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An Addict's Dilemma: AA or NA?

By Zachary Siegel

My five years as a junkie was a mass of contradictions. Today, over a year clean, life can still be that way.  MORE  

Bill W. and Dr. Bob Opens Tonight in NYC

By Hunter R. Slaton

The cast and crew tell The Fix why this production of the story of AA's founding is unique. MORE  

Exaggerating the Risk of Drugs Harms Us All

By Maia Szalavitz

Doing drugs can be plenty harmful. The same goes for other activities, from big wave surfing to heli-skiing. But our tendency to overestimate the risks of drugs hampers our ability to tackle addiction. MORE  

Down and Out in the Rooms

By Jimmy Long

"No matter how far down the scale we have gone." I was homeless when I came to AA and the experience helped other homeless men to get sober. MORE  

Where to Draw the Line When Helping Newcomers in AA

By Sue Smith

We want to give back. But service can veer into unhealthy—or downright dangerous—territory. How far is too far? Here's how some of us have handled sticky situations. MORE  

Carrie Fisher Nods to Addiction at Daytime Emmys

By May Wilkerson

The Star Wars actress recalls her druggy past while presenting an award to her former director. MORE  

AA's Culture Clash: NYC vs. LA

By Blake Nelson

Having come into the rooms in New York, LA meetings first struck me as a jarring mixture of birthday cakes, random venues and star vehicles. It took a while to stop worrying and learn to drink the Kool-Aid. MORE  

AA Celebrates Its 78th Birthday

By Benjamin Aldo

Since Dr. Bob Smith's last drink on June 10, 1935, AA has grown from two members to more than 2 million. MORE  

Map: Is Alcoholics Anonymous Mainly for the Rich?

By Ben Feuerherd

This color-coded map of Brooklyn shows much higher access to AA meetings in wealthier neighborhoods. MORE  

Whither the Grapevine?

By Meg Williams

The rise of digital media has presented the print publishing industry with daunting challenges. AA’s Grapevine is by no means immune. MORE  

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N.J. Internet Gambling Addiction Is Subject of Rutgers Study

Concerned about the impact of internet gambling, Rutgers will examine who, how, and why people become addicted.

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British Teen Petitions Government to Tackle 'Thinspiration' Blogs

Diagnosed with anorexia, 18-year-old Alice Taylor has recovered from her eating disorder and wants help educating others about the disease.

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Fraternity Suspended After Date-Rape Drug Accusations

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Brown University has been suspended after two students claimed they were drugged and sexually assaulted.

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Former Soldier Re-Enlists to Fight Addiction in the Military

Frank Greenagel has returned to active duty in order to wage war against the growing scourge of drug addiction in the military.

10/30/14 1:00pm
Kentucky Teens Impacted By Drug Abuse Eligible For College Scholarship

Once again, the Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship and the Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to high school students affected by drugs.

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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