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Women Are Not Powerless

By Hallie Hart Hodenfield

Gabrielle Glaser tells The Fix that the rise of women's drinking in America isn't because they're alcoholics—and treating them that way, including by AA, could make it worse. MORE  

The David Sheff Solution

By John Lavitt

Author David Sheff on the stigma of addiction, the concept of rock bottom, the rise of video game addiction, and how to help the most vulnerable among us, in The Fix Q&A. MORE  

Substituting Addictions

By Jeanene Swanson

Many people will substitute one addiction for another during or after the recovery process from their original addiction. Are these people destined to become addicts for life, battling a never-ending cycle of recovery and relapse? MORE  

Finally Free: Sobriety After 21 Years in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Longtime Fix columnist Seth Ferranti is out of prison and writing from a halfway house. MORE  

A Time-Out for Death

By Neville Elder

Free Narcan kits give hope to parents in Staten Island OD epidemic. MORE  

Want to Heal? Participate!

By Cathy Cassata

Anne Wilson Schaef shares how Living in Process can heal addiction, mental illness and anything life throws at you. MORE  

Recovery High

By Paul Gaita

For teenage addicts, recovery high schools can help tremendously in giving them a clean, safe environment. But funding can be a problem. MORE  

Ayahuasca: Miracle Healer or Something Else?

By Laura Barcella

Is it all crazy visions and mind-numbing hallucinations, or is there more to this tea that goes by many names? MORE  

Habit or Addiction—Who Decides?

By Jeanene Swanson

Most of what we call addictions these days are simply behaviors that get reinforced and lead to adverse consequences. MORE  

The Legacy of Eric Holder

By Ellen Sousares

Despite a tumultuous tenure as the nation's Attorney General he leaves behind a legacy of progressive action toward reforming the criminal justice system and reversing the deleterious repercussions of a failed war on drugs. MORE  

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