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Greg Giraldo's Last Laugh

By Joe Schrank

Fans of the cultish 44-year-old comic were stunned when he overdosed in a  Jersey motel room a year ago today. But his close friends saw it coming. Comedians from Andy Dick to Colin Quinn remember the man behind the mask. 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  

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Seattle Prosecutor Drops All Weed Tickets Thanks to One Cop

Over 80% of Seattle's marijuana tickets this year were written by weed-hating officer Randy Jokela.

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Death of ‘Distressed’ Rutgers Student May Be Alcohol-Related

Friends remembered Caitlyn Kovacs as an "upbeat" and "bubbly" person with a good head on her shoulders.

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Stephen Fry Opens Up About 15-Year Cocaine Habit

The British comedian opened up about his addiction in his new autobiography.

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GOP Candidate Walks Back Proposal to Drug Test Officials

The Republican Party's candidate for governor in California later claimed that he was kidding about the proposal after being roundly criticized.

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Back 2 Basics

Paid Sponsored Post: See the perspective that Back 2 Basics Outdoor Adventures can provide the person in recovery.

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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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