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Professional Voices—The Experience Machine

By Richard Juman

What if a problem from Philosophy 101 could help improve our understanding of addiction? Would it make it easier for us to treat addiction without the stigma? 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  

What Does Recovery From Sex Addiction Look Like?

By Stephen Jay Schwartz

An alcoholic stops drinking, a drug-user retires his kit. As a recovering sex addict, I couldn't stop having sex. So my wife and I came up with a simple solution.  MORE  

Happy (Sober) New Year!

By Sue Smith

Everyone knows this can be a tough time of year for non-drinkers. So here's a guide for how to ring in the New Year without booze, from meeting marathons to drink-free dances. MORE  

The Trials of Pat O'Brien

By Anna David

Pat O’Brien rose to the top as a sportscaster and entertainment reporter before weathering a very public scandal. Now he’s one of sobriety’s greatest advocates. MORE  

Your Favorite Fix Stories of 2012

By The Fix staff

With thanks to all of you for reading The Fix this year, we present a countdown of our 10 top-trafficking articles—enlightening, moving and incendiary. Just remember: We didn't pick this list—you did! MORE  

The Year in Synthetic Drugs

By Dirk Hanson

From the "Bath Salts" Cannibal to a dramatic spike in Spice-related ER visits, 2012 was the year synthetics earned a place in the drug pantheon. MORE  

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Saudi Arabia Beheads 24 Drug Smugglers So Far In 2014

Almost half the people beheaded in Saudi Arabia this year were caught smuggling drugs.

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Stephen Collins' attorney arrested for drunk driving, male models busted for cocaine dealing, and pot smoking grannie says no more weed.

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From the mainland to Hong Kong, Chinese traders are taking full advantage of crypto-markets.

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Researchers found that improperly developed brains were as much of a factor as being in a substance abusing environment.

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Will a New President Undo Marijuana's Progress?

Whether it's Hillary Clinton on the left or one of the assorted cast of characters on the right, a new chief executive could change course on weed in 2016.

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