In an exclusive interview with The Fix, the acclaimed author of Beautiful Boy and Clean expounds on the disease model, AA and the recovery movement, the failures of US addiction treatment and drug policy—and our reasons for optimism...
"Sex addiction has become a convenient excuse for almost anything bad associated with sex," responds one psychologist.
A prisoner explains how inmates can make a killing selling tobacco for up to 120X its worth.
A video of an astonishing ear-drinking stunt goes viral. But is it even possible?
The all-star pitcher recalls getting "blitzed" after the Mets' historic 1986 World Series win.
Men are more likely to purge or abuse laxatives as a response to sexual harassment, a study finds.
First he drank so much he had to write a memoir. Then he sobered up so much, he had to write about his childhood. Colin Broderick tells The Fix about Northern Ireland, moms and, of course, drinking.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and I hope that this can be a time when mothers are honest with themselves and others about support that they may need. Mothers have unique challenges that can exacerbate drinking issues in those with a predisposition. read more
The band announces that Jeff Hanneman died from cirrhosis, not from a spider bite.
Los Zetas drug cartel throws childrens' parties, China pledges to step up drug war efforts, and NY cops make accidental tomato crop bust.
From the failure to pass along a warning, to chasing the suspects, to shooting one of their own, to allowing a suspect to escape -- then shooting him as he lay unarmed and wounded rather than capture and interrogate him -- law enforcement performed per usual in Boston. And how about those girls remaining hidden for ten years blocks from where they were snatched? read more
President Evo Morales tries to prove the infamous plant can be put to wholesome use.
Anna Faris will play a newly sober parent in Mom, prime time's first ever sobriety-themed sitcom.
Texting while driving is now the leading cause of traffic deaths among teens, a study shows.
Fall Out Boy's bassist says he got addicted to Xanax and Klonopin after his divorce.
It's hard to imagine a greater loss. But bereaved mothers all over the US—like these four—are bravely campaigning for change, to prevent others from suffering the same.
A Sacramento smoker is so desperate to quit, she lands herself in jail...on purpose.
Habitual pot smokers are at no greater risk for lung cancer than light tokers, a study finds.
The former Peanuts voice is sent to drug treatment to serve his one-year sentence for stalking.