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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  

Both-Sides-Now Therapy

By Scott Kellogg

Recovery is rife with conflicts between wanting to use drugs and wanting to stop or cut back. In "integrative addiction therapy," addicts can learn how to give voice to, and get over, this inner struggle. MORE  

Ask Maia: The Ibogaine "Cure"

By Maia Szalavitz

Got a question about drugs, addiction or recovery? Need advice for a problem? Just ask our resident expert. MORE  

How Would the Candidates Debate Drugs?

By Walter Armstrong

Predictably, in round 2 in the Obama vs. Romney debates there were no questions about drugs. If they had been asked, here's how the candidates would have responded. MORE  

How Not to Get Reykjaviked

By Dave English

In my second year of sobriety, I traveled to Iceland for an artists' residency. Was I scared? Sure. From wild Reykjavik nights to a month without meetings in the Highlands, there would be plenty of triggers. Would I make it out alive? MORE  

Hustlers Anonymous

By Jeff Deeney

Money, women, guns—these are what make a street drug dealer's life so addictive. But a ghetto version of a 12-step group is offering these young men a future other than death or prison. MORE  

An American in Paris

By Kristen McGuiness

When I moved to France, my inner drunk came along for the ride. Now, I'm facing the temptations of early sobriety all over again. Will it be harder to stay sober in the City of Light? MORE  

Confessions of a Kleptomaniac

By Dylan Lavene

I became a drug addict only years after I'd discovered my first true love: compulsive thieving. I've stolen from strangers, friends—and even my own grandmother. MORE  

Dear Mr. President: A Modest Proposal

By Susan E. Foster

No need to debate this: Treating addiction as a disease is America’s greatest single opportunity to reduce costs to taxpayers, improve health and reduce crime. MORE  

The Sex Addict Defense

By Scott Alexander Hess

More than ever, when a man or woman in a relationship is caught cheating, they play the sex addiction card. But is that a good enough excuse? MORE  

Ask Maia: Kicking Cannabis

By Maia Szalavitz

Got a question about drugs, addiction or recovery? Need advice for a problem? Just ask our resident expert. MORE  

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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. 

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This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

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

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