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Six Psych Wards, One Woman

By Sadie Long

Where to go—and where not to go—should you have a psychotic episode in or around New York City. 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  

Video: Man Downs 40 Jägerbombs in Six Minutes

By Bryan Le

A reckless casino winner blows his winnings on 40 shots of Jäger, only to lose it all in the bar sink. MORE  

The Fix's #Rxchat Pops the Big Questions

By Bryan Le

Our debate on what to do about America's pill problem, co-hosted by Phoenix House, was just what the doctor ordered. MORE  

Can This High-Tech Pill Dispenser Curb Addiction?

By Bryan Le

The tamper-free "MedVault" only dispenses pills at a pharmacist's orders. Can it prevent abuse? MORE  

DSM-5 Gets It Right, But…

By Anna Lembke

The new spectrum approach to substance use disorder will improve diagnoses. But the revision could have gone even further in keeping up with the data. MORE  

What Makes a Mean Drunk?

By May Wilkerson

An inability to predict the consequences of your actions makes you a meaner drunk, a study shows. MORE  

Addicts in Mass Break-Out From Vietnam Rehab

By Fionna Agomuoh

The 96 escapees, armed with kitchen knives, aren't the first to bust out of Vietnam's compulsory, abusive rehabs. MORE  

Celebrity Roundup: March 9, 2012

By Sam Lansky

Demi Lovato talks candidly about her bulimia struggles, Demi Moore's daughter endorses Adderall and Lindsay Lohan is accused of plastic surgery addiction. MORE  

Tiny Town's Massive Drug Meltdown

By McCarton Ackerman

Almost half the 480 residents of Canada's Cat Lake are reportedly hooked on prescription pills. MORE  

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