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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  

Guns and Drugs: Different Scourges, Same Solution?

By Maia Szalavitz

The nation's outrage at the Sandy Hook massacre has sparked a fierce debate about gun violence. What do drugs have to do with it? Plenty. MORE  

What Does Recovery From Sex Addiction Look Like?

By Stephen Jay Schwartz

An alcoholic stops drinking, a drug-user retires his kit. As a recovering sex addict, I couldn't stop having sex. So my wife and I came up with a simple solution.  MORE  

Happy (Sober) New Year!

By Sue Smith

Everyone knows this can be a tough time of year for non-drinkers. So here's a guide for how to ring in the New Year without booze, from meeting marathons to drink-free dances. MORE  

The Trials of Pat O'Brien

By Anna David

Pat O’Brien rose to the top as a sportscaster and entertainment reporter before weathering a very public scandal. Now he’s one of sobriety’s greatest advocates. MORE  

Your Favorite Fix Stories of 2012

By The Fix staff

With thanks to all of you for reading The Fix this year, we present a countdown of our 10 top-trafficking articles—enlightening, moving and incendiary. Just remember: We didn't pick this list—you did! MORE  

The Year in Synthetic Drugs

By Dirk Hanson

From the "Bath Salts" Cannibal to a dramatic spike in Spice-related ER visits, 2012 was the year synthetics earned a place in the drug pantheon. MORE  

Secret Drinking, Media Blackout

By Susan Cheever

Booze is implicated in many more major news stories than the press ever acknowledges, from party politics to bloody mayhem. Why the silence? MORE  

Growing Up in the Rooms of AA

By Eleanor Rose

A childhood of AA meetings didn't save me from my own drinking problem. But at least I knew where to go when my own end came. MORE  

Hooked on the Web: Internet Addiction

By Melanie Eckhoff

Recent studies of college students begin to clarify the relationship between Internet compulsion, depression and other serious problems. MORE  

The Dangerous New Disease in Needle Park

By Jeff Deeney

With risks like addiction, HIV and hepatitis C, the last thing street junkies need is another disease to ward off. But that's just what they have—and almost no one is paying attention. MORE  

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Colorado Officials Now Want to Ban Edibles

Despite the overall success of legalized marijuana in Colorado, state officials want to roll back part of the law by calling for a near-total ban on weed edibles.

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United Nations Says Illegal Meth Manufacturing Is Spreading

Meth manufacturing has spread in developing countries thanks to lax government regulation and minimal police intervention.

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Brain Abnormalities In Gamblers Different From Drug Addicts

A new study has shown that gambling addicts don't have the same brain alterations as abusers of cocaine or heroin.

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Macklemore Returns To Drug Court To Speak At Graduation

Sober since 2008, the hip hop artist returned to speak at a graduation ceremony.

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Pennsylvania Gov. Blames Employee Drug Testing On Job Creation Woes

Gov. Corbett thinks his poor jobs record has something to do with employees not taking drug tests.

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