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Sober as a U.S. Drug Czar

By Jason Parsley

Will sobriety and a fresh agenda help change US drug policy? The Fix interviews Michael Botticelli, our sober Drug Czar. MORE  

Addiction Brain Scans, Unscrambled

By Dr. Doris Payer

We're used to media splashes about so-called "holes" in the brain. But what neuroimaging really tells us about the effects of drug use is much subtler—and much more helpful. MORE  

Legal Pot's Future: Dazed and Confused

By Maia Szalavitz

Washington and Colorado voted last week to legalize marijuana, but the politics of opposition are still in play. How will a second-term President Obama respond? MORE  

First Person: How I Became a Junkie

By Amy Dresner

A guy I met in rehab shot me up for the first time. And then the needle and I had a love affair all our own.  MORE  

Would Drug Prisoners Vote Obama?

By Seth Ferranti

The War on Drugs imprisons millions of low-level offenders who (wrongly) believed the Obama Administration would help them. There's little reason for hope with a second term. MORE  

When Boozecasters Make the News

By Bryan Le

Speculation on Diane Sawyer's election night "drunkenness" ran high—but it's nothing new. Talking heads have a long history of slurring their way into our living rooms. MORE  

The Beginning of the End of the Abstinence Rule?

By Maia Szalavitz

When Hazelden realized traditional treatment for young opiate-painkiller addicts was failing, it introduced maintenance therapy. Only a week later, the backlash has begun. MORE  

What I've Learned About Pain Management

By Nic Sheff

I drank and used to escape the pain I was in but my problems only magnified. As it turns out, the clichés are true: the only way to get over those feelings is to go through them. MORE  

A One-Percenter Drinks It All Away

By E. Steve Stevens

Does being a powerful CEO with a lifestyle of Learjets, exotic parties and fast cars protect you from alcoholism? Of course not. Trouble is, it can make you feel invulnerable. MORE  

The Prohibition Party's Low Bottom

By Jeff Winkler

Concerned about intoxicant issues, and heading to the polls today? You’re out of luck. The presidential candidate for the Prohibition Party is a gay-baiting preacher who doesn’t put a great face on the latter-day temperance movement. MORE  

Should Marijuana Be Legal?

By Kevin A. Sabet & Phillip S. Smith

Tomorrow, three states will vote on the most profound change in US drug laws since the repeal of the Volstead Act in 1933. The Fix offers two powerful opposing views on whether legalizing weed is the right thing to do. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an.

7/28/14 7:30pm
Brain-Boosting 'Smart Drugs' On The Rise

With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal.

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New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.

7/28/14 3:30pm
4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted Your Smartphone

Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again.

7/28/14 1:00pm
Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem?

Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts.

7/28/14 10:30am

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I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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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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This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

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

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