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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  

My Cat Got Me Clean

By Anna David

After an all night binge, I had the habit of spontaneously deciding to take drastic action—which is how I ended up with two cats. I didn’t know that one of them would end up saving my life. MORE  

Jamie Moyer's Crusade

By Joe Schrank

The Future Hall of Fame pitcher isn't just the oldest player to toss a win, he's also the most active crusader against addiction in the game—both in and out of the locker room. MORE  

Do You Have to Bottom Out?

By Nic Sheff

Sometimes people ask me if they can avoid losing everything before they get clean. My story offers a simple answer: I lost more than I ever could have imagined, and then I lost even more. MORE  

Reefer Madness: The Musical!

By Will Godfrey

You think pop music does nothing but glamorize marijuana? Think again: The Fix selects 10 smokin' songs that highlight the pitfalls of pot. MORE  

Does the Secret Service Have a Drinking Problem?

By Susan Cheever

Without the binge drinking—and possibly drugging—there would have been no prostitutes and no scandal. But the service's risky boozing has a dark history dating back to the Kennedy assassination. MORE  

Personality Types Attract Different Drugs

By Jacqueline Detwiler

We tend to associate certain personality types with very specific addictions, but the truth is more complicated than you might think. Let’s start with the myth of a certain rum-soaked literary giant in Cuba... MORE  

More Sex Faster: The Grindr Story

By Seth Michael Donsky

A gay hookup app called Grindr is the ultimate cruising tool and a nightmare for sex addicts. Deceptively marketed and wildly popular, it has health officials up in arms—and sounding out of touch. MORE  

Why Bill W. Wrote the 12 Steps Twice

By Susan Cheever

The AA founder penned two versions of the 12 Steps, separated by 15 years and a lifetime of troubles. Their differences will surprise you. MORE  

No News Is Bad News for Overdose Drug

By Maia Szalavitz

The media is all over the problem of prescription drug overdoses, but when it comes to a fool-proof over-the-counter solution, there's scant coverage. MORE  

The Twelve Steps for Zombies

By Michael Showalter

Is it possible to live a program of recovery if you're not technically among the living? With these revised 12 Steps, it's worth a shot. MORE  

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How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

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