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Sober as a U.S. Drug Czar

By Jason Parsley

Will sobriety and a fresh agenda help change US drug policy? The Fix interviews Michael Botticelli, our sober Drug Czar. MORE  

Drug Testing and Racial Profiling

By Cameron Turner

Check out the stats below: whites significantly trump blacks in all drug use except crack. So why do so many employers assume that black job applicants are drug users? MORE  

37 Tons of David Victorson: A Tale of Ballsy Redemption

By Paul Krassner

How a brash and colorful big time outlaw drug dealer addict who smuggled record-breaking amounts of marijuana became a brash outspoken popular healer of addicts and defender of AA.  MORE  

For Comedian Jessica Kirson, Staying Sober Is No Laughing Matter

By McCarton Ackerman

Speaking exclusively to The Fix, comedian Jessica Kirson opens up about the struggles of staying sober while on the road, performing in venues where alcohol is flowing and what keeps her grounded through it all.  MORE  

How's Your Mental Health? Take a Quiz and Find Out

By Rita Milios

Are you depressed? Anxious? Take a short test to measure or identify depression, anxiety, PTSD, and Narcissism. Plus bonus quizzes: Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Is your partner trying to control you? MORE  

No Drugs, No Drink, No Problem—Straight Edge Then and Now

By Laura Barcella

The 80's hardcore scene devoted to clean living is alive and well. And loud. MORE  

The Failure of Catch and Release Drug Treatment Court

By Ellen Sousares

My son's experience of drug treatment court highlights a system that misunderstands addict psychology with fatal results. MORE  

Six Ways to Fight Suicide

By Christopher Tepedino

Alcohol and substance use play a part in many suicides—but there are more resources than ever to help. MORE  

Comic Transformation

By Amy Dresner

With 20 years of sobriety, comedian Ian Harvie looks back on coming out as a lesbian, then as an alcoholic and then as transitioning into a male body in The Fix Q&A. MORE  

The Benefits of Falling off the Map

By J. Maarten Troost

Best-selling author J. Maarten Troost attributes his misfortunes, including his descent into alcoholism, to living far from the ocean. Read more in our exclusive excerpt from his new adventure tale Headhunters on My Doorstep MORE  

15 Bad Grandpas (and Grandmas)

By McCarton Ackerman

Retirement doesn’t have to be boring. These senior citizens bypassed the bingo nights and became involved in some of the most high-profile drug smuggling and dealing cases in recent history. MORE  

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After being shut out of of the AIDS conference for decades, intravenous drug users finally had their own booth.

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A connection between endogenous amino acids and opioid receptors may offer a clue as to why people relapse.

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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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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.

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For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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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. 

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This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

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

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