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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  

Video: Pat Sajak Admits Being Drunk on Air

By Mike Guy

The Wheel of Fortune host claims he and Vanna White drank between tapings in the '80s. MORE  

Songs That Say Sober

By McCarton Ackerman

From Rod Stewart to Pink, many musicians have put out songs about overcoming addiction. The Fix presents ten of the best. MORE  

What Does Recovery Look Like?

By The Fix staff

Judging from a casual tour of addiction treatment websites nationwide, it looks suspiciously similar to... Hawaii. MORE  

'Hung' Star Thomas Jane on Sex, Drugs and Sobriety

By Anna David

Squelching gay-for-pay rumors, Hung's Thomas Jane opens up about the DUI that was actually a failed suicide attempt, and how waking up in jail to a cop asking for his autograph got him to clean up his life. MORE  

Is Joan Didion in Denial About Her Daughter's Alcoholism?

By Jennifer Matesa

In her memoir, Blue Nights, the author writes movingly about her daughter's death. But did she overlook Quintana Roo's alcoholism? MORE  

Confessions of a Plagiarist

By Quentin Rowan

The “fake” spy novelist behind the biggest episode of plagiarism in our time was addicted to stealing from other writers. Three weeks after confessing his crimes, he opens up for the first time about what really happened—and how AA saved his life. MORE  

The Mistress of 'Sober House'

By Laura Vogel

Jennifer Gimenez, the former den mom of Sober House, battled her fair share of demons on her road to sobriety. Then she met Dr. Drew.  MORE  

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Diego Maradona Admits Past Drug Use Has Caught Up to Him

The Argentinian soccer legend admitted that his cocaine and alcohol abuse hindered his potential while damaging his health.

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The Sovereign Way

Paid Sponsored Post: Sovereign follows its own path, combining the latest cutting edge treatment options and a drive to make sure patients receive the best possible treatment by following these 10 principles.

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Morning Roundup: Sept. 22, 2014

Marijuana pizza sauce now available in L.A., drunk driver pulls up to cops to say hello, and drunk airline passenger arrested for stealing booze.

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Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Teens In Decline

The annual SAMHSA survey found that rates of use for most substances have dropped significantly, though most Americans are still not getting treatment.

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Proposed British Alcohol Tax To Help Fund Treatment Programs

The Centre for Social Justice has proposed a two-pence tax on alcohol in order to pay for addiction treatment.

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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
An Audience with Gabor Maté

According to the rock star of addiction theory, every addict had a traumatic childhood whether they realize it or not.

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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