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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 10 Best Addiction Memoirs

By Sam Lansky

Books about addiction and recovery are among the fastest growing genres in publishing. From David Carr to Mary Karr, hundreds of authors publish addiction-related memoirs each year. The Fix salutes the best of the bunch. MORE  

TV's Most Realistic Addicts

By Joe Lynch

For every show that brazenly depicts characters boozing without consequences, there’s another that depicts the stark reality of the disease. The Fix highlights the best. MORE  

Chasing Amy, North London Superstar

By Will Godfrey

Amy Winehouse may have been famous around the world, but she could often be seen living and drinking in North London where she was born. MORE  

Amy Winehouse, Singer of Stormy Genius, Finally Succumbs to Her Demons

By Walter Armstrong

The 27-year-old British torch singer, Grammy winner and chronic drug addict reportedly OD'd early Saturday morning in London. MORE  

Meth, Monsters and Movies: A Fix Film Festival

By Tony O'Neill

From Super 8 to True Blood, movie zombies are back in style as a crystal meth epidemic rages nationwide. Zombies, vampires and other movie monsters have always served as terrifying metaphors for the evils of drug use and addiction. Horror-film buff Tony O’Neill shares his top 10 list of the world's scariest—and druggiest—movies. MORE  

Bad Drug Movies We Love

By Joe Lynch

From Requiem, Trainspotting and Scarface to Drugstore Cowboy, Goodfellas and Boogie Nights, we all know the great films featuring drug abuse. But there's also a long list of less-than-great pics that still hold a place in our hearts. MORE  

After a Run of Deaths and Bad Publicity, Celeb Rehab Returns

By Kirk Maltais and Kenneth Garger

Still reeling from the deaths of two former patients, Dr. Drew will focus his attentions on Long Island Lolita/hooker Amy Fisher, occasional actress Bai Ling, Dwight Gooden, Steven Adler and Lindsay Lohan's dad. MORE  

Book Excerpt: Don't Talk Junk

By Danila Botha

In an excerpt from her critically acclaimed short story collection Got No Secrets, Danila Botha walks us through her character's bloody love affair with the needle—and the man who brought it to her. MORE  

Exclusive: Steve-O On His Road to Recovery

By Anna David

Jackass star Ryan Dunn died after a night of heavy drinking. So how did his most self-destructive co-star manage to get out alive? Now three years sober, Steve-O talks about doing stunts without cocaine, walking down carpets he used to piss on, and how he managed to turn his life around. MORE  

Tom Sizemore Cleans Up

By Anna David

The seriously-sober actor reflects on nearly losing it all, the secrets of Celebrity Rehab, his bloody battle with Heidi Fleiss, and the hardest thing about staying clean in Hollywood. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Serial Fraudster Blames Return to Jail on Gambling Addiction

Shaun Nixon is currently behind bars for his fourth fraud conviction in seven years.

8/22/14 7:30pm
Vets Fight Against Prescription Drugs and Prescribing Doctors

Veterans who have been overprescribed medications are starting to take matters into their own hands.

8/22/14 5:30pm
Study: Teen Pot Smokers May End Up on Disability as Adults

An extensive study conducted by Swedish researchers found that male pot smokers are more likely to require disability pensions when they're older.

8/22/14 3:30pm
Iran Opens First State-Run Rehab For Alcoholism

Despite doling out the death penalty for just drinking alcohol, Iran has now made combating alcoholism a top priority.

8/22/14 1:00pm
Australia's Top Junior Tennis Player Banned For Ecstasy Use

Bradley Mousley won't be allowed to compete again until next year.

8/22/14 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.