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A Look at the Myth of Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

By Remi L. Roy

Are rock stars really the drugged-out partiers we think they are, or are they just trying to boost sales with an image? MORE  

DEA Downplays Krokodil Sightings

By Shawn Dwyer

As media hysteria grows, the drug agency tries to tamp down reports of the infamous flesh-eating synthetic heroin infesting the U.S. MORE  

Do TV's Drunk Dads Give Fatherhood a Bad Rap?

By Bryan Le

A parenting website says there's nothing funny about portraying dads as drunk, lazy buffoons. MORE  

Anti-Booze Laws Fuel Turkish Protests

By Tony O’Neill

The Turkish Prime Minister's strict new alcohol laws are seen by protesters as symptoms of creeping autocracy. MORE  

Amanda Bynes: "I Have an Eating Disorder"

By McCarton Ackerman

The former Nickolodeon star says the media has exacerbated her body issues. MORE  

Fix Columnist Maia Szalavitz Wins Media Award

By May Wilkerson

Szalavitz is tapped by uber-brainiac group for her outstanding addiction journalism. MORE  

Join the Fix Twitter Chat Today!

By The Fix staff

Log on to Twitter at 3pm EST today to take part in a #popchat on media, celebrity, addiction and recovery, co-hosted with Phoenix House. MORE  

Teens Promote Sobriety With New Fashion Line

By Bryan Le

The young founders of "Party Sober" clothing hope to demonstrate that sobriety can be cool, they tell The Fix. MORE  

Next Week: Join Our Twitter Chat on Celebs and Addiction

By The Fix staff

Clear September 12, 3–4 pm EST in your diary and get ready to tweet your thoughts in our #popchat. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 1, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Drunk drivers in DC will face harsher penalties, TV addiction may boost diabetes risk in seniors, and Dennis Hopper's son is accused of drugged rape. MORE  

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Toys "R" Us Sells ‘Breaking Bad’ Figurines That Come With Bags of Meth, Cash

A Florida mother and fan of the show has started a campaign to have the toy store chain remove the figures from their shelves.

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California Docs Face Mandatory Drug Testing If Prop 46 Passes

Opponents claim that the drug testing provision is to disguise the true nature of the proposition—raising the cap on non-economic damages for lawsuits.

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Facebook Slams DEA Over Creating Fake Profiles

The social media giant ordered the DEA to comply with their Terms of Use policy and stop creating fake accounts to catch drug dealers.

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