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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  

Is the Big Book Shrinking?

By Meg Williams

The Big Book remains the place to find AA's program of recovery. But thanks to competing publishers and free apps, literature revenues are falling. Is there anything World Services can do? MORE  

Peacenik Santa Cruz Makes War on Homeless Addicts

By Ryan Boysen and Ardalan Raghian

A once-tolerant Californian beach town has become the front line of clashing attitudes to homeless addicts and used syringes. Quality-of-life advocates are on the attack—and needle exchanges are the first target. MORE  

The Dumbest Article You'll See About Addiction

By Maia Szalavitz

A piece in Slate last week mocked me and my sobriety. I'll live. But the writer's arrogant disregard of the facts of addiction, anti-depressants and recovery is too damaging to ignore. MORE  

Exaggerating the Risk of Drugs Harms Us All

By Maia Szalavitz

Doing drugs can be plenty harmful. The same goes for other activities, from big wave surfing to heli-skiing. But our tendency to overestimate the risks of drugs hampers our ability to tackle addiction. MORE  

What to Pack for Rehab

By Amy Dresner

You've made the decision to go to rehab. You're a mess. Then you realize you need to pack for 28 days. A rehab veteran guides you through the process. MORE  

How Far Can Ethan Nadelmann Push America’s Drug Laws?

By Will Godfrey

The leader of the Drug Policy Alliance speaks with The Fix about legalizing marijuana, harm reduction and the 12 Steps, psychedelic revelations and decriminalizing all drug possession. MORE  

Proud to Be Gay, Proud to Be Sober

By Audrey Fox

Pride weekend is a celebration I'd rather show up for clean, sober and proud. But my community is vulnerable, so what's with Big Alcohol targeting us? MORE  

Alexis Neiers' Road From the Bling Ring to AA

By McCarton Ackerman

The former Hollywood burglar and reality TV star tells The Fix about the heroin addiction that led her to her bottom—and how she began a new life. MORE  

Caffeine Addiction Is Brewing in the DSM-5

By Charles O'Brien

A cup of joe is the world's favorite "upper." But is caffeine really a drug whose use merits inclusion in the psychiatric bible? The man who headed the entire addiction revision says yes. MORE  

A Drunk Mom Fires Back at Her Haters

By Jowita Bydlowska

I relapsed after having a baby and was drunk for his first year. The memoir I wrote told the awful truth, but that was too much information for many outraged critics. Now I know why. MORE  

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Phoenix Suns' P.J. Tucker Arrested For 'Super Extreme' DUI

The team knew about the charges when signing the restricted free agent to a multi-million dollar deal last week.

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Ex-Detroit Cop Suspected of Running Ohio Drug Ring

A former police officer leading a drug ring was arrested before he was able to flee the country.

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Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa remain a potent, but silent killer for young women.

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Vietnam Officials Slam 'Failure' Of Community-Based Drug Treatment

Despite offering a cheap way for addicts to get clean, Vietnam's first community-based treatment center has seen most of its patients drop out.

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The New Orleans Saints quarterback was 'randomly' selected for a drug test after claiming he could play till he was 45.

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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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