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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  

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  

Meet the World's Most Famous Interventionist

By Sacha Z. Scoblic

In her seven years on Intervention, Candy Finnigan has seen it all. In this exclusive interview, she explains how her own intervention brought her to where she is today. MORE  

The Chronicles of Sex in Rehab

By Christopher O'Connor

Some say you shouldn't date anyone in the first year of sobriety. So what happens if you hook up in rehab—again and again and again? Nothing good. MORE  

Inside the Ibogaine Underground

By Matt Harvey

A heroin-addicted friend was determined to detox via this controversial—and illegal—hallucinogen. Reluctantly, I agreed to help him score it and to supervise his trip. What was I thinking? MORE  

Ask Maia: How Many Drinks Is Too Many?

By Maia Szalavitz

Developing a physical dependence on alcohol is a little different for everyone, but the most common red flag is found in the numbers—and they are big ones. MORE  

Dealing With a Dual Diagnosis

By Dr. Robert M. Lichtman

Many addicts and alcoholics also suffer from mental health problems. Here are 12 suggestions to guide a treatment strategy. MORE  

Our 10 Favorite Holiday Mocktails

By Hunter R. Slaton

Sober party drinks don't have to be boring, as The Fix staff recently discovered. From the sweet mock cosmo to the complex New England buck, find out which we liked best—and how to make them. MORE  

The House We All Live In

By Will Godfrey

On a visit to Rikers Island, Eugene Jarecki—director of this year's Sundance-winning anti-drug war film The House I Live In—tells The Fix about his campaign to change America's drug laws for good. MORE  

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