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Why Iris Smyles Is the Perfect Summer Read

By Sarah Beller

The author blurs the line between fiction and reality, but not drinking and sobriety. She tells The Fix about drinking through your 20s, "retiring"—and how to turn it all into a meta-memoir. MORE  

A New York Needle Exchange in Action

By Sarah Beller

The Fix reports from the Washington Heights Corner Project, where participants and staff members share some surprising truths about how harm reduction works on the ground.  MORE  

Billy Joel Is No "Hardcore Alky"

By Sarah Beller

The singer aims to "set the record straight" about his rumored alcohol problem. MORE  

It's Time to Let Go of Intervention

By Sarah Beller

After a 13-year run, A&E's popular addiction-themed reality series is ending. MORE  

Islamic Extremists Target "Vice" in Iraq

By Sarah Beller

Fundamentalists seek to eradicate behaviors "contrary to Islam" with deadly attacks on brothels and liquor stores. MORE  

Is Addiction a Pathology of Choice?

By Sarah Beller

New research suggests that drug cravings and decision-making are linked in the brain. MORE  

Clothing Line Sues LiLo Over "Drug-Addled" Image

By Sarah Beller

An apparel company is asking for $5 million, claiming Lohan's drug use sullied their brand. MORE  

Syringe Vending Machines on the Cards in Australia

By Sarah Beller

Researchers propose a radical response to Melbourne's heroin problem. MORE  

Urban Outfitters: Soon Selling Booze?

By Sarah Beller

The retailer plans to serve alcohol in its new Williamsburg location. But will it be a "chill vibe?" MORE  

Could Our Cars Run on Tobacco?

By Sarah Beller

Scientists are engineering tobacco plants to produce biofuels that could power airplanes, cars and trucks. MORE  

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Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Teens In Decline

The annual SAMHSA survey found that rates of use for most substances have dropped significantly, though most Americans are still not getting treatment.

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Proposed British Alcohol Tax To Help Fund Treatment Programs

The Centre for Social Justice has proposed a two-pence tax on alcohol in order to pay for addiction treatment.

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks Millions for Addiction Treatment

Even if passed, the $80 million legislation is almost assured to be doomed by the Republican-led House.

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South Carolina Man Illegally Operated Rehabs In Three States

Clayton Alfred White declared himself to be a professional drug counselor despite having no license or even training.

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Philadelphia Man Accused of Running Illegal 'Recovery Homes'

Jeffrey Jackson has been accused of putting recovering addicts at risk by housing them in rooms deemed unfit for human dwelling.

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Normies React to the 12 Steps

"I think admitting to having a problem in general is the right first step, but to admit powerlessness is unhealthy. .. I think admitting powerlessness is more harmful because it doesn't help. Admitting that you want and need help is more useful after admittance."

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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