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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  

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  

Why the Resistance to Addiction Meds?

By Sacha Z. Scoblic

Medical intervention can dramatically increase recovery success rates. But without an attitude adjustment in the rooms and most rehabs, new and better drugs will remain elusive. MORE  

I Shall Regret the Past

By Nic Sheff

People in recovery sometimes say they’re grateful to be addicts. Good for them. But if I could go back and erase my addled past, I’d do it in a heartbeat. MORE  

We Don't Treat Brains, We Treat People

By Andrew Tatarsky PhD

The idea that addiction is a "brain disease" is a common one. But does it lead treatment professions to approach the problem in the wrong way? MORE  

My Normie Wife

By Nic Sheff

I’m a former meth head who hustled to support his habit. My wife’s history is completely pristine. And that’s a good thing. After all, one person like me in a marriage is plenty. MORE  

Coed Life at Binge University

By Susan Cheever

From state schools to the Ivy League, drinking to get bombed has long been the most popular activity on the quad. Is the problem with our kids or our colleges? MORE  

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Instead of picnic baskets and honey, this bear was in search of brew and pina coladas.

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Queen Elizabeth's Racehorse Tests Positive For Drugs

Not even British royalty is immune from the scandal of drugs.

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Morning Roundup: July 24, 2014

Cameron Diaz upset over Drew Barrymore drug questions, Daniel Radcliffe says no booze means better sex, and drunk man gets into fist fight with bus stop sign.

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Inquest Confirms Peaches Geldof Had Heroin In Home Before Death

A massive amount of heroin and a wide range of drug paraphernalia were found by police after her overdose death in April.

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Oli Sykes 'F***ing' Thanks Fans for Helping His Recovery

When receiving an APMA music award, the vocalist of Bring Me The Horizon took the opportunity to thank all those who supported him in his recovery from drug addiction.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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A Man—With an Eating Disorder

When I tell people I have an eating disorder, I get surprise, sympathy, empathy and laughing-shock: "Men can have eating disorders?”

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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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