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These 15 people got life for non-violent drug charges. Because of their life sentences, they are typically denied access to drug treatment, educational opportunities and even life-saving medical treatments. In short, they are essentially waiting to die.

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Lies about drugs prey on people's fears and ignorance. Here are 11 repeated myths that don't add up.

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Drug smugglers are finding some innovative ways to get their shipments across the border. From frozen fish to breast implants, check out some of the craziest methods thwarted by border officials.

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From a young Heath Ledger and a younger Gary Oldman to PureSmashed and Spun: another dose of The Fix's underrated—but great—movies about addiction. You're welcome.

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You have to give it away to keep it and there's never a bad time to consider giving to any of the worthy regional and national organizations listed below.

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These high rollers weren’t exactly heading to the nickel slots. From blowing through millions in minutes to committing crimes to keep up their gambling addiction, here are the 10 biggest casino “whales” in history.

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Several former top models, pageant queens and natural beauties have had their latest glamour shoots come in the form of a mugshot. We count down the 10 hottest to grace the seedy underbelly of the drug world.

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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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