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Habit or Addiction—Who Decides?

By Jeanene Swanson

Most of what we call addictions these days are simply behaviors that get reinforced and lead to adverse consequences. MORE  

California Chips Away at the Stigma of Addiction

By Meghan Ralston

Some people may never stop using drugs, but they also never stop being human beings. MORE  

New Study Disproves So-Called 'Cross-Addiction' Myth

By Victoria Kim

People who overcome one addiction are less prone to developing another. MORE  

So You Thought You Could Get Off Suboxone?

By Dawn Roberts

Why is there no official medical protocol to detox addicts off of Suboxone? The Fix goes to the pharmaceutical companies for answers. MORE  

Mork and Me

By Amy Dresner

Can you ever get better when your career is based on being ill? Fix columnist Amy Dresner on being bipolar, an addict and a comedian. MORE  

The Science of Nicotine Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson

There are 50 million nicotine addicts in the US, and one in five deaths results from smoking. According to the CDC, smoking is still the leading preventable cause of death. Here's why it is so hard to kick, and the treatments. MORE  

Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

By Bryan Le

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an. MORE  

Rehab Clinics Say Smartphones Can Exacerbate Addictions

By McCarton Ackerman

Smartphones have made scoring drugs or delving into porn easier, while making recovery harder. MORE  

Daddy's Girl

By Hal Dresner and Amy Dresner

Turns out Fix columnist Amy Dresner had a pretty supportive Dad throughout her addiction and recovery. MORE  

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