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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  

The Dead Kennedys’ Sober Drummer

By Kristen McGuiness

D.H. Peligro broke stereotypes as one of the few African-Americans in the punk movement. He also nearly broke himself. MORE  

Portrait of Recovery: Bill Clegg's 90 Days

By Mike Guy

With his dazzling new 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  

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  

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Head Shop Owner Gets 17½ Years for Selling Synthetic Drugs

Jim Carlson's long prison sentence will serve as a testing ground for future synthetic drug prosecutions.

8/20/14 7:30pm
Survey Says: Alcohol Still the Deadliest Drug

The most dangerous drug is still the most popular—and the most legal.

8/20/14 5:30pm
'Girls' Star Zosia Mamet Reveals Eating Disorder

The actress wrote about her long struggle in a column published in Glamour magazine.

8/20/14 3:30pm
E-Cigarettes Are Not As Harmless As We've Been Told

A number of recent studies have shown that vapor contains harmful byproducts that can cause asthma, cancer, and heart disease.

8/20/14 1:00pm
Documentary Examines Addiction Among Classical Musicians

The British-made Addicts Symphony explores the surprising rise of drug abuse among classical musicians.

8/20/14 10:30am

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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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.