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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  

Kristen Johnston: I Ain't No Miss Sobriety

By Kristen Johnston

What happens after you write a bestselling memoir about recovery? The author of Guts (and star of The Exes) is discovering it's hard to keep it simple when you're a sober superhero. MORE  

Revealed: The Original Artwork of Kurt Cobain

By Cole Louison

Exactly 18 years after the suicide of Kurt Cobain, The Fix unveils five of his original artworks. A dark look into the mind of a tortured heroin addict, they're also ground zero in a battle between Cobain's widow and his publishing company. MORE  

The Fix TV: Kristen Johnston Reads From "Guts"

By The Fix staff

The Third Rock From the Sun actress selects another harrowing chapter from her new memoir, "Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster." MORE  

Whitney Houston Drowned, Cocaine Was a Factor

By Valerie Tejeda

The coroner's report found a pharmacopeia of substances in the singers blood, including cocaine, Xanax, marijuana, Benadryl and a muscle relaxant. MORE  

Breaking Bad: The Second Coming of Abel Ferrara

By Luke Walker

The decadent director of Bad Lieutenant and King of New York was brought down by his own dark habits. Now he's a year sober and shooting a hot new film. MORE  

A 12-Step Murder Mystery

By Sam Lansky

Meet the author of The Next Right Thing, an effusively praised new novel that uses the recovery world as a backdrop for murder. MORE  

Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

By Sam Lansky

While Whitney Houston's death was devastating, the truth of the matter is that we had already lost her long ago. MORE  

The Truth About Whitney Houston and Xanax

By Walter Armstrong

A lethal combination of benzos and booze may have killed Whitney Houston. Is one of the most over-prescribed (and profitable) drugs in America really that dangerous? MORE  

Whitney Houston: A Life in Pictures

By Alison Prato

The superstar singer, who died Saturday at age 48, entered her third rehab last year and lived a life marked by erratic behavior and trouble with the law. We look back on the addiction-related struggles of an icon. MORE  

Inside the Mind of Courtney Love

By The Fix staff

For almost a year, Love spoke to The Fix about the price of fame and her daily struggle with sobriety. Her candid confessions—and a raft of other revelations—are featured in our new e-book, Courtney Comes Clean. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Drug Users Welcomed For First Time at Global AIDS Confab

After being shut out of of the AIDS conference for decades, intravenous drug users finally had their own booth.

7/25/14 7:30pm
New Study Identifies Triggers In Cocaine Relapse

A connection between endogenous amino acids and opioid receptors may offer a clue as to why people relapse.

7/25/14 5:30pm
World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use

Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate of drug abuse, as shown by Portugal.

7/25/14 3:30pm
Kesha Displays New Outlook After Rehab For Eating Disorder

The 'Tik Tok' singer has found a new lease on life following a stint in rehab to combat anorexia and bulimia.

7/25/14 1:00pm
Number of Drug Users In United Kingdom Jumps To 2.7 Million

A new survey has revealed a significant rise in the use of various illicit drugs despite an overall drop in recent years.

7/25/14 10:30am

Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
What's Up, Doc?

I took my addicted self from private health insurance to MediCal—it wasn't that bad, until I visited the psychiatrist.

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.