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Jennifer Matesa

Is AA a Cult, or a Culture?

By Jennifer Matesa

For every quasi-authoritarian 12-step meeting, I’ve gone to more than a dozen other more equitable ones. MORE  

Ex-Hospital Worker David Kwiatkowski Sentenced to 39 Years

By Jennifer Matesa

The former itinerant cardiac technologist was sentenced for infecting 30 patients with Hepatitis C at the Exeter, N.H. hospital where he worked. MORE  

Trapped on Suboxone

By Jennifer Matesa

Suboxone, touted as a miracle drug to help ease addiction to heroin, does not need to become your next addiction MORE  

The Hospital Tech Who Stole Needles

By Jennifer Matesa

David Kwiatkowski worked as a technician at dozens of US hospitals. He was also a fentanyl addict who infected countless patients with Hepatitis C. Now experts may turn to a hidden asset to prevent a repeat: recovering drug addicts. MORE  

Reckitt Pulls Its Suboxone Tablets From the US Market

By Jennifer Matesa

The pharma giant says its decision is due to concerns over child safety—not a desire to promote its more profitable Suboxone films. MORE  

This Fall in Drugs: Higher-Dose Suboxone Films

By Jennifer Matesa

A major pharma company is rolling out new opioid-blocking films that will melt in your mouth. MORE  

Survey Shows Drug-Infested US High Schools

By Jennifer Matesa

Using and dealing is rampant in schools, according to a major CASAColumbia survey—and social media seems to contribute. MORE  

Is Your Kid an Addict?

By Jennifer Matesa

Addiction to drugs and booze are leading teenagers to the ER at a skyrocketing rate. How can you help them before they get there—and how much blame lies with the parents? MORE  

Meet the "Robin Hood" of Suboxone

By Jennifer Matesa

Albuquerque's "Mystery Man" hawks the detox drug Suboxone to addicts at a price they can afford. But is he right? MORE  

When Old Age and Addiction Collide

By Jennifer Matesa

A startlingly fast-growing number of baby boomers and retirees are falling victim to America's next wave of addiction. Think Medicare covers drug treatment? Think again. MORE  

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

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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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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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