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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 Drug Warriors Cashing In on Pot Prohibition

By Kevin Gray

Former public servants, from DEA chiefs to cops, are using their clout to lobby for drug policies that enrich themselves—before it's too late. MORE  

It's a Brutiful Life

By Rachel Kramer Bussel

Renowned Momastery blogger Glennon Doyle Melton applies her distinctive honesty to her new book, Carry on Warrior. She talks to The Fix about alcoholism, motherhood, bulimia and critics. MORE  

Self-Medication: Not as Simple as It Sounds

By Jason M. Stewart PsyD

We use the word all the time to "explain" addiction. But the concept of self-medication is based on deep, complex theories that have yielded deep, effective approaches to addiction treatment. Here's how it works. MORE  

A Straight Answer to the Ultimate Question

By Susan Cheever

Bill Moyers and his family were onstage with me to discuss coming through the hell of addiction to the health and hope of recovery. Suddenly, a desperate cry for help came from the audience. MORE  

The Aryan Brotherhood’s Grip on Prison Heroin

By Seth Ferranti

The racist ideology of America's most notorious prison gang has long been subordinate to its lust for drug money. Federal crackdowns have yet to break the Brand. MORE  

Why I Left AA After 12 Years

By Louise Wareham Leonard

I needed to recover from 12-step recovery. Years after leaving the rooms, I'm grateful for a life of serenity and moderate drinking. MORE  

Making Amends Was Everything I Least Expected

By Anna David

I thought I knew exactly how my Ninth Step in AA would unfold. Instead, over a decade later, I’m still trying to make sense of people's unpredictable reactions. MORE  

Treatment Takes Two to Tango

By Dr. A. Tom Horvath

What actually takes place in addiction treatment? In the first of a three-part series, Dr. Tom Horvath shows motivational interviewing in action. MORE  

Now You Can't Drink…Water

By Matt Harvey

Americans take so many mood-altering and addictive pills that water supplies are being contaminated. Just ask the fish. Do the drugs in your water pose a risk to your health—and even your sobriety? MORE  

The 10 Most Memorable TV Interventions

By McCarton Ackerman

Intervention isn’t the only program to show, well, interventions. Check out our roundup of the most bizarre, dramatic and outrageous examples in television history. MORE  

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Syringes Used As Currency In Heroin-Addicted Myanmar

Heroin sells for as little as one dollar and every home has an addict.

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Mind Over Matter: Psychologist Explains the Biology of Addiction

Dr. Brad Lander has shown how a small part of the brain controlling motivation and pleasure is the key to understanding addictive behavior.

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UK Study Finds Punitive Drug Laws Don't Reduce Drug Use

Despite new evidence, the government has no intention to decriminalize drugs.

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The Girls star revealed her struggles with OCD, sexual abuse, and eating disorders.

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Despite marijuana being legal, people are still getting busted in Colorado.

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