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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  

Six Ways to Fight Suicide

By Christopher Tepedino

Alcohol and substance use play a part in many suicides—but there are more resources than ever to help. MORE  

Comic Transformation

By Amy Dresner

With 20 years of sobriety, comedian Ian Harvie looks back on coming out as a lesbian, then as an alcoholic and then as transitioning into a male body in The Fix Q&A. MORE  

The Benefits of Falling off the Map

By J. Maarten Troost

Best-selling author J. Maarten Troost attributes his misfortunes, including his descent into alcoholism, to living far from the ocean. Read more in our exclusive excerpt from his new adventure tale Headhunters on My Doorstep MORE  

15 Bad Grandpas (and Grandmas)

By McCarton Ackerman

Retirement doesn’t have to be boring. These senior citizens bypassed the bingo nights and became involved in some of the most high-profile drug smuggling and dealing cases in recent history. MORE  

Johnny Marr, Perfume Genius, Ghostface Killah...etc.

By Maggie Serota

Plus Richard Thompson, Eligh, Kim Dal, Ian McKaye, Jason Isbel, Jim Reid, Bob Mould, Ben Gibbard and Kendrick Lamar  MORE  

Worth an Ear: Sia Furler

By Maggie Serota

Spotlight on... Sia FurlerThe Australian singer and songwriter began her career performing on the Adelaide jazz circuit before moving to London, sang back-up for Jamiroquai and signed her first deal as a solo artist, performing under the singular name Sia.  MORE  

Worth an Ear: Jon Wurster

By Maggie Serota

Spotlight on... Jon WursterBefore playing in bands himself, Jon Wurster booked shows for the Philadelphia punk institution The Dead Milkmen in Wurster’s hometown of Harleysville, Pennsylvania. MORE  

Tanning Addiction. For Real.

By Cathy Cassata

Studies show that the need to excessively tan may be a symptom of a mental health issue, and possibly even an addiction. MORE  

A Rendezvous with Hope

By Bill White

What I learned from these remarkable women was that, for the disempowered, the spark of recovery is a synergy of pain and hope experienced in the context of a catalytic relationship. MORE  

A Veteran Addiction Researcher Tells All

By John Lavitt

Whats going on in Iraq and Vietnam with drug addiction? What's up with Obamacare? With research and unlicensed addiction counselors? The word from Dr. Richard Rawson. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Serial Fraudster Blames Return to Jail on Gambling Addiction

Shaun Nixon is currently behind bars for his fourth fraud conviction in seven years.

8/22/14 7:30pm
Vets Fight Against Prescription Drugs and Prescribing Doctors

Veterans who have been overprescribed medications are starting to take matters into their own hands.

8/22/14 5:30pm
Study: Teen Pot Smokers May End Up on Disability as Adults

An extensive study conducted by Swedish researchers found that male pot smokers are more likely to require disability pensions when they're older.

8/22/14 3:30pm
Iran Opens First State-Run Rehab For Alcoholism

Despite doling out the death penalty for just drinking alcohol, Iran has now made combating alcoholism a top priority.

8/22/14 1:00pm
Australia's Top Junior Tennis Player Banned For Ecstasy Use

Bradley Mousley won't be allowed to compete again until next year.

8/22/14 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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