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Robert Downey, Jr. to Produce Rehab Drama for Showtime

By Shawn Dwyer

The A-list star and recovering addict will presumably draw from his own experiences for the series. MORE  

New ABC Drama ‘Black Box’ Tackles Addiction

By Shawn Dwyer

Kelly Reilly plays a world-renowned neuroscientist with bipolar disorder who gets off on skipping her meds. MORE  

Ibogaine Hits Mainstream TV

By Brent McCluskey

In a recent episode of the CIA drama Homeland, a character withdrew from heroin addiction with the use of ibogaine, and the depiction was surprisingly accurate. The Fix digs a little deeper. MORE  

The First (Decent) Sober Sitcom to Hit Prime Time

By William Georgiades

Anna Faris will play a newly sober parent in Mom, prime time's first ever sobriety-themed sitcom. MORE  

Breaking Bad Actors Inspired by Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

The show's leading men channel their troubled pasts into their drug-abusing characters. MORE  

Her Strange Addiction: Eating Dirt

By Fionna Agomuoh

A My Strange Addiction star tells of how producers played her habit for the cameras—and the toll it's taken on her health. MORE  

Video: TV Dramas Match Real US Drug Use

By McCarton Ackerman

Researchers find that TV reflects public opinion on drugs, mostly avoiding stereotypes about users and dealers. MORE  

Is Alcoholism Evolving on TV?

By May Wilkerson

Mad Men is a stylish example of a new trend that updates old stereotypes of problem drinking on the small screen. MORE  

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