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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  

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  

Celebrity Sex Addictions

By Ruth Fowler

Anthony Weiner and The Arnold aren't the only boldfaced names to be exposed in sex scandals—or to show signs of sex addiction. The Fix examines other scandal-makers who have been caught with their pants down. MORE  

Britney Spears Is Finally Sober. So Why Does She Seem So Sad?

By Sam Lansky

As a teen I fantasized a fabulous life fueled by piles of drugs. Britney Spears was my idol. But my life came apart just as hers crashed and burned. Now that we're both sober, I've never felt more alive. So why does she seem so dead?    MORE  

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Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an.

7/28/14 7:30pm
Brain-Boosting 'Smart Drugs' On The Rise

With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal.

7/28/14 5:30pm
New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.

7/28/14 3:30pm
4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted Your Smartphone

Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again.

7/28/14 1:00pm
Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem?

Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts.

7/28/14 10:30am

Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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.