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Women Are Not Powerless

By Hallie Hart Hodenfield

Gabrielle Glaser tells The Fix that the rise of women's drinking in America isn't because they're alcoholics—and treating them that way, including by AA, could make it worse. MORE  

Our Great Ibogaine Adventure: Inside A Mexican Clinic

By Doug Heyes and Alesha Carlander

Amid the current big buzz about whether the African sacred medicine plant ibogaine is a miracle cure for addiction, The Fix visits a reputable Mexico ibogaine clinic to find out what the process is...and tally any miracles. MORE  

In The Gay Community, Meth Has Made an Unwelcome Comeback

By Jason Parsley

Why is meth still so popular in the gay community, and what can be done about it? MORE  

The 12 Wildest School Drug Cases In 2014 (So Far)

By McCarton Ackerman

We still have plenty of 2014 left, but numerous drug cases involving both students and teachers have already happened this year. Here are some of the most memorable ones. MORE  

Synthetic Drugs: Investigating A Global Epidemic

By Remi L. Roy

Many of the more than 300 new synthetic drugs on the market are known to trigger unpredictable, sometimes fatal, highs. They're now commonplace, often legal. And the effects can be devastating. MORE  

The Science of Nicotine Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson

There are 50 million nicotine addicts in the US, and one in five deaths results from smoking. According to the CDC, smoking is still the leading preventable cause of death. Here's why it is so hard to kick, and the treatments. MORE  

Rich Mom Addicts Get Sobriety Coaches; Poor Moms Get Jail

By Lynn Stuart Parramore

In America, addiction is judged through the lens of class. MORE  

Rob's Highs and Lowes

By Camilla Davies

Rob Lowe has overcome addictions to sex and alcohol. He talks about how he has gone on to enjoy a successful career post recovery. MORE  

What is Bulimia Nervosa?

By The Fix staff

Characterized by an obsession with weight control and dieting, bulimia is an eating disorder that affects as much as 5% of the U.S. population.  MORE  

Stalking Got Me Sober

By Dufflyn Lammers

They say it is a program of attraction. They are right. MORE  

From Trauma to Recovery

By Juliet Abram

The fear of going to prison kept me from rejecting AA's religious content, or its sexist Big Book. I was more concerned that my rapist was also court ordered to AA and that he'd appear at a meeting I attended. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Morning Roundup: Aug. 22, 2014

'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood still struggles with addiction, man named Stoner arrested for weed, and teen shot for stealing pot plant.

7:00am
Alcohol, Internet Gambling Addictions Skyrocket in Japan

A recent survey showed a sharp rise in addictions that exacerbated by social stigma.

8/21/14 7:30pm
Seven Year Old Rats Out Mom for Meth Habit

A Florida boy witnessed his mother cooking meth and told an adult, which led to her being arrested.

8/21/14 5:30pm
Student Charged In Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Reports on Treatment

Juliana Luchkiw, the Parsons student arrested in connection with the actor's heroin overdose, gave the court an update on her treatment progress.

8/21/14 3:30pm
Jeb Bush Torn Between Being Anti-MMJ and Pro-States' Rights

The former governor of Florida looks wishy-washy in his attempt to play both sides of the issue.

8/21/14 1:00pm

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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