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Beware the Legal Status of a Criminal Confession in AA

AA encourages members to admit their wrongs, past and present. But are the rooms of recovery as sacred as a church's confessional booth? By Kathleen Phalen Tomaselli READ MORE  

Beware the Legal Status of a Criminal Confession in AA

AA encourages members to admit their wrongs, past and present. But are the rooms of recovery as sacred as a church's confessional booth? By Kathleen Phalen Tomaselli READ MORE  

Keeping It Up in the Porn Industry

To make it in the porn industry, male performers juice up on ED meds. Many end up dependent on them—and some end up in the emergency room. By Tracy Clark-Flory READ MORE  

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Turns out Fix columnist Amy Dresner had a pretty supportive Dad throughout her addiction and recovery. MORE  

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By Mary Killian

As he shut the door, I smelled the faint whiff of cooked cocaine. I knew it, I thought to myself. It felt like I'd just won a prize. MORE  

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Portrait of Recovery: Bill Clegg's 90 Days

By Mike Guy

With his dazzling memoir, 90 Days, the literary wunderkind discovers that hitting rock bottom can be the easiest part of addiction. The tricky part is staying sober. MORE  

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These Common Drug Cocktails are Lethal

By Jacqueline Detwiler

Lots of drugs, illegal or not, are lethal on their own. But mixing more than one can often (unexpectedly) kill you much faster. The Fix presents some matches made in Hell. MORE  

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Should U.S. Rehabs Follow the Beraca Model?

By Romina Mazzaferri

Beraca Centers are successfully applying a combo of new and age-old techniques to combat addiction. Here is one man's story. MORE  

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Why SMART Recovery® Will Never Replace Alcoholics Anonymous

By Matthew Leichter

Five reasons why SMART Recovery® will never push out AA as the main model of recovery, despite higher success rates. MORE  

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The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

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What is actually in synthetic weed? You'll be surprised. What is the high like? More surprise. Is it worth it? Read on. MORE  

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Normies React to the 12 Steps

By Juliet Abram

"I think admitting to having a problem in general is the right first step, but to admit powerlessness is unhealthy. .. I think admitting powerlessness is more harmful because it doesn't help. Admitting that you want and need help is more useful after admittance." MORE  

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Byron Katie's Solution to Your Turmoil—Work It!

By Cathy Cassata

In the words of the renowned Katie, “I didn’t quit drinking; I did "The Work," and drinking, drugs, compulsive eating, smoking, anger, depression, sorrow, fear, all quit me.” MORE  

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MTV's Out-There Teen Mom Star Now Talks Sober

By McCarton Ackerman

Amber Portwood is returning to Teen Mom at two years sober and after prison — and looking to open her own rehab. She's a lesson in growing up and moving forward. MORE  

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How Obamacare Is Killing AA’s Membership

By Matthew Leichter

Under Obamacare, insurance will only pay for evidence-based treatment. Consequently, rehabs are eliminating 12-step groups in favor of harm reduction and other statistically strong methods. MORE  

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Insurers Balk at Funding Addiction Treatment

By Christen McCurdy

Taxpayers fund the lion's share of addiction treatment—79.2%, or $22.2 billion—but private insurers avoid helping with the tab, often using denial tactics.   MORE  

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Teens Who Get Drunk Sooner Are More Likely To Become Heavy Drinkers

A new research study has concluded that teens who abuse alcohol earlier in life have more chance of becoming alcoholic.

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Heroin Easier to Get than Wine and Cheaper than Beer in PA

Bags of dope are being sold for as little as $5 in the Keystone State.

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson No-Shows for Hearing In Award-Winning Drug Case

Michael Brown's killer has been on administrative leave and has no intentions of showing up for any cases this year.

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Colorado Issues New Regulations for Marijuana Industry

The new regulations will equalize THC levels in edibles and restrict cultivation, and that has some store owners worried.

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California's Fair Sentencing Act Makes All Crack Crimes Equal

California has put into law a bill that will equalize sentences for crack and powder cocaine offenders.

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Suboxone: Trading One Prison Cell for Another

Suboxone seemed like a get-out-of-jail-free card, the answer to my opiate addiction. Instead, I had a new ten-year addiction, complete with thinning hair and lost motivation.

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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