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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  

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  

Why Is This Man Still in Jail?

By Seth Ferranti

Federal agents yanked Richard Wershe from high school and groomed him as a high-profile drug dealer. When he transformed into the notorious White Boy Rick, the feds turned their backs. Now he's doing life in jail. MORE  

Down and Out in Antarctica

By Hunter R. Slaton

On MLK Day, a sober alcoholic reflects on two very different experiences of doing service—one at the bottom of the world, and another in a church basement. MORE  

10 Reasons Not to Drink and Fly

By Bryan Le

From "Duct Tape Man" to Gerard Depardieu, the booze 'n' planes combo has proved its potency many times over. The Fix presents a cabinful of mile-high horror stories. MORE  

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Drunk 'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon arrested on misdemeanor, prolific thief barred from every London bar, and 'super drunk' woman mistakes jail for bar.

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Will Hillary Clinton Push to Legalize Marijuana In 2016?

The Democratic frontrunner for president will see a drastically different public attitude toward marijuana this time around.

10/17/14 7:30pm
Researchers Still See Therapeutic Value in LSD

Two European studies have underscored the renewed interest in the medical use of LSD.

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Embattled Fiancée of Oregon Governor Accused of Buying Land for Pot Farm

Cylvia Hayes has been under scrutiny of late for a variety of issues.

10/17/14 3:30pm
Joe Biden's Son Discharged From Navy for Testing Positive for Cocaine

Hunter Biden tested positive in 2013 and was discharged earlier this year, but only now just a few weeks away from the election does the story break.

10/17/14 1:00pm

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