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Mork and Me

By Amy Dresner

Can you ever get better when your career is based on being ill? Fix columnist Amy Dresner on being bipolar, an addict and a comedian. MORE  

What's Up, Doc?

By Amy Dresner

I took my addicted self from private health insurance to MediCal—it wasn't that bad, until I visited the psychiatrist. MORE  

Turning Over A New (Pot) Leaf

By Amy Dresner

My fear was that I would spray this stuff under my tongue and 20 minutes later I’d be listening to The Grateful Dead . . . MORE  

Comic Transformation

By Amy Dresner

With 20 years of sobriety, comedian Ian Harvie looks back on coming out as a lesbian, then as an alcoholic and then as transitioning into a male body in The Fix Q&A. MORE  

Straight Shooting on Gay Pride

By Amy Dresner

Gay rights have come a long way, but sober representation at the recent Gay Pride in LA left something to be desired. MORE  

Sex, Screenwriting, and Sobriety

By Amy Dresner

Author Diana Gould shares her inspirations for Coldwater, a story about a detective show writer struggling with alcoholism who gets wrapped up in her own real-life mystery. MORE  

Taming of the Shrewd

By Amy Dresner

People in 12-step communities refer to outsiders as "normies." I dated one. It didn't go so well, but I'm all the stronger for it. MORE  

Are Women Safe in AA?

By Amy Dresner

One of the dangers of AA is its open door policy. But is rape really a bigger threat in the rooms than it is anywhere else? MORE  

Why I Love Sex and Hate Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

By Amy Dresner

How am I supposed to find recovery when the meetings themselves trigger me? MORE  

A Sexual Compulsive Valentine's Day

By Amy Dresner

Forty years after beginning his work in sex addiction, Dr. Patrick Carnes gave the keynote speech at a Sexual Compulsives Anonymous Convention. The Fix reports. MORE  

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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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