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3 Lessons from Bon Jovi's Daughter's Overdose

By Maia Szalavitz

A Fix expert offers three key safety rules that could potentially save a life in the event of an opioid overdose. MORE  

Legal Pot's Future: Dazed and Confused

By Maia Szalavitz

Washington and Colorado voted last week to legalize marijuana, but the politics of opposition are still in play. How will a second-term President Obama respond? MORE  

The Beginning of the End of the Abstinence Rule?

By Maia Szalavitz

When Hazelden realized traditional treatment for young opiate-painkiller addicts was failing, it introduced maintenance therapy. Only a week later, the backlash has begun. MORE  

About-Face: Hazelden Offers Maintenance Treatment

By Maia Szalavitz

The influential rehab's policy change will roil the abstinence-based recovery movement. MORE  

Ask Maia: Switching Addictions

By Maia Szalavitz

Turning on a new addiction in order to turn off an old one may be the right move if you are reducing potential harm. This how-to will help. MORE  

Do the 12 Steps Belong in Addiction Treatment?

By Maia Szalavitz

Spiritual programs like AA have long served as the mainstay of addiction treatment. So have people who are recovery successes. That's the problem. MORE  

Ask Maia: The Ibogaine "Cure"

By Maia Szalavitz

Got a question about drugs, addiction or recovery? Need advice for a problem? Just ask our resident expert. MORE  

"Love Hormone" Oxytocin May Relieve Alcohol Withdrawal

By Maia Szalavitz

A very different kind of "oxy" could have a valuable and intriguing use, researchers find. MORE  

Ask Maia: Kicking Cannabis

By Maia Szalavitz

Got a question about drugs, addiction or recovery? Need advice for a problem? Just ask our resident expert. MORE  

Romney Fat Cat's Reefer Madness

By Maia Szalavitz

Mel Sembler has long been a top advisor on drug policy to Republicans. His creds? Rehabs notorious for teen abuse. Now he's bankrolling the opposition to Colorado's pot-legalization amendment. MORE  

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