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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  

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  

Worth an Ear: Sia Furler

By Maggie Serota

Spotlight on... Sia FurlerThe Australian singer and songwriter began her career performing on the Adelaide jazz circuit before moving to London, sang back-up for Jamiroquai and signed her first deal as a solo artist, performing under the singular name Sia.  MORE  

Worth an Ear: Jon Wurster

By Maggie Serota

Spotlight on... Jon WursterBefore playing in bands himself, Jon Wurster booked shows for the Philadelphia punk institution The Dead Milkmen in Wurster’s hometown of Harleysville, Pennsylvania. MORE  

Tanning Addiction. For Real.

By Cathy Cassata

Studies show that the need to excessively tan may be a symptom of a mental health issue, and possibly even an addiction. 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  

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The Quick Fix
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.

7/28/14 5:30pm
New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.

7/28/14 3:30pm
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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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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