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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  

Bernie's Long Lost Weekend

By Kelsey Osgood

Three years of filming her Hasidic uncle's recovery from sex, drug and alcohol addiction taught Paula Eiselt about the challenges and rewards of practicing the 12 steps within the framework of orthodox Judaism. MORE  

Fighting Hepatitis C Before It Gets To You (or Surprises You)

By John Lavitt

Once thought a disease of drug addicts—and notable in the recent death of Lou Reed—the CDC wants tens of millions tested as possible carriers. The Fix's guide to everything you need to know about hepatitis C, and its treatments. MORE  

In Memory of My Son, the Addict

By Diannee Carden Glenn

My son died of a heroin overdose less than two years ago. I've found ways to cope, but last week brought it all flooding back. MORE  

Genetics Or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

By Valerie Tejeda

If your family has addiction issues in the past, does talking to your children about it help or lead them down the same path? MORE  

Flying High

By Gary Leff

It might not be an addiction, but my obsession with frequent flier programs comes pretty close. MORE  

GHB, Conspiracy, and Suicide

By Allison McCabe

How one man's fight to elevate a sleep and fibromyalgia aid cost him his life as the FDA turned a societal dilemma over "crossover" drugs into a nightmare crime. MORE  

What Are You Waiting For? Author Kristen Moeller Dispenses Recovery Advice

By McCarton Ackerman

She managed to get and stay sober after suffering eating disorders, hard partying and after losing her home in a fire that killed three. Now she wants to share her story. 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  

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Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Talks About Jerry Garcia’s Addiction

The singer-guitarist spoke with HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri about the music icon’s struggle with his addiction and his health.

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Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose.

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Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

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DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

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LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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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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For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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