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Exercising Those Demons

By Brian Donahoe

The gym is the last place an addict wants to go, clean or not. Here's a pep-talk and some tips from a personal trainer on how to sweat yourself to happiness. One step at a time. MORE  

Serra Frank Feels Your Pain

By Kenneth Garger

The drive to legalize pot has spawned hundreds off-beat organizations. But few have been as controversial as Moms for Marijuana, founded by a pain-crippled woman in Idaho. Pot has helped relieve some of her endless agonies. But how will it effect her kids? MORE  

The Army's Secret Ecstasy Experiments

By Anneli Rufus

Why military researchers and other doctors are using LSD and ecstasy to heal war-scarred veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq. MORE  

How Harry Potter Stumbled into Sobriety

By Dirk Hanson

Daniel Radcliffe’s admission that he abused alcohol for years before getting sober last August has stunned the media. But after spending years on New York's party circuit, the former teen phenomenon is determined to re-invent himself an adult actor of substance. MORE  

America's Exploding Oxy Epidemic

By Maia Szalavitz

America is certainly afflicted with a huge opiate problem, but you won't get the real story in the media. As the White House prepares to launch a billion-dollar anti-Oxy war, here are some rarely reported but crucial facts about who gets addicted—and why. MORE  

Popular Painkillers That Can Cause Killer Pain

By Jeff Forester

For many addicts who are prescribed opiates for pain, addiction isn't the biggest risk. Much more dangerous is the rarely-discussed danger of opiate-induced hyperalgia....a state of excruciating pain caused by the painkillers themselves. MORE  

Why Obama's Deputy Drug Czar Ditched DC

By Sally Chew

Dr. Thomas McLellan fled D.C. after just a year as Deputy Drug Czar. In an exclusive interview, the cranky academic explains why he left, what he accomplished, and why health-care reform may be the best weapon against addiction. MORE  

Why Doctors Can't Deal With Addicted Patients

By Ruth Fowler

Just because your doctor took a Hippocratic oath doesn’t guarantee that he’ll be able to confront you about hitting the bottle. (Or that he’ll treat you like a human being.) MORE  

The 100-Day Hangover

By Tony O'Neill

If alcohol and drugs stay in your system for just a few days, why do so many people need months to start feeling normal again? The Fix serves up the latest research (and some hard-earned advice) on the savage side effects of sobriety.  MORE  

How to Nurse Your Battered Body Back to Health

By Ruth Fowler

A steady diet of drugs and alcohol can wreak havoc on your system, robbing it of crucial nutrients. But a mix of proteins, vitamins and specialty supplements can bring even the most battered addicts back from the brink. MORE  

Why Moderate Drinking Isn't The Answer

By Judy McGuire

A flurry of well-publicized studies claim that alcohol may be a boon to your health. But a closer look suggests that even for moderate drinkers, the risks often outweigh the rewards.  MORE  

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