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The War on Addiction Comes Home

By Jeff Forester

Combat veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries are suffering from skyrocketing rates of addiction, alcoholism and suicide. Thirty-five years after Vietnam, is America creating another lost generation? MORE  

How Bad Is Antabuse?

By Jeff Forester

When you don't trust yourself to stay away from a drink, you can take a pill to make drinking unbearable. But it comes at a price. MORE  

What To Do When AA Isn't Working

By Jeff Forester

Some addicts believe that the 12 steps can solve all their problems. But they're designed to treat addiction—not depression, anxiety, and the like. So how do you know when you need a therapist, and what kind do you need? MORE  

Gummi Bear Menace Threatens Teen Sobriety

By Jeff Forester

Vodka-infused "boozy bears" pack a powerful punch and are difficult for parents and teachers to detect. MORE  

Experiments Could Herald "Sober Pill"

By Jeff Forester

Aussie scientists have identified the immune cells in the brain that cause slurring and staggering when you drink. MORE  

Happy Days for 'Shroom Heads

By Jeff Forester

"Openness," one of the Big Five personality traits, is boosted long-term by magic mushrooms, say scientists. MORE  

AA Sponsor Killed by Relapsing Sponsee

By Jeff Forester

Beloved AA regular in Kentucky was allegedly killed during a brutal fight with his drunk sponsee. MORE  

Beer Companies Target Kids In Violation of Industry Standards

By Jeff Forester

The head of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth explains to The Fix why Budweiser, Coors and Miller are screwing up on air. MORE  

Your Mom Was Right About Family Dinners

By Jeff Forester

Eating regular meals as a family is associated with dramatically lower rates of teen drug use, finds a CASA study. MORE  

Overdose Deaths Overtake Traffic Toll

By Jeff Forester

Drugs are now out-killing cars nationwide, but illegal substances aren't the chief culprits. MORE  

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