Join the Fix Twitter Chat Today!

Join the Fix Twitter Chat Today!

By The Fix staff 09/12/12

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.

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How can the media do better in its portrayal of addiction and recovery? Some celebrities set great examples and some don't—but how much should we care? How damaging is the glamorized image of the addicted "tortured artist"?

These are just a few of the questions we'll be addressing in our Twitter chat today (September 12), from 3-4 pm EST—co-hosted by our friends at Phoenix House. Taking part is easy: just log on to Twitter on the day and search for our new chat-specific hashtag—#popchat. Tweet your answers to the questions posed by @_TheFix and @PhoenixHouse—if you don't follow them yet, do it now!—and make sure to include #popchat in every tweet you send.

Our guests will include psychiatrist and author Dr. John Sharp (click on any of these names to follow them on Twitter), former White House drug policy advisor Kevin SabetFox entertainment reporter Courtney Friel and sober coach Patty Powers of Relapse—as well as Phoenix House CEO Howard Meitiner and Fix contributors like Nic Sheff, Amy DresnerJeff Deeney and Jennifer Matesa. They'll be joined by many other experts, journalists and representatives of organizations like the Partnership at DrugFree.org and VisionsTeen. Your ever-faithful Fix staff—including Mike GuyAnna DavidWill GodfreyHunter SlatonMay Wilkerson and Joe Schrank—will be chipping in too. See you there! 

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