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Can Benzos Lead to Alzheimer's?

By Paul Gaita

A new study published in the British Medical Journal has drawn the link, though not without controversy. MORE  

How to Handle Panic Attacks

By Sue Smith

It figures: I get clean and start having crazy anxiety attacks. But here are some sobriety-friendly remedies. MORE  

Addiction's Shrinking Gender Gap

By Kelly Bourdet

All over the world, women have always had lower rates of addiction than men. But when women gain more rights as nations grow richer, they begin to catch up; in one drug type, they're already ahead. MORE  

These Common Drug Cocktails are Lethal

By Jacqueline Detwiler

Lots of drugs, illegal or not, are lethal on their own. But mixing more than one can often (unexpectedly) kill you much faster. The Fix presents some matches made in Hell. MORE  

UK Docs Sued by Benzo Patients

By Valerie Tejeda

A flood of legal cases from tranquilizer addicts is anticipated. MORE  

Killer Pills! America's Deadliest Health Crisis

By Kevin Gray

For the past 100 years, car crashes have been the nation's leading cause of accidental death. Now, for the first time, more Americans die from prescription pills—including ten very popular meds. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

Hospitals Keep Running Out of Drugs, California's Smoking Rate Hits Record Lows, and the Pros and Cons of Benzodiazepines. MORE  

How to Break Out of a Blackout: A Detox 411

By Dr. Scott Bienenfeld

Once you're In the middle of a full-blown four-day bender, stopping cold turkey can endanger your life. So how do you revert from insane over-indulgence to some semblance of sobriety? Our resident doctor's five-step guide offers some useful tips. MORE  

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Numerous Marijuana Grow Operations Raided In Colorado

Despite marijuana being legal, people are still getting busted in Colorado.

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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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Scott Phillips: You Are What You—

Last February, my oldest friend died of a heroin overdose at the age of 49. He beat me to recovery, and he beat me to death. He also gave a final, drug-alogue interview on my radio show 20 hours before he died.

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