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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  

My Sober Conversion to Atheism

By John Gordon

Four years ago I scaled a Pacific Northwest peak and felt rush in the great spiritual wind of... no-God. Despite pushback from fellow AA-ers, I've remained happily sober ever since. MORE  

Is Dr. Drew Too Risky for Prime Time?

By Maia Szalavitz

Drew Pinsky practices old-school, tough-love 12-step recovery. After Mindy McCready's suicide—the fifth fatality among Celebrity Rehab alumni—our columnist asks if he should either get with 21st century treatment or get off the air. MORE  

We Can End Opiate OD Deaths

By Tessie Castillo

The prescription drug naloxone reverses opiate overdoses and saves lives. But getting the emergency intervention into the hands of folks on the front line is controversial. For their clients' sake, treatment providers need to step up. MORE  

Can the Lizard King Come Back Clean?

By Cole Louison

Skateboarder Mike Plumb, better known as "Lizard King," faces the challenge of staying sober as he gets back on his legendary carve in a notoriously hard-partying scene. MORE  

The Case for Closing Liquor Stores

By Susan Cheever

Violent crime has intractable causes like poverty, drugs and guns. But one cause—the number of businesses selling booze in a neighborhood—could be directly controlled. Should it be? MORE  

New Gun Control Laws Take Aim at Addicts

By Sy Mukherjee

Americans love their guns. As legislation to curb gun violence hits partisan gridlock, all sides agree to target the so-called mentally ill, including 40% of all addicts.  MORE  

Will We Ever Learn to Think in Moderation?

By Maia Szalavitz

The media is all black or all white about brain drugs like Oxy and Adderall. When they're new, we hear all about their benefits. When their risks emerge, the love turns to hate. Here's how these extreme swings perpetuate addiction.  MORE  

Loving Your Home Group—Hard

By William Adams

People say you shouldn't date or sleep around in early sobriety. I did, and it was awesome. MORE  

How Prisoners Make Moonshine

By Seth Ferranti

Alcohol helps to send millions of Americans to prison, but you'd think it would be hard to keep drinking once you got there. Not so, inmates explain to The Fix. MORE  

What Really Goes on Inside Rehab

By Chrisanne Grise

Anne M. Fletcher's addiction-treatment expose, Inside Rehab, hits shelves this week. The author tells The Fix which parts of the system she thinks are working—and which are broken. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

Dog helps police bust drug dealer owner, drunk Flybe pilot arrested before flying plane, and respected softball coach caught with crack cocaine.

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N.J. Internet Gambling Addiction Is Subject of Rutgers Study

Concerned about the impact of internet gambling, Rutgers will examine who, how, and why people become addicted.

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British Teen Petitions Government to Tackle 'Thinspiration' Blogs

Diagnosed with anorexia, 18-year-old Alice Taylor has recovered from her eating disorder and wants help educating others about the disease.

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Fraternity Suspended After Date-Rape Drug Accusations

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Brown University has been suspended after two students claimed they were drugged and sexually assaulted.

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Former Soldier Re-Enlists to Fight Addiction in the Military

Frank Greenagel has returned to active duty in order to wage war against the growing scourge of drug addiction in the military.

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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