doses of strychnine? Then count yourself lucky you faced addiction in more recent times. MORE  

These Common Drug Cocktails are Lethal

By Jacqueline Detwiler

Lots of drugs, illegal or not, are lethal on their own. But mixing more than one can often (unexpectedly) kill you much faster. The Fix presents some matches made in Hell. MORE  

Personality Types Attract Different Drugs

By Jacqueline Detwiler

We tend to associate certain personality types with very specific addictions, but the truth is more complicated than you might think. Let’s start with the myth of a certain rum-soaked literary giant in Cuba... MORE  

A History of the World's Most Popular Drugs

By Jacqueline Detwiler

A brief slideshow through time, from ancient Sumeria to modern New Jersey, reveals the mysterious origins of the world's most seductive substances. MORE  

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