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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  

The Drug War Vs. Civilization – The Evidence that Civilization May Yet Win

By Sanho Tree

Sanity is finally emerging in the U.S and much of the world in reaction to the madness of the war against drugs. One of the world’s foremost drug war experts details why we are likely at a tipping point. Part 2 of a two part series.   MORE  

An Inside Look at the Drug War Vs. Civilization

By Sanho Tree

In which one of the world’s foremost drug war experts stacks up the madness of it with “holy sh*t” details. Part 1 of a two part series. Part 2, coming tomorrow, explores the emerging “thank God already” sanity. MORE  

How to Isolate and Treat Protracted Withdrawal Symptoms

By Jeanene Swanson

Protracted withdrawal syndrome, or PAWS, is the name of the condition that leaves recovering addicts and alcoholics feeling the worse for wear. Here are your options. MORE  

The High Risk of Relapse Leading to Accidental Overdose

By Kristen McGuiness

Philip Seymour Hoffman's death yesterday was not an isolated incident—death by overdose is an all too frequent result for the relapsing addict. Clean time decreases tolerance while cravings remain the same. MORE  

The Balancing Act Of Sobriety: Joe Putignano Talks Acrobatics And Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

The gymnast, whose dreams were once derailed by his addiction, talks to The Fix about his new memoir documenting his triumphant return as a Cirque du Soleil acrobat. MORE  

God as You

By Jay Levin

If you decided to think like Brooks Greene-Barton, could be you'd light up and love up your life with no limits on how far it might take you.    MORE  

Sex Work and Sobriety

By Riot Stern

First I used drugs, later I became an escort. Then I got clean and sober, but it still took a while to get out of the life.  MORE  

Severe Mental Illness and Substance Use Linked

By Sarah Peters

New research linking mental health and substance use could mean more effective treatment options for mental patients and addicts alike. MORE  

Our Crackhead Mayor as a Drunken Uncle

By Jowita Bydlowska

It might seem ridiculous from afar, but Mayor Ford's antics to his fellow Toronto residents feel more like a family meltdown.  MORE  

VH1 Star Dr. Jenn Berman Talks Overcoming Her Eating Disorder

By McCarton Ackerman

Before she was lead therapist on Couples Therapy, she battled her own addiction—an eating disorder that left her extremely underweight. MORE  

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