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Sober St. Patty's Day Goes Global

By Ben Feuerherd

From NYC to Belfast, booze-free events aim to "reclaim the true spirit" of the holiday, the founder tells The Fix. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 8, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

The Balkans are a drug trafficking hub, Methadone death spurs investigation, and Olympic skier Bode Miller is a "drunk yacht-dweller." MORE  

Photographer Brings Mongolian Addicts to Light

By Ben Feuerherd

Mikel Aristregi documents homeless addicts in Ulan Bator, where the cold forces them underground. MORE  

Alcohol Is World's Third Leading Cause of Illness

By Valerie Tejeda

Booze causes 5.5% of global injury and disease, even though only 40% of people drink. MORE  

Alcohol Counseling Helps Domestic Abusers Recover

By Valerie Tejeda

Men in treatment for abusive behavior could benefit from alcohol therapy, a study finds. MORE  

Booze Blamed for One in 30 Cancer Deaths

By Valerie Tejeda

Even light drinking can significantly boost cancer risk, a study finds. MORE  

How Prisoners Make Moonshine

By Seth Ferranti

Alcohol helps to send millions of Americans to prison, but you'd think it would be hard to keep drinking once you got there. Not so, inmates explain to The Fix. MORE  

Mindy McCready Involuntarily Admitted to Rehab

By McCarton Ackerman

The country singer spiraled into substance abuse following her husband's recent suicide. MORE  

How Early Heavy Drinking Hurts the Brain

By Valerie Tejeda

Visual learning and memory are affected long-term. But researchers don't recommend raising the legal drinking age. MORE  

Sobriety Suits Tim McGraw

By Ben Feuerherd

The country singer says he quit booze five years ago in order to become a better dad. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

Dog helps police bust drug dealer owner, drunk Flybe pilot arrested before flying plane, and respected softball coach caught with crack cocaine.

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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.

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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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