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The Failure of Catch and Release Drug Treatment Court

By Ellen Sousares

My son's experience of drug treatment court highlights a system that misunderstands addict psychology with fatal results. MORE  

The Brilliant Diary of Mary Rose, Truthteller

By Jessica Willis

An addict youth's tell-all for a new generation from Legs Mcneil and Gillian McCain. “I think for parents who actually talk to their kids, this book is a great conversation starter. For parents who don’t talk to their kids, this is going to be a time bomb.”  MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 13, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Ernest Hemingway imagined Marlene Dietrich 'drunk and naked,' Conrad Murray practices medicine again, drunk groom escorted off plane, and drunk man wanders Alabama store with gun. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 5, 2013

By The Fix staff

FDA approves new drug to treat opioid addiction, MLB umpire fired over failed drug test, and a Wisconsin dad faces deportation for smoking pot as a teenager. MORE  

James Gandolfini, An Impossible Act to Follow

By McCarton Ackerman

The much-loved Sopranos star dies of a heart attack at 51, after a celebrated career and a history of drug problems and sobriety. MORE  

Coffee's Energy Boost Is a Sign That You're Addicted

By McCarton Ackerman

Caffeine's "pick-me-up" could just be the body fighting withdrawal, according to a new study. MORE  

Cameron Douglas Writes from Prison, Demanding Change

By Victoria Kim

Michael Douglas' son, incarcerated for drug crimes, slams the system for its treatment of addicts. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 29, 2013

By Victoria Kim

There are now over 280 "legal highs" in Europe, "innocent" Arizona woman held in Mexico on drug smuggling charges, and marijuana gardens linked to owl deaths. MORE  

Record MDMA User Took "40,000 Ecstasy Tablets"

By Bryan Le

Doctors say "Mr. A" now suffers memory loss as a result of his long-term, heavy MDMA use. MORE  

What Drives Some Addicts to Violence?

By Jeff Deeney

The "junkie Bonnie and Clyde" who caused carnage in New Jersey recently aimed to "go out with a bang." But stories like theirs are atypical; can we ever anticipate them? MORE  

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