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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  

Your Favorite Fix Stories of 2012

By The Fix staff

With thanks to all of you for reading The Fix this year, we present a countdown of our 10 top-trafficking articles—enlightening, moving and incendiary. Just remember: We didn't pick this list—you did! MORE  

The Year in Synthetic Drugs

By Dirk Hanson

From the "Bath Salts" Cannibal to a dramatic spike in Spice-related ER visits, 2012 was the year synthetics earned a place in the drug pantheon. MORE  

Secret Drinking, Media Blackout

By Susan Cheever

Booze is implicated in many more major news stories than the press ever acknowledges, from party politics to bloody mayhem. Why the silence? MORE  

Growing Up in the Rooms of AA

By Eleanor Rose

A childhood of AA meetings didn't save me from my own drinking problem. But at least I knew where to go when my own end came. MORE  

Hooked on the Web: Internet Addiction

By Melanie Eckhoff

Recent studies of college students begin to clarify the relationship between Internet compulsion, depression and other serious problems. MORE  

The Dangerous New Disease in Needle Park

By Jeff Deeney

With risks like addiction, HIV and hepatitis C, the last thing street junkies need is another disease to ward off. But that's just what they have—and almost no one is paying attention. MORE  

Meet the World's Most Famous Interventionist

By Sacha Z. Scoblic

In her seven years on Intervention, Candy Finnigan has seen it all. In this exclusive interview, she explains how her own intervention brought her to where she is today. MORE  

The Chronicles of Sex in Rehab

By Christopher O'Connor

Some say you shouldn't date anyone in the first year of sobriety. So what happens if you hook up in rehab—again and again and again? Nothing good. MORE  

Inside the Ibogaine Underground

By Matt Harvey

A heroin-addicted friend was determined to detox via this controversial—and illegal—hallucinogen. Reluctantly, I agreed to help him score it and to supervise his trip. What was I thinking? MORE  

Ask Maia: How Many Drinks Is Too Many?

By Maia Szalavitz

Developing a physical dependence on alcohol is a little different for everyone, but the most common red flag is found in the numbers—and they are big ones. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
What We Know, and Don’t Know, About Depression and Alcoholism

The recent death of actor Robin Williams cast anew a spotlight on the complicated relationship between addiction and depression.

8/28/14 7:30pm
Father Accused of Executing Drunk Driver Acquitted

Prosecutors were irate that David Barajas was found not guilty by the jury

8/28/14 5:30pm
Sick of Hangovers? Consider Changing Your DNA

A new study revealed that the answer to why you're hungover might be in your genes.

8/28/14 3:30pm
Weed Can Reduce Domestic Violence in Married Couples

It should come as no surprise that there are significantly fewer incidents of domestic violence among weed-smoking couples.

8/28/14 1:00pm
WHO Calls for Stronger Electronic Cigarette Regulation

The World Health Organization also wants a ban of indoor use of the product until conclusive proof that exhaled vapor is not harmful.

8/28/14 10:30am

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Helping My Wife Survive Childhood Sexual Abuse

My wife revealed to me that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. The process of healing has been difficult, but together we are working towards her recovery.

The Rehab Review
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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