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Women Are Not Powerless

By Hallie Hart Hodenfield

Gabrielle Glaser tells The Fix that the rise of women's drinking in America isn't because they're alcoholics—and treating them that way, including by AA, could make it worse. MORE  

In The Gay Community, Meth Has Made an Unwelcome Comeback

By Jason Parsley

Why is meth still so popular in the gay community, and what can be done about it? MORE  

The 12 Wildest School Drug Cases In 2014 (So Far)

By McCarton Ackerman

We still have plenty of 2014 left, but numerous drug cases involving both students and teachers have already happened this year. Here are some of the most memorable ones. MORE  

Synthetic Drugs: Investigating A Global Epidemic

By Remi L. Roy

Many of the more than 300 new synthetic drugs on the market are known to trigger unpredictable, sometimes fatal, highs. They're now commonplace, often legal. And the effects can be devastating. MORE  

The Science of Nicotine Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson

There are 50 million nicotine addicts in the US, and one in five deaths results from smoking. According to the CDC, smoking is still the leading preventable cause of death. Here's why it is so hard to kick, and the treatments. MORE  

Rich Mom Addicts Get Sobriety Coaches; Poor Moms Get Jail

By Lynn Stuart Parramore

In America, addiction is judged through the lens of class. MORE  

Rob's Highs and Lowes

By Camilla Davies

Rob Lowe has overcome addictions to sex and alcohol. He talks about how he has gone on to enjoy a successful career post recovery. MORE  

What is Bulimia Nervosa?

By The Fix staff

Characterized by an obsession with weight control and dieting, bulimia is an eating disorder that affects as much as 5% of the U.S. population.  MORE  

Stalking Got Me Sober

By Dufflyn Lammers

They say it is a program of attraction. They are right. MORE  

From Trauma to Recovery

By Juliet Abram

The fear of going to prison kept me from rejecting AA's religious content, or its sexist Big Book. I was more concerned that my rapist was also court ordered to AA and that he'd appear at a meeting I attended. MORE  

Ritalin Kid

By Nick Dothée

People downplay the severity of this chemical imbalance, and as I get older and struggle with the link between my ADD and my addictions, the flippancy people have about ADD is beginning to piss me off. MORE  

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Syringes Used As Currency In Heroin-Addicted Myanmar

Heroin sells for as little as one dollar and every home has an addict.

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Mind Over Matter: Psychologist Explains the Biology of Addiction

Dr. Brad Lander has shown how a small part of the brain controlling motivation and pleasure is the key to understanding addictive behavior.

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UK Study Finds Punitive Drug Laws Don't Reduce Drug Use

Despite new evidence, the government has no intention to decriminalize drugs.

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Lena Dunham Humorously Bares Her Dark Past in New Memoir

The Girls star revealed her struggles with OCD, sexual abuse, and eating disorders.

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Numerous Marijuana Grow Operations Raided In Colorado

Despite marijuana being legal, people are still getting busted in Colorado.

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