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Morning Roundup: February 18, 2013

By The Fix staff

Israel fights eating disorders, a new medicine could "sober you up in seconds," and country singer Mindy McCready found dead at 37. MORE  

My Mind’s Playing Tricks on Me

By Carlos Herrera

It's one thing to realize that you have a self-destructive brain. It's quite another to learn how to not react to it. MORE  

When Friends Relapse

By Laura Barcella

It’s not easy to watch the people you’ve been sober with decide to leave. But I’ve learned to not make it any harder on myself. MORE  

David Bowie Wishes He Never Did Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

The rock icon says he ignored advice not to do drugs—and it nearly killed him. MORE  

Video: "Muslim Patrol" Harasses Boozing Brits

By Bryan Le

Hooded men patrol London, hounding drinkers and women in the name of Islamic law. MORE  

When Addiction Is the Punchline

By McCarton Ackerman

Anthony Kalloniatis' zany comic persona hid a secret life of meth, booze, blackouts—and enough arrests to secure regular invites to cop parties.  MORE  

My Sober New Year's Eve

By Carlos Herrera

I'm happy I know how to turn down my drinking buddies on the biggest partying night of the year. But that doesn't mean it's always easy. MORE  

The Trials of Pat O'Brien

By Anna David

Pat O’Brien rose to the top as a sportscaster and entertainment reporter before weathering a very public scandal. Now he’s one of sobriety’s greatest advocates. MORE  

Manhattan Socialite "Choked" Her Sober Coach

By McCarton Ackerman

A real estate heiress is being sued for beating up the woman paid to help her with her "issues." MORE  

Meet the World's Most Famous Interventionist

By Sacha Z. Scoblic

In her seven years on Intervention, Candy Finnigan has seen it all. In this exclusive interview, she explains how her own intervention brought her to where she is today. MORE  

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