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Morning Roundup: February 18, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Russell Brand talks Philip Seymour Hoffman, Silk Road 2.0 hacked for millions, drunk driver plows through two houses, and man punches friend to stop him from driving drunk. MORE  

How Addiction Treatment Killed Cory Monteith

By Maia Szalavitz

From his first rehab in his early teens to the intervention staged by Glee co-creater Ryan Murphy in March, the star was failed in every possible way by an abstinence-only recovery culture. MORE  

Steps Not Hugs!

By Maddy Demberg

Working the actual program of AA is far more effective than the touchy-feely hugging-it-out program I worked for years. MORE  

"Gruff Love" in AA vs. "Tough Love" in Rehab

By Maia Szalavitz

Some things done in 12-step meetings may be humiliating or hurtful—but when done in treatment programs, they're toxic to mental and physical health. The difference is about power. MORE  

Teens and Drugs: Helping Parents Chill Out

By Barry Lessin

A teen's drug use can cause parents to make bad decisions that damage their child. By tapping into what harm reduction and skilled parenting share, therapists can help parents to truly help. MORE  

Sobering Up and Firming Up

By James Graham

Murdering Mr. Softee: One man's trip from beating up gym equipment to Capoeira to surfing. MORE  

Amy Winehouse's Legacy

By McCarton Ackerman

Mitch Winehouse may have lost his daughter Amy to addiction, but as he tells The Fix, he's doing his best to prevent similar tragedies in other families. MORE  

Mitt Romney's Big Drug Problem

By Jed Bickman and Maia Szalavitz

What drug policy would Romney issue from the Oval Office? He's not saying. But his financial ties to the owners of teen rehabs infamous for abuse speak volumes of trouble. MORE  

What You Really Don't Know About Recovery

By Maia Szalavitz

Once an addict, always an addict. Hitting bottom. Tough love. These are only myths about beating addiction. Why can't we handle the truth? MORE  

Deadly Rehabs That Target Kids

By Maia Szalavitz

How "tough love" rehabs prey on desperate parents seeking help for addicted children. Plus: Four things every parent should do before sending a teen to treatment.  MORE  

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