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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  

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  

Why We May Never Beat Stigma

By Maia Szalavitz

Dumbing down addiction to apply to any bad behavior gives jerks a free pass. But when the label loses its meaning, real addicts also lose credibility as people with a disease. MORE  

Inside the Mind of an Alcoholic

By Heather King

Ann Leary's The Good House is narrated by an adorable boozer in deep denial. The Fix's Heather King catches up with her old friend and talks sobriety, relapse, interventions and—what else?—being an adorable boozer deep in denial. MORE  

Is the Speaker of the House Bottoming Out?

By Kevin Gray

Serious drinker, heavy smoker and backroom dealer, the Speaker is the last of the GOP's old breed. Now that he's cornered by teetotaling Tea Partiers, Boehner may be close to admitting powerlessness. MORE  

The Truth Behind America's Pain Pill Epidemic

By Dr. Richard Juman

How is that one of the worst drug problems in history flows straight out of our health care system? MORE  

The Hospital Tech Who Stole Needles

By Jennifer Matesa

David Kwiatkowski worked as a technician at dozens of US hospitals. He was also a fentanyl addict who infected countless patients with Hepatitis C. Now experts may turn to a hidden asset to prevent a repeat: recovering drug addicts. MORE  

The Kennedy Clan Combats Addiction

By Susan Cheever

When Christopher Kennedy Lawford and cousin Patrick Kennedy, two ex-addicts from America's most famous family, sit down to discuss Lawford's exhaustive new book about addiction, they aren't afraid to make it personal. MORE  

Are You an Invisible Alcoholic?

By Susan Cheever

High-functioning alcoholics are often hiding in plain sight—and they're often more dangerous than drop-dead drunks. MORE  

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