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By Richard Juman

What if a problem from Philosophy 101 could help improve our understanding of addiction? Would it make it easier for us to treat addiction without the stigma? MORE  

Jake “The Snake” Roberts Vs. His Addictions

By McCarton Ackerman

After decades of heavy drug and alcohol use, this WWE legend now has a grip on his demons, thanks to friendship and yoga. He tells The Fix how it happened. MORE  

Why You Don’t Really Hate AA

By Anna David

I’ve seen too many people attack the program that saved my life—often in comments fields on The Fix. But their problem isn’t AA itself; it’s some of AA's members. MORE  

Weight-Loss Surgery's Weird Alcoholism Risk

By Raphael Rosen

Gastric bypass surgery shrinks your stomach and breaks your addiction to food. You should be healthier and happier. So why are patients getting hooked on booze? MORE  

A Rock-Bottom Gambler Craves Fellowship

By Chris Wright

With no money left to travel to a Gamblers Anonymous meeting, I sought community elsewhere. What I found made me reconsider my motives. MORE  

Addiction Is a Mental Illness. Treat It That Way.

By Scott Kellogg and Andrew Tatarsky

Many addicts have mental health problems, and all have complex reasons for using substances. In order to effectively address both the addiction and what drives it, providers require training and skills in psychotherapy. 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  

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Children of Addicts Must Work Harder to Fight Impulses

Researchers found that improperly developed brains were as much of a factor as being in a substance abusing environment.

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Will a New President Undo Marijuana's Progress?

Whether it's Hillary Clinton on the left or one of the assorted cast of characters on the right, a new chief executive could change course on weed in 2016.

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Global Drug Survey Looking for Participants

As they do every year, the independent research group is looking to cull drug and alcohol use data for its 2015 survey.

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Former Miss USA Tara Conner Opens Up About Getting Sober

Conner has been sober for seven years and is now hoping to help others in their battle with addiction.

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