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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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Morning Roundup: Nov. 26, 2014

CNN anchor Don Lemon causes stir with marijuana comments, Shia LeBeouf doing well (so far) in rehab, and drunk cop fires weapon at another off-duty cop.

7:00am
Lady Gaga Credits Elton John With Curbing Her Pot Addiction

Though she still partakes every now and then, Lady Gaga thanks the Rocket Man for being the "soberest" she has been in years.

11/25/14 7:30pm
Bill Cosby Accused of Leaking Daughter’s Drug Abuse

Once again the Cos is the center of detestable accusations, and he's still not talking.

11/25/14 5:30pm
WHO Wants Expanded Access to Naloxone to Fight Overdoses

With worldwide overdoses on the rise, the World Health Organization laid out guidelines for countries to expand access to the lifesaving antidote.

11/25/14 3:30pm
LSD Can Permanently Stop 'End-of-Life' Anxiety in Terminally Ill Patients

The results of the first therapeutic study in 40 years saw a marked difference in subjects receiving a substantial dose of LSD.

11/25/14 1:00pm

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