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Are These Fifteen Behaviors Addictions or Compulsions?

By Chris Bisogni

The word "addiction" gets thrown around a lot these days—anything from sex to eating dirt—but what's the difference between an actual addiction and a compulsive behavior? MORE  

Exaggerating the Risk of Drugs Harms Us All

By Maia Szalavitz

Doing drugs can be plenty harmful. The same goes for other activities, from big wave surfing to heli-skiing. But our tendency to overestimate the risks of drugs hampers our ability to tackle addiction. MORE  

The $75-an-Hour Sponsor

By Lou Stein

When I was newly sober, a shrink gave me his business card at a meeting. And taught me how not to work the AA program. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 8, 2013

By The Fix staff

Toy company owner charged with drug money laundering, binge eating disorder is made official, and Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans speaks about her heroin addiction. MORE  

Will Gaming Addiction Become Official?

By Valerie Tejeda

Experts hope the new DSM will recognize the increasingly common disorder. MORE  

Being a Bipolar Addict

By Nic Sheff

Bipolar disorder may be trendy today, but it wasn’t when I was first diagnosed. And my unwillingness to accept my condition made it harder to get sober. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 29, 2012

By May Wilkerson

PepsiCo to produce Russian booze drinks, drunk girls wreak as much havoc as boys, and Michael Lohan says Lindsay was high on SNL. MORE  

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