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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  

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  

The Battle for Needle Exchange, as AIDS Raged

By Maia Szalavitz

In the '80s, HIV was killing tens of thousands of heroin addicts. Yet swapping clean needles for dirty ones remained illegal—until a ragtag group of AIDS activists put their bodies on the line.  MORE  

How to Handle Panic Attacks

By Sue Smith

It figures: I get clean and start having crazy anxiety attacks. But here are some sobriety-friendly remedies. MORE  

Addiction's Shrinking Gender Gap

By Kelly Bourdet

All over the world, women have always had lower rates of addiction than men. But when women gain more rights as nations grow richer, they begin to catch up; in one drug type, they're already ahead. MORE  

10 Crazy Attempts to Get High

By Bryan Le

Tempted to try licking toads, munching fish heads or sipping reindeer urine? Perhaps the gruesome details will bring you to your senses. MORE  

A Day at the Drug Court

By Sarah Beller

Treatment-based drug courts are more widespread than ever; advocates say they humanely cut crime and save cash. So why are they controversial? The Fix sits in on some hearings. MORE  

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