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The Twelve Steps for Zombies

By Michael Showalter

Is it possible to live a program of recovery if you're not technically among the living? With these revised 12 Steps, it's worth a shot. MORE  

Ween Man Becomes Freeman

By Jessica Willis

Aaron Freeman, half of Ween, sobers up, grows up, and strikes out on his own. MORE  

Dharma Gets Punked

By Leonard Buschel

Author Noah Levine - the man behind the meditation group Dharma Punx - talks about Refuge Recovery, the 12 steps, and how you can be both atheist and Buddhist in The Fix Interview MORE  

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  

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The Quick Fix
Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an.

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Brain-Boosting 'Smart Drugs' On The Rise

With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal.

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New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.

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4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted Your Smartphone

Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again.

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Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem?

Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts.

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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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Celebrities and Drugs

Articles about Celebrity Drug Abuse and Recovery

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.