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Breaking Free from Sexual Abuse

By Tessa Stein

The man with pedophilic tendencies lures his prey not with candy so much as by offering a different kind of yearned-for sweetness. He chooses the child hungry for love. MORE  

Is Social Media Dependence a Mental Health Issue?

By Emma Stein

Selfie addiction or the inability to stop fishing for likes on Facebook may seem ridiculous, but could they actually be the new addictions of the 21st century? MORE  

The Dangers of Self-Medication

By Richard Zimmer

Trying to medicate your issues with alcohol or drugs may work in the short run, but you might be setting yourself up for an even worse problem. MORE  

Are Online Pharmacies Fueling the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic?

By Allison McCabe

The Ryan Haight Act of 2008 gave the DEA the power to prosecute and shut down illegal online pharmacies. So why are so many still in business? MORE  

Pro-Ana: ‘Thinspiration' and Social Media

By Salatha Helton

Is the ‘Pro-Ana’ phenomenon in social media a danger to the recovery process for anorexics? MORE  

The Effect of ObamaCare on Treatment

By Marissa Rosado

The Affordable Care Act has gotten a lot of attention since it was first introduced, but how does it change options for treating substance abuse? The Fix offers some practical information. MORE  

The 10 Craziest Athlete Excuses For Failed Drug Tests

By McCarton Ackerman

From conspiracy theories to all-night sex marathons, these star athletes were shameless in trying to escape their positive drug test results – and a few even managed to dodge the bullet. MORE  

The Rise of Peer-Based Naloxone Distribution Programs

By Tessie Castillo

Lawmakers are finally realizing that restricting access to naloxone is a bad idea; by extending the drug's availability to outreach workers, active drug users, and family members, we save lives. MORE  

Warning Signs: 5 Red Flags in Kids Who Are Susceptible to Addiction

By Marissa Rosado

Be sure your child isn't at risk for addictive behavior by keeping an eye out for these signs. MORE  

Nutrition and Recovery: How Healthy Eating Can Help You Stay Sober

By Jenny Smiechowski

Eating healthy, research shows, can go a long way toward helping you on the road to addiction recovery. MORE  

My Trip Through the Wilderness

By Katie Bernard

After trying everything else to help my son, we tried "wilderness therapy." The results were mixed, at best. MORE  

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Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Talks About Jerry Garcia’s Addiction

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Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose.

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Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

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DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

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While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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