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Chris Christie, the Addict?

By Joe Schrank

Based on his eating disorder, his denial behavior and his emotional outbursts at his disempowered critics, you might want to view the governor as something other than another deceiving and ruthless politician.  MORE  

How Smart Is Smart Recovery?

By Joe Schrank

The leader of the largest alternative to AA sounds off on the disease model of addiction, whether crack can be smoked in moderation, and why the 12 Steps shouldn't be the only path to sobriety. MORE  

Jamie Moyer's Crusade

By Joe Schrank

The Future Hall of Fame pitcher isn't just the oldest player to toss a win, he's also the most active crusader against addiction in the game—both in and out of the locker room. MORE  

A Star is Reborn: Kristen Johnston's Gutsy Comeback

By Joe Schrank

After nearly dying from a Vicodin addiction, the irrepressible actress is back with a blistering memoir, a hit new show and a candid interview with The Fix. (Plus: An exclusive live reading from her book.) MORE  

Ryan Braun Fails Drug Test

By Joe Schrank

Baseball's MVP denies the finding of excess, synthetic testosterone in his blood. His chances don't look good. MORE  

Would AA Have Saved Jim Morrison?

By Joe Schrank

What would have been the Doors frontman's 68th birthday yesterday was a chance to reflect on the alcoholism that killed him. MORE  

High School Drug Play Breaks Barriers

By Joe Schrank

One high school practices a more nuanced approach to drugs that might just work. MORE  

Couldn't Cornelius Get a Hand As Well As a Ban?

By Joe Schrank

Why is punishment college football's default response to alcohol transgressions like UGA linebacker Cornelius Washington's DUI? MORE  

Greg Giraldo's Last Laugh

By Joe Schrank

Fans of the cultish 44-year-old comic were stunned when he overdosed in a  Jersey motel room a year ago today. But his close friends saw it coming. Comedians from Andy Dick to Colin Quinn remember the man behind the mask. MORE  

Andy Dick Takes on Howard Stern

By Joe Schrank

America's most compulsive comic on addiction, AA, Jews, Sex, Pills, Pamela Andersen, Coke, Courtney Love, Rehab—and his furious feud with his old pal, Howard Stern. MORE  

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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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