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Kicking the Habit: A New View of Addiction

By Nina Emkin

In The Power of Habit, author Charles Duhigg offer readers a new way of looking at how to change their behavior. Now he tells The Fix how his methods apply specifically to addiction. MORE  

The Formerly Drunk Ultra Man

By Nina Emkin

Rich Roll went from being a hope-to-die drunk to one of the world’s fittest men—a journey he chronicles in his new book, Finding UltraMORE  

I Was a Teenage Gangbanger

By Nina Emkin

Comedian Moshe Kasher's new memoir tells the hilarious, hellish journey of his journey from teenage delinquent to sober role model—all before the age of 16. MORE  

Relapsing When You Have Longterm Sobriety

By Nina Emkin

While most relapses occur in the early days, some people put together years before finding AA’s revolving door. What makes someone go out after finding solid sobriety? MORE  

From Teenage Delinquent to Teen Dream

By Nina Emkin

Once a multiple rehab grad who couldn’t stay sober, Jamison Monroe now runs Newport Academy—a rehab for young people suffering from the sorts of problems he understands. MORE  

Print Publishing Chases the Addiction Market

By Nina Emkin

America's 20 million recovering addicts are an increasingly sought-after readership. MORE  

Can Hypnosis Really Help You Quit Smoking?

By Nina Emkin

While some may laugh off hypnosis as quackery, it’s a surprisingly effective way to drop the butts. MORE  

What You Can Learn from Relapse

By Nina Emkin

To many, relapse is considered a failure. But, as our writer discovers, it could actually be just the catalyst an addict needs. MORE  

Getting the Word Out

By Nina Emkin

Admitting that you've struggled with alcohol or drugs is a lot less shameful than it used to be. But despite huge strides in pop culture and science, coming clean still isn't always easy. 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.

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Talk Show Host Trisha Goddard Opens Up About Drug Addiction

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

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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?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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