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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  

A Safe Place To Be Gay and Get Straight

By Jason Parsley

The first LGBT treatment center paved the way for other programs to embrace more sensitive and aware treatment practices. PRIDE is still going strong 28 years later. MORE  

13 Valuable Alternative Treatments for Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson

The Fix lists some outside-the-box modalities that are playing increasingly important roles in substance abuse treatment. MORE  

Ever Depressed? Try The Dylan Brody Formula

By John Lavitt

Robin Williams called fellow comedian Brody "brilliant." So's his new useful book on depression and comedy.  Brody goes wise, deep and funny in The Fix Q&A. MORE  

So You Thought You Could Get Off Suboxone?

By Dawn Roberts

Why is there no official medical protocol to detox addicts off of Suboxone? The Fix goes to the pharmaceutical companies for answers. MORE  

Gambling in High Places

By Kathleen Phalen Tomaselli

Addiction to gambling is not exactly the same as an addiction to a substance, but the compulsion it inspires and the wreckage it creates are on the same level. MORE  

The Link Between Alcohol and Depression

By A.J. Dugger III

Which comes first? Does depression lead to addiction or is it the other way around? MORE  

These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends

By Mary Killian

I tried to reassure myself, but it was a terrible thought. Sometimes, I wondered if I could ever get away. Charlie would never let me leave. I'd have to kill him, and I didn't know if I could pull that off. MORE  

The Other Kardashian - Stasie, The Interventionist

By Amy Dresner

An exclusive interview with a Kardashian—but this one's been handling interventions before Kim, Khloe and Kourtney were anywhere near the spotlight. MORE  

Do You Find Stress Relief Online? If So You Might Find Addiction As Well

By Liz Karter

Digital life is less stressful and complicated than the real world. Here's the FAQ on its potential costs. MORE  

Naloxone Distribution: Saving Lives and Restoring Trust in the Police

By Tessie Castillo

Law enforcement departments across the country are finally equipping officers with naloxone—a medication that reverses opiate drug overdose—and teaching them to treat overdose as a medical issue before viewing it as a criminal one.  MORE  

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