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Walking Drunk: The Perils of Sobriety In The Zombie Apocalpyse

By Neville Elder

In honor of the fifth season premiere of The Walking Dead this Sunday, here are some tips on how to survive the zombie apocalypse, one day at a time. MORE  

Hollywood, Addiction and Recovery - An Insider's View

By John Lavitt

Norman Stephens produced such recovery-focused movies as My Name is Bill W and My Name is Sarah. He tells The Fix about his interest in portraying recovery, and how Hollywood's attitudes about addiction have changed over the last few decades. MORE  

Our Top 10 "Just Say No" TV Specials

By McCarton Ackerman

In the '80s a flurry of cheesy after-school specials appeared on network television, designed to curb kids' enthusiasm for drugs. The Fix presents a hard-to-forget collection of clips. MORE  

Lois Wilson, My Hero

By Malina Saval

Al-Anon's founder—the wife of Bill Wilson—transcends a made-for-TV movie I saw recently. She helped to transform my family for the better. MORE  

Taylor Armstrong Blogs About Her Drinking Problem

By Valerie Tejeda

The Real Housewives star admits to "self-medicating" with booze after her husband's suicide. 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  

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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Forget all the great performances or the summer blockbusters, Robert Downey Jr.'s father is proudest of his sobriety.

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Morning Roundup: Nov. 26, 2014

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