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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  

Ambien Zombies, Murder, and Other Disturbing Behavior

By Allison McCabe

The number one prescription sleep aid is becoming better known for triggering bizarre behavior than it is for treating insomnia. MORE  

A Moderate Proposal on Moderation

By Amy Dresner

Finally making a year sober AGAIN after 20 years of relapsing, I wake up to an article telling me I didn't need to be abstinent after all.  Not so helpful.  A rebuttal from somebody who's been abstinent with and without AA.   MORE  

From The Crips to the Church

By McCarton Ackerman

A former addict, Crip, robber and pimp, Bishop Ron Gibson found sobriety through God. Now he's helping others do the same. MORE  

Self-Help Gets Its Comeuppance

By Meg Williams

She surveyed the landscape of our culture's addiction to self-help. Now Jessica Lamb-Shapiro talks to The Fix about her new book Promise Land, and why the story of self improvement is so personal to her. MORE  

The value of "Affluenza," Addiction and Parental Neglect As Get Out of Jail Defenses

By Maia Szalavitz

The drunk-driving teen who killed 4 walked, blaming it on "affluenza," a so-called "disease" that makes the rich unable to understand the consequences of their actions. Where does that leave addicts and the rest of us? MORE  

From Shamans to Journeys

By McCarton Ackerman

Country music mogul-turned-rehab businessman Lee McCormick talks alternative methods of recovery. MORE  

Will a Cocaine Vaccine Keep Addicts from Using?

By John Lavitt

Human testing to begin for a new vaccine designed to trigger the immune system to create antibodies against cocaine MORE  

Rolling Papers

By McCarton Ackerman

The Denver Post’s new marijuana editor, Ricardo Baca, talks making pot newsworthy. MORE  

Dude, Where's My Smokes?

By Michael Dhar

Nicotine and the teenage brain: New York City targets smoking's favorite victims MORE  

Smile! Your Intervention Was Just Viewed by 18 Million Strangers

By Sarah Peters

When a joke intervention—viewed by 18 million and counting—isn't so funny after all. The true story behind that YouTube viral prank and the troubled alcoholic who inspired it. MORE  

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Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

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Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

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High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

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Death Penalty Could Be Issued In Drug Conspiracy Case

Three suspects, including the alleged head of an entrenched drug dealing operation, face numerous criminal charges, including homicide.

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'X-Men' Director Accused Of Drugging, Raping Teenage Boy

Bryan Singer has been accused of using drugs and alcohol to sexually assault a 17 year old in the late 1990s, charges the director has vehemently denied.

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How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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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.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 

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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