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Breaking Free from Sexual Abuse

By Tessa Stein

The man with pedophilic tendencies lures his prey not with candy so much as by offering a different kind of yearned-for sweetness. He chooses the child hungry for love. MORE  

My Father, Drug Icon

By Precious Chong

Rebelling in my family meant not doing drugs and shushing your parents when they’re howling at Thumbelina while on acid. That’s just how it is when Tommy Chong is your dad. MORE  

The 10 Druggiest Olympic Sports

By Adam K. Raymond

With London 2012 just a week away, organizers say that more athletes will be drug-tested than ever before. It's just as well. The Fix presents 10 Olympic events in which contenders can be counted on to try doping their way to victory. MORE  

Are You a Real Alcoholic?

By Susan Cheever

After 20 years in AA, the celebrated writer on alcoholism got a message in a bottle: She never was an alcoholic. What about you? MORE  

Should There Be Such a Thing as Addict Pride?

By Maia Szalavitz

People with autism embraced the idea of "neurodiversity" to celebrate their condition as a positive identity, not a disease and disability. Should addicts do the same? MORE  

Marketing the Munchies

By Adam K. Raymond

From 420-calorie burritos to Taco Bell’s “Fourth Meal” (the one between dinner and breakfast), fast-food companies are pushing products to addicts like never before. In fact, some stoners are getting annoyed by all the attention. MORE  

The Adventures of a Female 13th-Stepper

By Leah Riley

The serial seduction of newcomers isn’t a male-only pursuit. Here's the story of one woman who's taken in-the-rooms romance a step too far. MORE  

This Is Our Military on Drugs

By Katie Drummond

Alcohol and heroin addiction haunted soldiers in the Vietnam War. Today's troops, plagued by IED injuries, have turned in staggering numbers to Rx painkillers and marijuana for relief. It's America's invisible epidemic. MORE  

Cash & Prizes: Recovery Bling

By Hunter R. Slaton

Every secret society has its tokens of membership—and AA and its 12-step brethren are no different. From chips to seashells, here's what you'll find jangling in the pockets and bags of sober people worldwide. MORE  

The Rebel Doctor

By Kristen McGuiness

Meet Gabor Maté, a doctor who works with North America’s only supervised injection site and believes that addicts are some of the happiest people he knows. MORE  

Courtney Love "Ordered Me to Hire a Hacker"

By Carmela Kelly

An explosive lawsuit by the rocker's assistant alleges extraordinary demands to break the law. Sources exclusive to The Fix paint a dark picture of an addict's unraveling life. MORE  

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Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

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Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

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Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

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Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

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Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

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How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

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For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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