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Breaking Free from Sexual Abuse

By Tessa Stein

The man with pedophilic tendencies lures his prey not with candy so much as by offering a different kind of yearned-for sweetness. He chooses the child hungry for love. MORE  

Will We Pay Our Debt to Our Vets?

By Katie Drummond

Soldiers are coming home from our two wars with a staggering rate of invisible brain injuries—and the addictions that go with them. With treatment estimated to cost $1 trillion, will America really really meet their dire needs? MORE  

The Ugly Truth of Mandatory Drug Sentencing

By Seth Ferranti

Clarence Aaron is serving three life terms for a small-time college cocaine deal, another victim of heinous mandatory drug sentencing laws. If he's waiting for Obama—or anyone else—for help, he'll be waiting a long time. MORE  

The Book on Drugs

By Tony O'Neill

JR Helton hates literary writers, recovery memoirs, and everything he learned when getting his MFA. But he loves drugs and has written a magnificent book about them. MORE  

Do Sexual Predators Thrive in Alcoholics Anonymous?

By Lily Weinstein

When I got sober at 17, AA welcomed me with open arms. If only I'd known that some of them were dangerous. MORE  

The Simple Truth of Mary Kennedy's Suicide

By Susan Cheever

Another tragedy befell the Kennedy family with the suicide last week of RFK Jr.'s wife. The media may be dwelling on the "Kennedy Curse," but the curse in this case is all too common. MORE  

Bill W: The First Intimate Documentary

By Heather King

The AA co-founder had to wait 40 years after his death for an up-close and personal documentary, complete with a never-before-seen archival trove. The filmmakers explain what took so long. MORE  

I'm Nic Sheff and I'm in AA

By Nic Sheff

The first rule of AA is that you don’t talk about AA. But AA is no Fight Club. So why can’t we just come out and stop being anonymous? MORE  

How to Quit Being a Hooker

By McCarton Ackerman

With sex addiction claiming celebrity headlines in recent years, Sex Workers Anonymous addresses the less glamorous topic: addiction to prostitution. MORE  

The 10 Best Sober Living Cities

By May Wilkerson

"Pulling a geographic" in early sobriety is generally discouraged, but if you're looking to leave behind people, places and things, The Fix recommends lighting out for these American cities–each with its own unique recovery community. MORE  

The Dark Legacy of a Rehab Cult

By J.D. Dickey

The head-shaving recovery cult of “Synanon” was a substance-abuse treatment pioneer—and a model for some more recent deviant AA groups. MORE  

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