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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  

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  

An Uphill Struggle for the New Super Painkiller

By Sacha Z. Scoblic

Opponents of the experimental 100% hydrocodone drug won a major battle over pain patients at the FDA last Friday. But will they win the war—and stop a potential new opiate epidemic? MORE  

The Fix's Second Annual Holiday Gift Guide

By Anna David

That matching “Bill W.’s Bitch” T-shirt and hat not go over as well as you’d hoped last year? The Fix has once again curated a gift guide that'll make your yule both fun and sober. MORE  

The Deadly Stigma of Addiction

By Dr. Richard Juman

Is it possible to separate the disease of addiction from the stigma? Here are eight life-changing reasons we should try. MORE  

The Other Side of the Tracks

By Kelly Bourdet

Opiate maintenance treatment is a tale of two cultures. People who can afford Suboxone get to keep their addiction private. People who are restricted to methadone clinics pay the price of stigma. MORE  

Is the Disease Model an Easy Way Out?

By Chris Wright

By accepting that my gambling addiction is a disease, I've finally stopped hating myself—and maybe that's not such a good thing. MORE  

Finding My Way Home

By Nic Sheff

I recently volunteered at a homeless shelter, and it brought me right back to all those times I was on the other side of the soup ladle. MORE  

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Kentucky Teens Impacted By Drug Abuse Eligible For College Scholarship

Once again, the Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship and the Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to high school students affected by drugs.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Contributing to Greater Naloxone Access

The actor's death has triggered dozens of states to enact naloxone programs and Good Samaritan laws.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

Mike Tyson claims he shared the same drug dealer as Robin Williams, police pull drunk man from burning car, and zombie woman arrested twice for DUI.

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Divorced or Separated Women Report Higher Stress and More Drug Use Than Men

Women who had ended their marriages reported higher levels of drug and alcohol use as a means to relieve stress.

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Banned Drugs Still Found in Weight-Loss Supplements

A new study shows that banned drugs and even anabolic steroids are still found in dietary supplements and sexual enhancement aids.

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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