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David Sheff’s Addiction Manifesto

By Will Godfrey

In an exclusive interview, the acclaimed author of Beautiful Boy and Clean expounds on the disease model, AA and the recovery movement, the failures of US addiction treatment and drug policy—and our reasons for optimism. MORE  

The Words That Shake the Barley

By Hallie Hart Hodenfield

First he drank so much he had to write a memoir. Then he sobered up so much, he had to write about his childhood. Colin Broderick tells The Fix about Northern Ireland, moms and, of course, drinking.  MORE  

Lawrence Block: One Case at a Time

By Samuel Reaves Slaton

Sober crime writer Lawrence Block's greatest creation may be Matthew Scudder, a PI who trades booze for AA meetings; Liam Neeson is shooting the role for a movie. Block tells The Fix about his life and work. MORE  

Too Drunk to Rock?

By Maggie Serota

One day you're drunk, the next you're sober. But the songs remain the same: Here are 10 I love to listen to with new ears. MORE  

Legends in the Rooms: Chuck C.

By Daniel Isanov

We're All God's Kids: A New Pair of Glasses helped to define what AA was really about.  MORE  

10 Fabulous Vintage Drug Songs

By Tony O'Neill

If you think great songs about the highs or horrors of drugs began in the rock 'n' roll era, think again. The likes of Cab Calloway, the Ink Spots and Fats Waller were way ahead of the game. MORE  

It's a Brutiful Life

By Rachel Kramer Bussel

Renowned Momastery blogger Glennon Doyle Melton applies her distinctive honesty to her new book, Carry on Warrior. She talks to The Fix about alcoholism, motherhood, bulimia and critics. MORE  

The 10 Strangest Drugs in Fiction

By Samuel Reaves Slaton

The real world's got nothing on the invented substances found in the trippiest works of literature, like A Clockwork Orange, The Lord of the Rings and Infinite Jest. MORE  

The 10 Best Addiction Novels

By Anna Davies

There are numerous examples of classic fiction—from Burroughs to Selby and Thompson—that focus on addiction. Here are our top 10 contemporary favorites that are (somewhat) off the beaten path. MORE  

Inside the Mind of an Alcoholic

By Heather King

Ann Leary's The Good House is narrated by an adorable boozer in deep denial. The Fix's Heather King catches up with her old friend and talks sobriety, relapse, interventions and—what else?—being an adorable boozer deep in denial. MORE  

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Study Describes E-Cigarettes as Gateway To Illegal Drugs

A pair of scientists claimed in the New England Journal of Medicine that electronic cigarettes can alter brain chemistry like cocaine.

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Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

This is the second time the Olympic star has been busted for driving under the influence.

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America Consumes 80% of the World's Prescription Painkillers

Though ranking 24th in literacy and dead last among developed nations in healthcare, the U.S. is number one when it comes to taking prescription drugs.

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Student Athletes In Oregon Demand School Drug Testing

In a surprising turn, students in one Oregon school district actually want to get tested for drugs.

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Son Of Cartel Leader Faces Life In Prison On Drug Charges

Serafin Zambada, son of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, could face life in prison.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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