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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 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  

A Modest Proposal: The Gambling Game Plan

By Chris Wright

Gambling addicts are fortunate enough to be able to feed their cravings in casinos, shops, cruise ships, bars, and the comfort of their own homes. Why isn't anyone thinking about our hospitals, too? MORE  

Why Former Drunks Make Unstoppable Runners

By Caleb Daniloff

Need encouragement in your resolution to switch the bottle for a healthier fix? A sober marathoner offers eight reasons you're born to run. 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  

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Heroin sells for as little as one dollar and every home has an addict.

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Mind Over Matter: Psychologist Explains the Biology of Addiction

Dr. Brad Lander has shown how a small part of the brain controlling motivation and pleasure is the key to understanding addictive behavior.

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Despite new evidence, the government has no intention to decriminalize drugs.

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