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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 Eating Disorder You've Never Heard Of

By Karen Lindell

Tempted by potential weight loss, diabetic adolescent girls are tampering with their insulin doses and putting themselves at risk for blindness, kidney failure, and amputated limbs. MORE  

How the Rehab Fame Game Distorts Drug and Alcohol Treatment

By Brian Macaulay

If everything we know about rehab comes from celebrity stories, how are we supposed to recognize and accept real help? MORE  

Sober as a U.S. Drug Czar

By Jason Parsley

Will sobriety and a fresh agenda help change US drug policy? The Fix interviews Michael Botticelli, our sober Drug Czar. MORE  

Substance Abuse and the Elderly: The Forgotten Casualties

By Paul Gaita

Prescription drug abuse among our seniors has skyrocketed. What can be done about it? MORE  

For Addicts: Rat Cages or Playgrounds?

By Charles Eisenstein

Be it drugs, alcohol, porn, overeating or whatever your personal addiction, put an abuser in a playground and see what happens.  MORE  

Are Athletes More Susceptible to Eating Disorders?

By Dana Byerly

Athletes face a lot of pressure to stay fit, stay winning and stay in school. The pressure to be invincible can make it harder to get help for the anxiety and associated eating disorders that often result from this perfectionism. MORE  

Recovery On Film

By Evan H.

My program and my humor have taught me that I am a lot like every other addict, and a lot like every other person – valuable, perfectly imperfect, and afraid of clowns. MORE  

Instant Gratification As A Way Out of Addiction? Yes!

By Dana Smith

Seeking instant gratification instead of waiting for a more valuable prize can get people into addiction, but this "delay discounting" mentality can be used to break free of addiction as well. MORE  

My First and Last 5K

By Kristen Rybandt

I liked to visualize the alcoholic toxins leaving my body in beads of sweat. MORE  

The Holistic Solution To Addiction and Emotional Upsets

By Cathy Cassata

Family therapist Doreen Maller shares her innovative holistic approach to treating families challenged by addiction or trauma. A Fix interview. MORE  

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Sober since 2008, the hip hop artist returned to speak at a graduation ceremony.

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