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Cobain, Unforgotten

By Jaime Neptune

Kurt Cobain died 20 years ago this week—just before the internet became a part of our daily lives. Yet here I am, still clacking away my grief online. MORE  

How I Became a Master Thespian Via a Sober Acting Program

By Suzy PetchEam as told to Kate Schmier

I moved to New York to study acting—that's when I started using drugs, eventually working my way up to heroin. But thanks to a sober acting program, I am finally thriving after 15 years of addiction. MORE  

Hollywood, Addiction and Recovery - An Insider's View

By John Lavitt

Norman Stephens produced such recovery-focused movies as My Name is Bill W and My Name is Sarah. He tells The Fix about his interest in portraying recovery, and how Hollywood's attitudes about addiction have changed over the last few decades. MORE  

The Power of Positive Singing

By Joseph Tejeda

How church music helped me—and others—beat addiction MORE  

The Sober Man Behind Iron Man

By Maggie Serota

The former Invincible Iron Man writer Matt Fraction speaks with The Fix about how recovery and sobriety affected his creativity and characters. MORE  

10 (More) of the Greatest Songs About Recovery

By McCarton Ackerman

We gave our picks for the 10 greatest songs about recovery back in 2012 and you’ve given us plenty of feedback since. Here is our second take on the subject, from the iconic to the obscure. MORE  

From The Crips to the Church

By McCarton Ackerman

A former addict, Crip, robber and pimp, Bishop Ron Gibson found sobriety through God. Now he's helping others do the same. MORE  

Self-Help Gets Its Comeuppance

By Meg Williams

She surveyed the landscape of our culture's addiction to self-help. Now Jessica Lamb-Shapiro talks to The Fix about her new book Promise Land, and why the story of self improvement is so personal to her. MORE  

Movie Review: American Hustle

By Kristen McGuiness

For a movie about drug hustle set in the 70s, there is almost no cocaine to be seen. But beneath the perms and leisure suits lies something truly human. MORE  

Scott Stapp Celebrating Sobriety ‘With Arms Wide Open’

By McCarton Ackerman

Creed's lead singer on sobriety, his arrests, his near death experience and staying sober on the road MORE  

Artie Lange Shows How To Recover After ‘Crash And Burn’

By McCarton Ackerman

Artie Lange talks to The Fix about surviving heroin addiction, a suicide attempt and Howard Stern MORE  

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California Moves To Clean Up Medical Pot Business

Fifteen years after its initial passage, California's medical marijuana law remains a headache for state politicians.

4/23/14 7:30pm
Michigan Debates Controversial Roadside Saliva Tests for Weed

Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana opponents and even law enforcement officials have criticized the method being proposed for testing levels of THC.

4/23/14 5:30pm
Methadone Clinics Shuttered In Crimea After Russian Takeover

Following the annexation of the region, Russia dealt a devastating blow to addicts by banning methadone treatment.

4/23/14 3:30pm
Cattle-Worming Drug Found In British Cocaine

Authorities issued an alert saying 80 percent of cocaine seized in the UK has been cut with Levamisole, a cattle deworming drug that allegedly rots human skin.

4/23/14 1:00pm
Former NBA Star Chris Herren Raises Money For Recovery

By finishing the Boston Marathon, Harren took another big step in his own recovery from opiate addiction while also raising funds to help others like him.

4/23/14 10:30am

Rehabilitation Directories

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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Read The Fix for insightful articles about alcohol and drugs in pop culture. Our Arts & Culture section features interviews with celebrities who have dealt with alcohol or drug addiction, reviews on addiction-related books and entertainment, news about the latest celebrity drug abuse scandals and more.