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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  

Not Everyone Needs Sobriety

By Nic Sheff

I used to assume that every addict or alcoholic had to practice complete abstinence. Then I met some people who proved me wrong. MORE  

Greek Tragedy: Austerity and Addiction

By Kevin Gray

Slashing the safety net is causing a perfect storm of unemployment, prostitution, addiction and HIV. Can the new government stop a catastrophe for a generation of Greek youth? MORE  

How Prison Helped Get Me Sober

By Seth Ferranti

I was a privileged kid from Virginia when a single joint pointed me down a path of drug dealing, addiction and a 25-year stretch behind bars. It was in federal prison, of all places, where I finally found sobriety. MORE  

Confessions of a Modern-Day Opium Fiend

By Steven Martin

My childhood love of collecting led in adulthood from amassing opium smoking paraphernalia—and the occasional pipe of high-quality dope—to desperate addiction to a nearly forgotten narcotic. MORE  

JVM: Dad Was a High-Functioning Alcoholic

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

The HLN host gives exclusive answers to Fix readers' questions about rehab, troubled actor Nick Stahl, first-anniversary doubts, and whether or not addiction is genetic. MORE  

My Own Agnostic Version of Alcoholics Anonymous

By Jowita Bydlowska

I began attending agnostic meetings in AA and my sponsor fired me. This made me wonder: should AA be adapted to fit the demands of its newer members? MORE  

The Truth Behind the Bath Salt "Epidemic"

By Tony O'Neill

If you believe the lurid headlines, addicts across America are ingesting bath salts and transforming into crazed cannibals. This trend, like many, actually hit first in England, where a bath salt ban only increased the problem. MORE  

Is the US Covering Up a Drug-War Massacre?

By Jed Bickman

The DEA allegedly shot up a boat of innocent civilians in a Honduras raid. While the Obama administration remains silent, reports on the ground tell a chilling tale of a US-funded military regime on drug-trafficker payrolls. MORE  

How Brain Trauma Can Cause Addiction

By Adam K. Raymond

Lethal drug addiction is disturbingly common among pro athletes, like boxer Johnny Tapia and a long roster of NFL players, who suffer head trauma and chronic pain. Sadly, the more we know, the less anyone seems to care. MORE  

Will Prison Actually Help This Teen Mom Star?

By Maia Szalavitz

Amber Portwood, troubled star of the MTV reality show, won praise and press by opting for prison over rehab for her drug crimes. But if drug treatment made her suicidal, incarceration is likely to be even worse. MORE  

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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

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

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