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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  

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  

Meet the Addiction Predators

By Chelsea Carmona

From handlers of addicted celebrities to garden-variety "sober coaches," the addiction treatment world can be a rat's nest of opportunists, charlatans—and 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  

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Numerous Marijuana Grow Operations Raided In Colorado

Despite marijuana being legal, people are still getting busted in Colorado.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

Dog helps police bust drug dealer owner, drunk Flybe pilot arrested before flying plane, and respected softball coach caught with crack cocaine.

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N.J. Internet Gambling Addiction Is Subject of Rutgers Study

Concerned about the impact of internet gambling, Rutgers will examine who, how, and why people become addicted.

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British Teen Petitions Government to Tackle 'Thinspiration' Blogs

Diagnosed with anorexia, 18-year-old Alice Taylor has recovered from her eating disorder and wants help educating others about the disease.

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Fraternity Suspended After Date-Rape Drug Accusations

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Brown University has been suspended after two students claimed they were drugged and sexually assaulted.

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Scott Phillips: You Are What You—

Last February, my oldest friend died of a heroin overdose at the age of 49. He beat me to recovery, and he beat me to death. He also gave a final, drug-alogue interview on my radio show 20 hours before he died.

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