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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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Morning Roundup: Oct. 2, 2014

Amanda Bynes kicked out of fashion school for being high, women held in jail after cops confuse SpaghettiOs for meth, and Stephanie Seymour's son arrested for weed.

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Teens Who Get Drunk Sooner Are More Likely To Become Heavy Drinkers

A new research study has concluded that teens who abuse alcohol earlier in life have more chance of becoming alcoholic.

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Heroin Easier to Get than Wine and Cheaper than Beer in PA

Bags of dope are being sold for as little as $5 in the Keystone State.

10/01/14 5:30pm
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson No-Shows for Hearing In Award-Winning Drug Case

Michael Brown's killer has been on administrative leave and has no intentions of showing up for any cases this year.

10/01/14 3:30pm
Colorado Issues New Regulations for Marijuana Industry

The new regulations will equalize THC levels in edibles and restrict cultivation, and that has some store owners worried.

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Suboxone: Trading One Prison Cell for Another

Suboxone seemed like a get-out-of-jail-free card, the answer to my opiate addiction. Instead, I had a new ten-year addiction, complete with thinning hair and lost motivation.

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