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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  

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  

Do Addicted Employees Have Too Many Rights?

By Ted Rall

The law says addiction is a "disability." Now a court ruling says even the risk of relapse is, too—and you may be able to get paid not to come to work. This could be damaging. MORE  

"Wet" and Wild: PCP's Horror Show

By Jeff Deeney

The scariest drug on the street, "wet" makes a few users commit grotesque murders that even cops can't stomach. Crackdowns are getting ugly. What will it mean for the many people who use PCP safely? MORE  

How Cops Learn to Catch Drunks

By Jeff Winkler

Say the alphabet backwards. Hop on one foot. How do officers assess whether a driver is over the limit? The Fix visits the Austin Police Training Academy to find out. MORE  

Being a Bipolar Addict

By Nic Sheff

Bipolar disorder may be trendy today, but it wasn’t when I was first diagnosed. And my unwillingness to accept my condition made it harder to get sober. MORE  

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