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Forget Trainspotting and Leaving Las Vegas, here’s a list that starts with Frank Sinatra and ends in Al Pacino.

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Since March 2013, NFL players have been arrested a staggering 48 times. Over 27 of these arrests have been related to drugs and alcohol. (There's a handy database to keep track.) From bar fights to team smoking sessions, check out the 12 biggest drug fumbles among NFL players in the last 12 months. 

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From throwing bongs, to bizarre methods of getting sober and tragic deaths, The Fix recaps the biggest Hollywood drug stories of the year.

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2013 isn't all about Rob Ford, crack and Toronto. The USA has plenty of its own drug and alcohol fueled politicians. Here are 10 cases from this year showing that our own politicians aren't above the law either. 

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These artists made no secret of their love for all things weed, but eventually had enough and attempted the drug-free life—with varying degrees of success.

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Cigarettes used to be cool, and it showed in our taste in movies. But as time passed, Hollywood began to leave smoking on the cutting-room floor. Witness the transition in these 10 classic summer flicks.

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Politicians—drug prohibitionists included—make many moves that leave us wondering if they were under the influence of something. Frequently, they're unfortunate enough to provide hard evidence.

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Getting drunk on Memorial Day is as American as apple pie—and can also be as deadly as a rattlesnake. Avoid the fates of these boat-crashing, chopper-burning miscreants.

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Fix readers and staff gathered with addiction experts and advocates for a memorable event with author David Sheff in Newport Beach.

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The new Iron Man 3 movie airbrushes out Tony Stark's gripping alcoholism sub-plot. But comic books have rarely been so squeamish. These caped crusaders fought their addictions with a KA-POW!

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Relapse is grim, but is it always as gruesome as shows like House, The Sopranos and Breaking Bad suggest? Thankfully not—but it sure drives ratings.

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Tempted to try licking toads, munching fish heads or sipping reindeer urine? Perhaps the gruesome details will bring you to your senses.

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Used to be, anyone on the silver screen with a spike and a spoon was a villain. But Hollywood has become much more sympathetic to drug users over the years, as these 10 Oscar-honored films attest.

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Parents and senators love to vilify violence in video games, but have largely ignored how they portray substance abuse. From cheap wine to futuristic stimulants, here's how 10 arcade avatars are getting twisted.

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America's most popular sport may not have the PED scandals of cycling, but still bears more than its share of alcohol- and drug-related problems. On the eve of the Super Bowl, The Fix highlights 10 examples.

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There are numerous examples of classic fiction—from Burroughs to Selby and Thompson—that focus on addiction. Here are our top 10 contemporary favorites that are (somewhat) off the beaten path.

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From "Duct Tape Man" to Gerard Depardieu, the booze 'n' planes combo has proved its potency many times over. The Fix presents a cabinful of mile-high horror stories.

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With thanks to all of you for reading The Fix this year, we present a countdown of our 10 top-trafficking articles—enlightening, moving and incendiary. Just remember: We didn't pick this list—you did!

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Sober party drinks don't have to be boring, as The Fix staff recently discovered. From the sweet mock cosmo to the complex New England buck, find out which we liked best—and how to make them.

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Before the FDA, meds boasting an eye-popping array of psychoactive substances were marketed to a population largely ignorant of the addictive potential. Take a look at some of the more spectacular examples.

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That matching “Bill W.’s Bitch” T-shirt and hat not go over as well as you’d hoped last year? The Fix has once again curated a gift guide that'll make your yule both fun and sober.

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We're used to media splashes about so-called "holes" in the brain. But what neuroimaging really tells us about the effects of drug use is much subtler—and much more helpful.

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Sobriety was toasted in style at The Fix's inaugural Recovery Fair as guests gathered to fellowship and sample goodies designed to help them lead healthier lives. Did we mention there was a mime?

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When we discuss substance abuse, we shouldn't flinch from acknowledging how horrific the results can be. Here are 10 harrowing examples. (Warning: Readers may find some images disturbing.)

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Since the War on Drugs started in the early '70s, the US has spent more each year to wage it. All the while, the cartels get bigger (and smarter) and the biggest busts have shrunk. Does this mean the War is unwinnable?

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My 12 Step Store celebrated Recovery Month with a party in honor of Fix Executive Editor Anna David's novel Party Girl. Former party girls (and boys) toasted recovery the sober way.

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Now and again, recovering alcoholics can take a look back at their savage youth and reflect on exactly how bad it got. Here are 10 great examples of behavior they may wish to forget.

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Not so keen on stomach blisters, live eels in your drink, or doses of strychnine? Then count yourself lucky you faced addiction in more recent times.

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Emmy-winning actress Kristen Johnston wowed the crowd at The Fix's celebration of her New York Times bestselling memoir Guts.

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