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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  

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  

A Fatal Attempt to Outsmart Addiction

By Jennifer Matesa

The mother of Carrie John—a post-doctorate substance-abuse researcher, whose IV drug-related death made headlines—is still trying to untangle her tragedy. How could somebody so well-informed succumb? MORE  

Missing Out on Mother's Day

By Maia Szalavitz

Addicted women who are (or are about to be) moms can pose serious risks to their children. But so can current punitive policies that purport to address the problem. What's the best solution? MORE  

Under-Earners, Unite!

By Heather King

These 12-steppers have nothing to lose but their poverty, debts, hoarding habits, dead-end jobs, workaholism and fear of success. They have a world—and a "God-sized Wallet"—to win! MORE  

Cutting: A Painful Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

Cutting yourself to quell emotional pain isn’t all that different from drinking or drugging, though the scars are more apparent. The question is: How dangerous is it? MORE  

Addiction and America's Fat Problem

By Susan Cheever

Obesity and how to treat it are big in the media. So why doesn't HBO's new series, The Weight of the Nation, even mention addiction? MORE  

The Media Is MIA on Drug Policy

By Maia Szalavitz

Stop the press! Journalists aren't exactly doing muckraking work when it comes to the government's controversial approach to drugs.  MORE  

Mitt Romney's Great American Rehab Rollup

By Duff McDonald

CRC, run by Mitt Romney's old company, is the largest rehab operator in the world. With 30,000 patients a day—and growing—can it still offer effective treatment? MORE  

Patty Schemel Lived Through This

By Stacie Stukin

The highs, lows and recovery of (get ready) the rock star lesbian Hole drummer–turned–crackhead–turned–wife, mom and dog whisperer. MORE  

Should Addicts Be Sterilized?

By Jed Bickman

Project Prevention thinks so—and for years it's been paying poor, addicted women not to procreate. Now, with money from the far right, it's going global.  MORE  

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