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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  

What's So Bad About the New Definition of Addiction?

By Dr. Richard Juman

The revision of the DSM—the shrinks' bible—has angered addiction specialists and advocates as never before. All because of only three changes… MORE  

Why Addiction Treatment Is a Disaster

By Maia Szalavitz

If addiction is a medical disease, why have we abandoned it to untrained counselors, unproven treatments and unaccountable programs? MORE  

Kicking the Habit: A New View of Addiction

By Nina Emkin

In The Power of Habit, author Charles Duhigg offer readers a new way of looking at how to change their behavior. Now he tells The Fix how his methods apply specifically to addiction. MORE  

Is EMDR the Cure?

By McCarton Ackerman

You may doubt that moving your eyes a certain way can treat crippling addictions and repressed memories. But a bevy of doctors and satisfied patients swear otherwise. MORE  

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of... Drunkenness?

By Adam K. Raymond

As the nation celebrates George Washington's birthday, The Fix recalls that he and his fellow Founding Fathers were prodigious boozers. How does the first president fare in our (very subjective) ranking? MORE  

The United State of AA

By Susan Cheever

After hundreds of meetings in almost as many places, our intrepid columnist discovers the one thing, despite the diversity and differences, they all have in common: a state of mind. MORE  

Interview With the Drug Czar

By Mike Guy

The US Drug Czar, Gil Kerlikowske, shapes the nation's drug enforcement policies. In a rare sit-down, the former Seattle Police Chief discusses a new emphasis on recovery, the deadly prescription pill epidemic, and the truth behind Mexico's bloody Drug War. MORE  

The Unwritten Rules of Rehab: A Graphic Novel

By Julia Wertz

When this cult hit cartoonist went to rehab, she discovered there are rules behind the parade of dysfunction, misery and, eventually, glimmers of sobriety. MORE  

Does Obamacare's Victory Hurt Addicts?

By Randolph Brickey

The recovery community is jubilant that the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. But closer analysis uncovers potentially disturbing implications for the law's celebrated benefits in addiction care. MORE  

Joey Pants Goes Off

By Chris Gardner

The esteemed character actor and Sopranos star Joey Pantoliano (aka Joey Pants) talks alcoholism, depression and his darkest secrets (hello, shoplifting) in this exclusive interview. MORE  

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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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