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Mary Karr Names Names

By Nina Puro

A quarter-century of sobriety has filled the Liars' Club author with candor. She proves it by treating The Fix to her unfiltered views on David Foster Wallace, Dr. Drew, James Frey and much more. MORE  

Pot Brownie Sends Seven Elementary-School Kids to Hospital

By Nina Puro

A fifth-grader brings it to school—leading to vomiting, dizziness and confusion. MORE  

Drunk Driver Spends 22 Months in Solitary Confinement

By Nina Puro

New Mexico is ordered to pay $15.5 million to a man who wasted away in jail after a DUI. MORE  

"Sober February" Is Hot New Trend

By Nina Puro

Founder Greg Rutter tells The Fix about the annual booze-free challenge that's taking off in Brooklyn. MORE  

Today: Join Our Twitter Chat on Drug Policy

By Nina Puro

We invite YOU to debate the drug policies that affect us all: February 6 at 3 pm EST. Tweet #drugpol to join! MORE  

Brooklyn Cracks Down on Smuggled Cigs

By Nina Puro

Despite worrying reports on Chinese knock-offs, Brooklyn smokers still like 'em cheap, no questions asked. MORE  

North Korea Is a "Weed-Lover's Paradise"

By Nina Puro

Despite running the country with an iron grip, Kim Jong-un's regime is reportedly relaxed about marijuana. MORE  

Holiday Tips for People With Eating Disorders

By Nina Puro

This season is a challenge. With the help of an expert on eating disorders, The Fix offers five helpful suggestions. MORE  

Beware the Santacon Menace

By Nina Puro

The annual event, which takes place this weekend, prompts well-justified fears of drunken carnage. MORE  

How Calorie Displays Trigger Eating Disorders

By Nina Puro

Calorie counts on menus are often viewed as helpful. But women in recovery from anorexia tell The Fix they see it very differently. MORE  

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Frank Greenagel has returned to active duty in order to wage war against the growing scourge of drug addiction in the military.

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Scott Phillips: You Are What You—

Last February, my oldest friend died of a heroin overdose at the age of 49. He beat me to recovery, and he beat me to death. He also gave a final, drug-alogue interview on my radio show 20 hours before he died.

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