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Artie Lange on Overcoming ‘Toughest’ of All Addictions – Heroin

TheFixlogoSince Artie Lange miraculously walked himself back from the edge of the abyss, he has been doing a lot of interviews about his life and new book. But there’s likely no more apt a place to find the one-time Howard Stern sidekick talking about his hard-fought recovery from heroin and other addictions than The Fix.

The website, which focuses on the issues of addiction and recovery, relaunched this week after taking a summer break. Overseeing these efforts is newly installed publisher and CEO Jay Levin, who previously founded LA Weekly.

The Fix plans to post at least five new features per week, along with a similar amount of personal essays and eight news items. Here’s Lange’s answer to the first question from The Fix contributor McCarton Ackerman – Where are you in your sobriety these days?:

“I’ve have had two relapses in the last 18 months, but have been clean for three months now. The last relapse was from painkillers I was taking for an injury. They were given to me by a doctor, but I didn’t take them as prescribed and finished a month’s prescription in about a day and a half. I got to a meeting and stopped myself, but I would definitely consider that to be a relapse.”

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RealTalk LA: New Magazine for the Masses from Jay Levin

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Jay Levin, founder of the LA Weekly, has a new mag he’s launching in April, if the Craigslist ad is to be believed. RealTalk LA promises to be:

RealTalk LA was born to serve ALL of LA. There is an obvious need for a quality magazine with a multicultural focus and relevant editorial for individuals who want to know and share in the larger community they are inhabiting. These individuals, of all backgrounds, define themselves very differently from the audience of most city publications.

LAObserved has the whole press kit and kaboodle, although you have to wonder at a PR firm that ignores FBLA. Maybe they’re trying to keep this news secret.

Levin’s also a big Trader Joe’s fan, according to his profile. So, he’s got the pulse of the city right off the bat, we’d say.