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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  

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  

Byron Katie's Solution to Your Turmoil—Work It!

By Cathy Cassata

In the words of the renowned Katie, “I didn’t quit drinking; I did "The Work," and drinking, drugs, compulsive eating, smoking, anger, depression, sorrow, fear, all quit me.” MORE  

Bingers vs. Habituals: Spin the Bottle

By Paul Staley

The binger knows that alcohol gets you loaded and they make sure that happens. The habitual on the other hand sees alcohol as the solution to problems for which there are a host of other remedies. MORE  

Can You Still Buy Illegal Drugs Online? You Bet!

By Paul Gaita

In the wake of Silk Road's demise, online drug marketplaces have become smarter and are offering a wider variety of illegal products. MORE  

Interview with a Fallen Angel

By Nathan A Thompson

Paul Bayes Kitcher talks with The Fix about Risen, his all-recovering addicts dance group. MORE  

Fun At Social Gatherings Sober?

By Julie Elsdon-Height

If you’re attending events and find you’re feeling out of place, perhaps ask yourself if you’re allowing yourself to have FUN and remember you’re not under a spotlight, people aren’t focusing on whether you’re drinking or not. MORE  

A Safe Place To Be Gay and Get Straight

By Jason Parsley

The first LGBT treatment center paved the way for other programs to embrace more sensitive and aware treatment practices. PRIDE is still going strong 28 years later. MORE  

13 Valuable Alternative Treatments for Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson

The Fix lists some outside-the-box modalities that are playing increasingly important roles in substance abuse treatment. MORE  

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Ottawa Gunman Had Lengthy History Of Drug Addiction

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau tried in vain to kick his crack cocaine and heroin addictions.

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Lisa Flynt's blood alcohol was twice the legal limit when she crashed into an Ohio store last Friday.

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Nicotine Vaccine Could Help Smokers Kick the Habit

The vaccine deprives the brain of nicotine, thereby eliminating the high caused by tobacco.

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Prepubescent Drug Dealer Highlights Australia’s Growing Meth Problem

Not only is meth use on the rise in Australia, but addicts are becoming younger.

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Father-Son Treatment Center Pioneers Accused of Mass Fraud

Alan and Jason Brand are accused of embezzling millions in Medicaid funds.

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