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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  

Should U.S. Rehabs Follow the Beraca Model?

By Romina Mazzaferri

Beraca Centers are successfully applying a combo of new and age-old techniques to combat addiction. Here is one man's story. MORE  

The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

By Jessica Zimmer

What is actually in synthetic weed? You'll be surprised. What is the high like? More surprise. Is it worth it? Read on. MORE  

Why SMART Recovery® Will Never Replace Alcoholics Anonymous

By Matthew Leichter

Five reasons why SMART Recovery® will never push out AA as the main model of recovery, despite higher success rates. MORE  

Insurers Balk at Funding Addiction Treatment

By Christen McCurdy

Taxpayers fund the lion's share of addiction treatment—79.2%, or $22.2 billion—but private insurers avoid helping with the tab, often using denial tactics.   MORE  

How to Make Addiction Treatment Way More Successful - Sage Advice From Two Experts

By John Lavitt

Overall, addiction treatment and public policy toward it is actually regressing despite pockets of progress. Two of America's great researchers answer 12 questions about recovery.  MORE  

Former Nation Leaders Assault The War On Drugs, Call For Blazing Changes

By Paul Gaita

The GCDP stated, in no uncertain terms, that the half-century spent on the drug war had “failed, with devastating consequences around the world.” It's time  to end the criminalization of drugs and pass legalization initiatives. MORE  

Hospital, Again

By Susan Mansfield

We spoke about his other anxieties and how he feels inadequate and how he has such an empty life that he could not be able to go clean and face all his issues because it would be too hard, too painful and take too long. MORE  

Is Food Addiction a Myth?

By Jeanene Swanson

Some scoff at the idea, others clamor for a cure. Is it an eating disorder, or an actual addiction? MORE  

Smoking's Last Frontier

By Daniel Genis

Our author takes us on a personal tour of nicotine addiction: from prison-recipe smokes using patches, tea, and "blue thunder" to the latest tech innovation in e-cigarette smartphone apps. MORE  

How Obamacare Is Killing AA’s Membership

By Matthew Leichter

Under Obamacare, insurance will only pay for evidence-based treatment. Consequently, rehabs are eliminating 12-step groups in favor of harm reduction and other statistically strong methods. MORE  

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Dario Tena fell 30 feet to his death after Christian Koch and Neil Vera lied to a judge in order to obtain a warrant.

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Toys "R" Us Sells ‘Breaking Bad’ Figurines That Come With Bags of Meth, Cash

A Florida mother and fan of the show has started a campaign to have the toy store chain remove the figures from their shelves.

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California Docs Face Mandatory Drug Testing If Prop 46 Passes

Opponents claim that the drug testing provision is to disguise the true nature of the proposition—raising the cap on non-economic damages for lawsuits.

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Facebook Slams DEA Over Creating Fake Profiles

The social media giant ordered the DEA to comply with their Terms of Use policy and stop creating fake accounts to catch drug dealers.

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Steven Tyler Addresses Maui Drug Court Graduates

The Aerosmith frontman said he was 'nervous' and 'fighting' addiction every day.

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