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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  

Hollywood, Addiction and Recovery - An Insider's View

By John Lavitt

Norman Stephens produced such recovery-focused movies as My Name is Bill W and My Name is Sarah. He tells The Fix about his interest in portraying recovery, and how Hollywood's attitudes about addiction have changed over the last few decades. MORE  

Substance Abuse Issues and Mental Disorders

By Jeanene Swanson

Fifty percent of general psychiatric patients also have a substance use disorder. But what's the status of good treatment for these "co-occurring disorders?" MORE  

Recovery: There's an App for That

By Sarah Peters

There are new apps and programs designed to help your sobriety, but can tech replace face to face recovery? MORE  

Do Efforts to Crack Down on Prescription Drug Abuse Drive Users to Heroin?

By Tessie Castillo

Nearly 80% of recent heroin initiates started by misusing prescriptions. What are we doing about it? MORE  

The Upside Down World of Welfare Drug Testing

By Meg Williams

Sweeping aside liberal objections about the rich punishing the poor, conservatives believe that welfare drug tests help employers and save the state money. But what does zero tolerance really produce? MORE  

Bernie's Long Lost Weekend

By Kelsey Osgood

Three years of filming her Hasidic uncle's recovery from sex, drug and alcohol addiction taught Paula Eiselt about the challenges and rewards of practicing the 12 steps within the framework of orthodox Judaism. MORE  

Fighting Hepatitis C Before It Gets To You (or Surprises You)

By John Lavitt

Once thought a disease of drug addicts—and notable in the recent death of Lou Reed—the CDC wants tens of millions tested as possible carriers. The Fix's guide to everything you need to know about hepatitis C, and its treatments. MORE  

In Memory of My Son, the Addict

By Diannee Carden Glenn

My son died of a heroin overdose less than two years ago. I've found ways to cope, but last week brought it all flooding back. MORE  

Genetics Or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

By Valerie Tejeda

If your family has addiction issues in the past, does talking to your children about it help or lead them down the same path? MORE  

Flying High

By Gary Leff

It might not be an addiction, but my obsession with frequent flier programs comes pretty close. MORE  

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Fraternity Suspended After Date-Rape Drug Accusations

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Once again, the Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship and the Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to high school students affected by drugs.

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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