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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  

10 Ways Addiction Has Stained the NFL

By Adam K. Raymond

America's most popular sport may not have the PED scandals of cycling, but still bears more than its share of alcohol- and drug-related problems. On the eve of the Super Bowl, The Fix highlights 10 examples. MORE  

The New Weed Whackers

By Maia Szalavitz

Anti-pot advocates view the recent legalization of the drug in two states as impetus to regroup—brandishing a new name and boasting a Kennedy as their new star. MORE  

Amy Winehouse's Legacy

By McCarton Ackerman

Mitch Winehouse may have lost his daughter Amy to addiction, but as he tells The Fix, he's doing his best to prevent similar tragedies in other families. MORE  

Safe Injection Flyer From Washington Heights Corner Project

By The Fix staff

A sample flyer from a New York harm reduction program about safer injection practices. MORE  

Solving the Problem of Overprescribed Opioids

By Dr. Richard Juman

Patients show up in physicians’ offices seeking treatment for chronic pain and unknowingly risk addiction. What can be done? MORE  

When Bad People Happen to Good Drugs

By Jordan Heller

The general verdict that Lance Armstrong’s cheating is despicable doesn’t mean that steroids are inherently bad.  MORE  

The Trials of a Sober Backpacker

By Caledonia Dawson

Five years into my recovery, I'm on a nine-month trip through Asia and South America. And amid the drunkenness of the backpacking scene, I'm learning to be sober in a different way. MORE  

Two Nurses Who Volunteered for PHP Programs

By Anne M. Fletcher

Hope M. is a nurse whose job required her to be on the road much of the time. When she realized that her drinking had gotten the best of her, she voluntarily went to a prominent residential rehab and informed her employer (who had never expressed concerns about her drinking). She subsequently went to an outpatient program and faithfully attended two AA meetings a week. MORE  

The Wrong Rx for Addicted Doctors

By Anne M. Fletcher

When health-care professionals with drug or alcohol problems get caught—or admit they have a problem—they often are mandated to monitoring programs. But these "PHPs" aren't all they're cracked up to be. MORE  

Montel and Marijuana

By McCarton Ackerman

After 17 years as a controversial talk show host, Montel Williams is no stranger to sparks flying. Now that he's a marijuana advocate, he's sparking something else altogether. MORE  

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