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All Aboard With the Drunk Boating Cops

By Jeff Winkler

Summer is party season on America's waterways. It's also when the nation's boat cops practice a very different style of policing. The Fix rides along with the Austin Lake Patrol unit. MORE  

How Cops Learn to Catch Drunks

By Jeff Winkler

Say the alphabet backwards. Hop on one foot. How do officers assess whether a driver is over the limit? The Fix visits the Austin Police Training Academy to find out. MORE  

A DWI Offer You Can't Refuse

By Jeff Winkler

Cops will be out in force today, rounding up over-the-limit Memorial Day revelers. As The Fix discovered during a ride-along with the Austin PD, in some states a DWI stop can even lead to an involuntary blood sample. MORE  

The Prohibition Party's Low Bottom

By Jeff Winkler

Concerned about intoxicant issues, and heading to the polls today? You’re out of luck. The presidential candidate for the Prohibition Party is a gay-baiting preacher who doesn’t put a great face on the latter-day temperance movement. MORE  

Tales of a Breathalyzer Tech

By Jeff Winkler

Drunk-driving arrests surge over Halloween. Those caught can be required to get a breathalyzer installed in their car—by a technician like Tony. He tells The Fix about the culprits he meets, the bribes he refuses and the wrecks he sees. MORE  

Drying Out With Jesus

By Jeff Winkler

How different are evangelical Christian drug-and-alcohol rehabs from their secular cousins? The Fix investigates. MORE  

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Alibaba's $25 Billion IPO Shadowed By Illegal Drug Sales

The e-commerce site was the world's biggest IPO, but stocks mysteriously took a nosedive. Could online drug sales be to blame?

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Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI

After completing what appeared to be a successful stint in rehab, the troubled actress has once again veered off course.

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5 Ways Eric Holder Helped Steer the Country Away From the War on Drugs

His run as attorney general was not mistake-free, but he shifted American drug policy for the better.

9/29/14 3:30pm
Talk Show Host Trisha Goddard Opens Up About Drug Addiction

The British TV star has replaced her weed and ecstasy addiction with exercise.

9/29/14 1:00pm
Mother Posts Photos of Daughter In Hospital After Near-Fatal Drinking Binge

Taylor Nelson was found unconscious after raiding her father's liquor cabinet.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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