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3 Lessons from Bon Jovi's Daughter's Overdose

By Maia Szalavitz

A Fix expert offers three key safety rules that could potentially save a life in the event of an opioid overdose. MORE  

Legal Pot's Future: Dazed and Confused

By Maia Szalavitz

Washington and Colorado voted last week to legalize marijuana, but the politics of opposition are still in play. How will a second-term President Obama respond? MORE  

The Beginning of the End of the Abstinence Rule?

By Maia Szalavitz

When Hazelden realized traditional treatment for young opiate-painkiller addicts was failing, it introduced maintenance therapy. Only a week later, the backlash has begun. MORE  

About-Face: Hazelden Offers Maintenance Treatment

By Maia Szalavitz

The influential rehab's policy change will roil the abstinence-based recovery movement. MORE  

Ask Maia: Switching Addictions

By Maia Szalavitz

Turning on a new addiction in order to turn off an old one may be the right move if you are reducing potential harm. This how-to will help. MORE  

Do the 12 Steps Belong in Addiction Treatment?

By Maia Szalavitz

Spiritual programs like AA have long served as the mainstay of addiction treatment. So have people who are recovery successes. That's the problem. MORE  

Ask Maia: The Ibogaine "Cure"

By Maia Szalavitz

Got a question about drugs, addiction or recovery? Need advice for a problem? Just ask our resident expert. MORE  

"Love Hormone" Oxytocin May Relieve Alcohol Withdrawal

By Maia Szalavitz

A very different kind of "oxy" could have a valuable and intriguing use, researchers find. MORE  

Ask Maia: Kicking Cannabis

By Maia Szalavitz

Got a question about drugs, addiction or recovery? Need advice for a problem? Just ask our resident expert. MORE  

Romney Fat Cat's Reefer Madness

By Maia Szalavitz

Mel Sembler has long been a top advisor on drug policy to Republicans. His creds? Rehabs notorious for teen abuse. Now he's bankrolling the opposition to Colorado's pot-legalization amendment. MORE  

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Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an.

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Brain-Boosting 'Smart Drugs' On The Rise

With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal.

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New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.

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4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted Your Smartphone

Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again.

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Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem?

Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts.

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Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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