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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  

How the Rehab Fame Game Distorts Drug and Alcohol Treatment

By Brian Macaulay

If everything we know about rehab comes from celebrity stories, how are we supposed to recognize and accept real help? MORE  

Substance Abuse and the Elderly: The Forgotten Casualties

By Paul Gaita

Prescription drug abuse among our seniors has skyrocketed. What can be done about it? MORE  

For Addicts: Rat Cages or Playgrounds?

By Charles Eisenstein

Be it drugs, alcohol, porn, overeating or whatever your personal addiction, put an abuser in a playground and see what happens.  MORE  

Are Athletes More Susceptible to Eating Disorders?

By Dana Byerly

Athletes face a lot of pressure to stay fit, stay winning and stay in school. The pressure to be invincible can make it harder to get help for the anxiety and associated eating disorders that often result from this perfectionism. MORE  

Recovery On Film

By Evan H.

My program and my humor have taught me that I am a lot like every other addict, and a lot like every other person – valuable, perfectly imperfect, and afraid of clowns. MORE  

Instant Gratification As A Way Out of Addiction? Yes!

By Dana Smith

Seeking instant gratification instead of waiting for a more valuable prize can get people into addiction, but this "delay discounting" mentality can be used to break free of addiction as well. MORE  

My First and Last 5K

By Kristen Rybandt

I liked to visualize the alcoholic toxins leaving my body in beads of sweat. MORE  

The Holistic Solution To Addiction and Emotional Upsets

By Cathy Cassata

Family therapist Doreen Maller shares her innovative holistic approach to treating families challenged by addiction or trauma. A Fix interview. MORE  

A Fix Special Report—The Maddening State of Addiction Research Funding

By Kathleen Phalen Tomaselli

With not enough funding to go around, young (and some old) innovators are being swept aside for supposedly "tried and true" researchers and scientists. Who decides this and at what cost to society? MORE  

Activists or AA Bashers?

By Juliet Abram

 Am I an AA Basher because I found Alcoholics Anonymous unhelpful? MORE  

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A former top intelligence officer was among those indicted for helping Colombian traffickers run drugs into the United States.

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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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Mortality Rates for Anorexia Remain Unchanged in 2014

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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Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

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.

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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