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Women Are Not Powerless

By Hallie Hart Hodenfield

Gabrielle Glaser tells The Fix that the rise of women's drinking in America isn't because they're alcoholics—and treating them that way, including by AA, could make it worse. MORE  

It's Anonymous For a Reason!

By Harry Healy

You take away the second word in Alcoholics Anonymous and what are you left with? MORE  

AA Cults I Have Known

By Benjamin Aldo

Alcoholics Anonymous has long been vulnerable to a creeping fundamentalism with cult-like tendencies. One longtime member recounts his brushes with some pernicious corruptions of the fellowship.  MORE  

The Fix is Back!

By The Fix staff

The Fix—the world's leading website devoted to addiction and recovery returns as of today. MORE  

Inside the Addiction Drug Pipeline

By Raphael Rosen

Over the next decade, new treatments are likely to include "cocktails" of two or three old drugs and possibly a treatment vaccine. Why is the drug pipeline for this major public health problem stuck at a trickle?  MORE  

Substance Users Now Plead the Fifth at Their Peril

By Matt Harvey

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court threatens to limit a suspect's right to remain silent. For drug users, drunk drivers, drug runners—and everyone else—this is very bad news.  MORE  

The Mental Health Field Fails at Addiction Treatment

By Yvona Pabian

We don't want addicts as clients. We have little knowledge of, and less training in, addiction issues. We also have the same stigmatizing attitude toward addicts as the rest of society. MORE  

How Addiction Treatment Killed Cory Monteith

By Maia Szalavitz

From his first rehab in his early teens to the intervention staged by Glee co-creater Ryan Murphy in March, the star was failed in every possible way by an abstinence-only recovery culture. MORE  

I Was a Paid Celebrity Sober Companion

By Antonio Vespucci

Making $600 a day to help a Hollywood star stay sober seemed like a great opportunity. I quickly became disillusioned, and found that profiting from AA service could cost me my own sobriety. MORE  

Sober Living Homes Are Too "Clean"

By Anne M. Fletcher

I was heartened by Matthew Perry's openness about addiction—but then dismayed by his sober living home's backward thinking on maintenance drugs. Such policies are illegal, as well as unethical. MORE  

The New Pines Hope Lodge Oasis New Beginnings Center

By Jowita Bydlowska

Our unique new facility is not just another overpriced rehab. We're another overpriced rehab that takes cutting-edge whole-person treatment therapies to a whole new level, guaranteeing a unique new you! MORE  

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Tobacco Plants Are Key in Containing Ebola Outbreak

A new, experimental plant-based treatment has saved the lives of five infected patients, including two Americans.

8/19/14 7:30pm
Al Olson Leaves NBC News for Marijuana News

The veteran reporter is leaving to head Marijuana.com as the site's managing editor and revealed his lifelong love for marijuana along the way.

8/19/14 5:30pm
National Marijuana Arrests Have Tripled Since 1991

This despite the growing acceptance of marijuana at the state and even federal level.

8/19/14 3:30pm
Methtacular! Set to Launch New Season of About Face Theatre

Steven Stafford's darkly comic look at meth addiction will be in Chicago this month.

8/19/14 1:00pm
Grimes Slams 'Asshole' Follower for Drug Quote on Wikipedia

Despite being open about her drug use in the past, Grimes now wants to have that part of her life deleted from her narrative.

8/19/14 10:30am

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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.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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