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Does Occupy Wall Street Have a Drug Problem?

By Jed Bickman

It isn't a pot carnival or a "crack alley," no matter what Fox News claims. But despite a new zero-tolerance policy, alcohol and drug use in Zuccotti park may threaten the entire movement.  MORE  

Murder in the Rooms of AA

By Tony O'Neill

One AA sponsor was falsely implicated in the slaying of a prostitute, while another was gunned down after divulging someone's top-secret "fourth step" confession. Just how protected are you when helping people who may be mentally ill—or even dangerous?  MORE  

Now Two Years Sober, '80s Pop Icon Boy George Invites Amy Winehouse to Join Him at AA

By Donel DeFreese

Boy George, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bono, Marianne Faithfull, George Michael, Ozzy Osbourne, Amy Winehouse—how do you sign up for that meeting? MORE  

AA and Anonymity—What Would Bill W. Do?

By Susan Cheever

Long before it became an inviolable tradition, A.A.'s leaders interpreted anonymity in their own unique ways. As AA's most prolific historian reports, even the fellowship's founder struggled with the concept. MORE  

Toronto's AA Intergroup Bounces Atheists After Spirited Battle

By Dirk Hanson

A long-simmering dispute over spirituality in A.A. finally lead traditionalists to trash atheists in a public Toronto take-down. MORE  

THE FIX 411: A Directory of Recovery Resources

By Maer Roshan

Introducing The Fix 411, a one-stop guide to hundreds of fellowships, blogs, legal & medical resources, research facilities and government programs. All in one place. MORE  

Martin Sheen Stars as Bill W. in AA Play

By Dirk Hanson

In a roundabout father-son faceoff, Martin Sheen headlines AA play as Charlie trashes it. MORE  

AA Confronts Media Over Anonymity

By Dirk Hanson

Do news outlets have a duty to protect the anonymity of AA members? MORE  

Last Call For a Professional Bar-Fly

By Bill Manville

Drinking nearly destroyed one of New York's most notorious nightlife critics. But it also gave him a new life. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

A.A.'s Anonymity, a Medical Marijuana Fail in Illinois, and Vancouver's Besieged Injection Site. MORE  

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Children of Addicts Must Work Harder to Fight Impulses

Researchers found that improperly developed brains were as much of a factor as being in a substance abusing environment.

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Will a New President Undo Marijuana's Progress?

Whether it's Hillary Clinton on the left or one of the assorted cast of characters on the right, a new chief executive could change course on weed in 2016.

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Global Drug Survey Looking for Participants

As they do every year, the independent research group is looking to cull drug and alcohol use data for its 2015 survey.

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Former Miss USA Tara Conner Opens Up About Getting Sober

Conner has been sober for seven years and is now hoping to help others in their battle with addiction.

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