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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  

The Fix's Second Annual Holiday Gift Guide

By Anna David

That matching “Bill W.’s Bitch” T-shirt and hat not go over as well as you’d hoped last year? The Fix has once again curated a gift guide that'll make your yule both fun and sober. MORE  

The Deadly Stigma of Addiction

By Dr. Richard Juman

Is it possible to separate the disease of addiction from the stigma? Here are eight life-changing reasons we should try. MORE  

The Other Side of the Tracks

By Kelly Bourdet

Opiate maintenance treatment is a tale of two cultures. People who can afford Suboxone get to keep their addiction private. People who are restricted to methadone clinics pay the price of stigma. MORE  

Is the Disease Model an Easy Way Out?

By Chris Wright

By accepting that my gambling addiction is a disease, I've finally stopped hating myself—and maybe that's not such a good thing. MORE  

Finding My Way Home

By Nic Sheff

I recently volunteered at a homeless shelter, and it brought me right back to all those times I was on the other side of the soup ladle. MORE  

Where Bill W. Came From

By Susan Cheever

Born behind the bar in his family's big red inn—117 years ago this week—Wilson's Vermont youth wasn't exactly bucolic. His encounters with early adversity show how the child was father to the man. MORE  

A Famous Case of Spontaneous Recovery

By Maia Szalavitz

Celebrated neuroscientist-author Oliver Sacks consumed massive quantities of LSD, speed and other drugs. The day he took up writing he quit for good—no treatment. Was it really that easy? MORE  

What Is America's Hunger Fix?

By Chrisanne Grise

Many believe that Dr. Pamela Peeke's huge bestseller, The Hunger Fix, will revolutionize the way we view our eating issues. She tells The Fix why food addiction has a vise-like grip. MORE  

The Junkie Legend of Philly's Pill Hill

By Jeff Deeney

Philly's open-air market for Oxy was about as safe as street dealing gets. Then the cops shut Pill Hill down. Now opiate addicts are in a lot more danger. MORE  

Groundhog Day in Rehab

By Christopher O'Connor

One addict's journey through more than a dozen rehabs has taught him more than he needs to know about those shaky first days of treatment. MORE  

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Buddhist Approach to Recovery Offers 12-Step Alternative

Author Noah Levine presents an alternative recovery method for the non-Christian set.

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Golfer Dustin Johnson Tested Positive For Cocaine

This week, Johnson pulled out of competition and suddenly announced a leave of absence. Now we know why.

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Pregnancy Criminalization Laws Shed Light on Struggle of Mothers With Addiction

Reproductive rights, criminal justice advocates, and most medical organizations have slammed Tennessee's draconian law punishing women addicts.

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Failure to Launch: North Carolina Drug Test Program Fizzles

A lack of funding and an overwhelming backlog of applications has stalled the testing program before it could begin.

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Methamphetamine Use on the Rise in India

Loopholes in the law and corruption among officials has led to a staggering increase in meth production and abuse.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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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