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Cirque Lodge

Sundance, Utah

4 stars

Cirque Lodge offers clients long nature hikes, mountain-top helicopter rides, free hairdos and fine cuisine on a breathtaking compound. While some alums found this Utah drug rehab a bit conservative, others ranked it among the country's top treatment centers.  MORE  

Psychiatric Medication Addiction

By The Fix staff

Psychiatric medication addiction occurs when drugs that have been prescribed by a medical professional are used in a manner other than prescribed, or for non-medical reasons. While prescription drugs can be powerful allies, they also pose serious health risks related to their abuse. This class of drugs is broadly described as those targeting the central nervous system, including drugs used to treat psychiatric disorders. The medications most commonly abused are pain relievers, depressants, opioids, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives. MORE  

DARA Thailand

Koh Chang, Thailand

4 stars

DARA's centers are as lush and exotic as you might expect. Their program includes airport pick-up, a full medical exam at a nearby private hospital and all the luxury amenities their facility affords visitors—all at surprisingly affordable prices MORE  

Anaheim Lighthouse

Anaheim, California

3.5 stars

Anaheim Lighthouse is a drug and alcohol rehab with a more residential feel to it than many of its competitors. The suburban surroundings are replete with palm trees and green lawns, and the houses also have outdoor lounge areas with benches and small decorated fountains. MORE  

A Guide to Sugar Addiction

By The Fix staff

Over the last century, Americans’ consumption of sugar has doubled, with adults taking in an average of 22 teaspoons per day. This has led to a marked increase in both obesity and type 2 diabetes. Despite these trends, medical professionals still debate whether sugar is addictive. The latest evidence, based on brain research that indicates a similar brain and neural response to sugar as to addictive drugs, suggests sugar is indeed addictive and that, in fact, the brain regards it as a reward. MORE  

Visions Adolescent Treatment

33335 Mulholland Highway, Malibu, CA 115 Barrington Walk, Los Angeles, CA 90049

5 stars

Visions offers top-of-the-line treatment for 13 to 18 year old addicts, with alumni that includes Elizabeth Brockovich—daughter of Erin Brockovich—who found treatment in Vision's outpatient, day school, sober living and their Launch program. MORE  

What is Sex Addiction?

By The Fix staff

When does normal sexual drive become an addiction, if ever?  Among expert therapists there is wide discrepancy in views. On one end there is well-known Dr. Patrick J. Carnes who argues strongly that sexual addiction starts as compulsive behavior that ultimately, in its excesses, becomes indistinguishable from behavioral addiction, and he has developed treatment programs for it. MORE  

Journey Malibu

Malibu, CA

4 stars

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? MORE  

The Clearing

Friday Harbor, WA

3.5 stars

The Clearing isn't just another non-12-step or alternative rehab, it's something different entirely. Their unique program takes place on a 64-acre working farm and historic bed and breakfast. MORE  

A Guide to Oxycodone

By The Fix staff

Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic (a painkiller) that is created by modifying the chemical thebaine that is found in opium. Prescription brand names for it are Oxycontin, Percocet, Roxicodone, Endocet, Tylox, Oxyfast, Oxynorm, Percodan, Roxicet. Street names of the drug include: Oxy, O.C.'s, Roxies, Percs, 80s/greens, 40s/yellows, 20s/pinks or Hillbilly Heroin. Routes of administration include: oral, intramuscular, intravenous, inhalation, insufflation (blowing into a body cavity), subcutaneous, and rectal.  MORE  

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