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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  

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  

A Guide to Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)

By The Fix staff

Hydromorphone is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic (a painkiller) that is thought to be six to eight times stronger than morphine. It is derived from morphine and is known under the brand names: Palladone, Hydromorph Contin, Hydrostat, Exalgo, Dilaudid-HP and Dilaudid. Dilaudid's generic brand name is hydromorphone, though it is more commonly referred to as Dilaudid and rarely by its generic name. MORE  

A Guide to Methadone

By The Fix staff

Methadone is a synthetic opioid analgesic used to treat moderate to severe pain. It  is best known, however, for preventing withdrawal symptoms in patients with opiate addictions, particularly heroin. Chemically, it is a 50:50 mixture of two enantiomers which are (R-) or levo- or l-methadone and (S-) or dextro or d-methadone. Known brand names of methadone include: Dolphine, Methadose, Westadone and Methadose Oral Concentrate, Symoron, and Metadol. It is taken orally, rectally, by insufflation, sublingually or intravenously. MORE  

A Guide to Morphine

By The Fix staff

Morphine is an opiate analgesic (pain killer) that is naturally found in the opium poppy. It is the most abundant alkaloid found in opium and comprises  8%-19% of the dry weight of opium. Routes of administration include: inhalation (smoking), oral, rectal, insufflation (snorting), subcutaneous, intramuscular and intrathecal (injection into the spinal canal). Common forms include: Oramorph, Mis Contin, Avinza, Kadian, Roxanol, M.O.S.-Sulfate, Morphine Sulphate, Infumorph, and Duramorph. 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?

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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