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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  

A Rendezvous with Hope

By Bill White

What I learned from these remarkable women was that, for the disempowered, the spark of recovery is a synergy of pain and hope experienced in the context of a catalytic relationship. MORE  

A Veteran Addiction Researcher Tells All

By John Lavitt

Whats going on in Iraq and Vietnam with drug addiction? What's up with Obamacare? With research and unlicensed addiction counselors? The word from Dr. Richard Rawson. MORE  

The Fight Against Medical Marijuana

By Paul Gaita

The pushback against medical marijuana is gaining momentum. MORE  

On the Phrase: They Did the Best They Could

By Amy Eden

Why not say the truth? They didn’t do their best! I got the shaft! MORE  

To Nitrous or Not To Nitrous

By Kristen Rybandt

The other day my husband and I were talking about this and he said “So what, you’d refuse painkillers if you had surgery?” I recognized a loaded question I know absolutely nothing about, so I said I’ll cross that bridge when (not if) I come to it. MORE  

Does Porn Equal Brain Damage and Inevitable Addiction?

By Salatha Helton

70% of us have viewed porn. Some of us are very addicted. Kids start on average at 11. The consequences vs. the pleasures are real issues in human life. MORE  

Ask an Expert: How Do I Make Amends With the Dead?

By The Fix staff

Today's question is on how to make sober amends with someone who passed away before you could say your piece. Send your questions to editor@thefix.com with the subject "Ask an Expert." MORE  

Boozy Genes—The Making of an Alcoholic?

By Jeanene Swanson

The more we learn about the genetics of alcoholism, the clearer it becomes that evidence-based treatment should become the norm. MORE  

Comic Relief—Chris Rock on the War on Drugs

By The Fix staff

The government wants you to take their drugs . . . . MORE  

Dharma Gets Punked

By Leonard Buschel

Author Noah Levine - the man behind the meditation group Dharma Punx - talks about Refuge Recovery, the 12 steps, and how you can be both atheist and Buddhist in The Fix Interview MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Adults Quitting Smoking Prefer Fun-Flavored E-Cigs

Fruity flavors might seem like they're just for kids, but adult e-cig users love them too—and say it helps them quit regular tobacco.

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Florida Pill Mill Doc Gets 15 Years In Prison

Zachary Rose testified against other employees, but was ultimately dubbed a con artist by a district court judge.

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Study Claims Pot Smoking Doesn't Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Despite new evidence, the jury is still out on whether or not weed does contribute to causing cancer.

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'Star Wars' Ewok Admits Cocaine, Alcohol Addiction

After being caught on camera doing cocaine, actor Paul Grant has admitted to needing help for the addictions that caused him to lose everything.

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Experts Blame the Child Migrant Crisis on America’s Drug War

This past week, experts showed how America's wayward drug war has contributed to the humanitarian crisis spilling over its southern border.

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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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