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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  

The Problem With Gay AA

By Duncan Roy

Until gay men sort out their sex issues, they can’t stay sober. And until I sort out mine, I can’t be happy. MORE  

The Truth About Workaholism

By Chris Wright

Many people view "workaholism" as a virtue, or even a joke. But a spate of recent studies suggests the condition should be taken much more seriously. MORE  

Romney Fat Cat's Reefer Madness

By Maia Szalavitz

Mel Sembler has long been a top advisor on drug policy to Republicans. His creds? Rehabs notorious for teen abuse. Now he's bankrolling the opposition to Colorado's pot-legalization amendment. MORE  

Seven Sensational Drug Documentaries

By Tony O'Neill

Heart-rending, startling and enlightening, here's a selection—complete with clips—of some of the best work on drugs, addiction and policy ever committed to film.  MORE  

I Was a Sober College Student

By Lily Weinstein

With school starting this month, I've been reflecting on my sober university life—which involved an a cappella singing group, a Pimps and Hos fraternity party, depression and, ultimately, freedom. MORE  

Are Methadone Moms Unfit to Keep Their Babies?

By Maia Szalavitz

When an addict gets pregnant, doctors advise her to do methadone, not go cold turkey. But to child welfare officials, the woman is still a junkie—and a danger to her newborn.  MORE  

There Is Recovery in Prison

By Henry Farrell

An insane love of drinking while driving led me to my fourth DWI, and a prison bid in upstate New York. This is how I managed to find recovery behind bars. MORE  

Addicted Troops Get Silent Treatment

By Katie Drummond

They risked their lives for their country. Now, even as conflicts in the Middle East heat up, drug-struggling vets and active-duty soldiers find they can ask little in return. MORE  

Puking Myself Clean

By Steven Martin

After realizing with horror that I'd become a full-on opium fiend, I needed a private and cheap way to kick. The infamous "Thai puking rehab" turned out to be my best bet. MORE  

10 Most Dubious Drinking Games

By Bryan Le

Now and again, recovering alcoholics can take a look back at their savage youth and reflect on exactly how bad it got. Here are 10 great examples of behavior they may wish to forget. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
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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New Film Explores Gaming Addiction Behind Tragic Infant Death

The documentary 'Love Child' explores the tragic and unnecessary death of child neglect in South Korea brought on by gaming addiction.

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Brooklyn Principal Charged With Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

Sadie Silver, a respected 20-year veteran, shocked the community where she was born and raised.

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Revised Mississippi Welfare Law Could Punish Children of Addicts

The proposed law would cut off welfare benefits for children if their parents test dirty.

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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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