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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  

When Trading Becomes A Ruinous Gambling Addiction

By Janice Dorn, M.D. and Ph.D.

Trading, a form of gambling, gets you high. It also can morph into the compulsive fear of not losing...then into an addiction...then into a financial crash.  MORE  

Tap Tap Tap: A Path to Healing and Recovery?

By Jowita Bydlowska

The "energy-medicine" method of tapping—locating acupressure points to alleviate past traumatic wounds—may or may not be useful, but many believe in it.  MORE  

UnVaping: A New Ban Treats E-Cigs the Same as Tobacco. Are They?

By Sarah Peters

Even though science has yet to pass judgement on e-cigarettes, states have started restricting vaping like smoking. MORE  

Acing Alcohol Addiction: Tennis Champ Sally Greer Talks Treating Pro Athletes

By McCarton Ackerman

Sally Greer spent years competing against the greatest players in professional tennis. Little did she know that her toughest opponent would come after she retired from the sport. MORE  

A Language of Empowerment

By John Lavitt

The New Recovery Advocacy Movement, operating outside the constraints of anonymous programs, aims to destigmatize addiction and convey a message of successful and sustainable long-term recovery to people across the country.  MORE  

Medical Marijuana in the Desert

By Paul Krassner

A patient details the ridiculous and surreal experience of obtaining legal medical marijuana in the California desert. MORE  

Death by Lethal Incompetence

By Neville Elder

The state of Missouri got its latest batch of death penalty drugs in a backroom deal as shady as any street drug deal. If we can't do the death penalty right, maybe we should reconsider doing it at all. MORE  

Staying Cool With Glutamate

By Jeanene Swanson

Can an over-the-counter supplement now becoming popular for mental health and mood elevation help a person stay sober? The early research is promising. MORE  

After the Music Stops

By Maggie Serota

Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing discusses managing a drug habit alongside a major label recording career, relearning to write songs after getting sober and his love of the albums John Coltrane recorded in sobriety.  MORE  

Tennessee: A State of Epidemic

By A.J. Dugger III

Tennessee ranks second per capita in the U.S. for prescription drug abuse. It’s a middle class epidemic. How did it happen in a state known for music and horses? 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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