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Discredited Author James Frey Lands Huge Film Deal

By Shawn Dwyer

Recovering addict and professional fibber James Frey will now publish a Hunger Games-style YA series complete with movie and gaming rights. MORE  

Mary Karr Names Names

By Nina Puro

A quarter-century of sobriety has filled the Liars' Club author with candor. She proves it by treating The Fix to her unfiltered views on David Foster Wallace, Dr. Drew, James Frey and much more. MORE  

The Fauxcoholic

By Randi Newton

Why on Earth do some people pretend to be alcoholics? MORE  

The Book on Drugs

By Tony O'Neill

JR Helton hates literary writers, recovery memoirs, and everything he learned when getting his MFA. But he loves drugs and has written a magnificent book about them. MORE  

The Case Against James Frey

By Maia Szalavitz

Oprah may have finally forgiven him, but Maia Szalavitz argues that the author of A Million Little Pieces owes his fellow addicts a big apology. MORE  

James Frey's Never-Ending Soap Oprah

By Benjamin Fairway

Five years ago, Oprah Winfrey nearly drove the much-maligned author of A Million Little Pieces to drink. He recently went back on her show for a re-match. But The Fix got to him first. MORE  

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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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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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