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Chris Christie, the Addict?

By Joe Schrank

Based on his eating disorder, his denial behavior and his emotional outbursts at his disempowered critics, you might want to view the governor as something other than another deceiving and ruthless politician.  MORE  

How Smart Is Smart Recovery?

By Joe Schrank

The leader of the largest alternative to AA sounds off on the disease model of addiction, whether crack can be smoked in moderation, and why the 12 Steps shouldn't be the only path to sobriety. MORE  

Jamie Moyer's Crusade

By Joe Schrank

The Future Hall of Fame pitcher isn't just the oldest player to toss a win, he's also the most active crusader against addiction in the game—both in and out of the locker room. MORE  

A Star is Reborn: Kristen Johnston's Gutsy Comeback

By Joe Schrank

After nearly dying from a Vicodin addiction, the irrepressible actress is back with a blistering memoir, a hit new show and a candid interview with The Fix. (Plus: An exclusive live reading from her book.) MORE  

Ryan Braun Fails Drug Test

By Joe Schrank

Baseball's MVP denies the finding of excess, synthetic testosterone in his blood. His chances don't look good. MORE  

Would AA Have Saved Jim Morrison?

By Joe Schrank

What would have been the Doors frontman's 68th birthday yesterday was a chance to reflect on the alcoholism that killed him. MORE  

High School Drug Play Breaks Barriers

By Joe Schrank

One high school practices a more nuanced approach to drugs that might just work. MORE  

Couldn't Cornelius Get a Hand As Well As a Ban?

By Joe Schrank

Why is punishment college football's default response to alcohol transgressions like UGA linebacker Cornelius Washington's DUI? 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  

Andy Dick Takes on Howard Stern

By Joe Schrank

America's most compulsive comic on addiction, AA, Jews, Sex, Pills, Pamela Andersen, Coke, Courtney Love, Rehab—and his furious feud with his old pal, Howard Stern. MORE  

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