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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  

The Junkie Legend of Philly's Pill Hill

By Jeff Deeney

Philly's open-air market for Oxy was about as safe as street dealing gets. Then the cops shut Pill Hill down. Now opiate addicts are in a lot more danger. MORE  

Groundhog Day in Rehab

By Christopher O'Connor

One addict's journey through more than a dozen rehabs has taught him more than he needs to know about those shaky first days of treatment. MORE  

A Black Friday Guide for Shopaholics

By Avis Cardella

The holiday shopping season begins today. That's bad news for shopaholics and others consumed by consumption. Sound familiar? Here's the deal. MORE  

The Big Book's Case of Mistaken Identity

By Susan Cheever

The story of how one of AA's most famous slogans—"contempt before investigation"—took a long series of wrong turns to end up in the right place. MORE  

A DWI Offer You Can't Refuse

By Jeff Winkler

Cops will be out in force today, rounding up over-the-limit Memorial Day revelers. As The Fix discovered during a ride-along with the Austin PD, in some states a DWI stop can even lead to an involuntary blood sample. MORE  

What Addiction Treatment Really Needs

By Dr. A. Tom Horvath

The field of addiction has to get it together. This modest proposal offers five places to start, from individualizing treatment to professionalizing treaters. MORE  

Forrest’s Fire

By Sacha Z. Scoblic

Before he was the sage of Celebrity Rehab, Bob Forrest was a notoriously drugged-out singer on the LA punk-rock scene. Now he's clean and devoted to helping save others. Meet addiction's unlikely idol.  MORE  

Addiction Brain Scans, Unscrambled

By Dr. Doris Payer

We're used to media splashes about so-called "holes" in the brain. But what neuroimaging really tells us about the effects of drug use is much subtler—and much more helpful. MORE  

Legal Pot's Future: Dazed and Confused

By Maia Szalavitz

Washington and Colorado voted last week to legalize marijuana, but the politics of opposition are still in play. How will a second-term President Obama respond? MORE  

First Person: How I Became a Junkie

By Amy Dresner

A guy I met in rehab shot me up for the first time. And then the needle and I had a love affair all our own.  MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Philadelphia Man Accused of Running Illegal 'Recovery Homes'

Jeffrey Jackson has been accused of putting recovering addicts at risk by housing them in rooms deemed unfit for human dwelling.

10:30am
Maritime Boat Patrols Seize Drugs at Sea, Let Traffickers Go

The international Combined Maritime Forces lacks the legal authority to arrest drug smugglers.

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Morning Roundup: Sept. 19, 2014

Australian police seize Batman ecstasy in drug raids, DUI suspect threatens to join ISIS, and man high on PCP hides in kindergarten bathroom.

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PTSD and Food Addiction Go Hand-in-Hand for Women

Researchers have found the stronger the PTSD, the more likely a woman will suffer from eating addiction.

9/18/14 7:30pm
Teens Who Smoke Pot Daily Could Have More Problems Later in Life

A recent study has claimed that the more frequent the use, the more adversely affected users can become.

9/18/14 5:30pm

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Normies React to the 12 Steps

"I think admitting to having a problem in general is the right first step, but to admit powerlessness is unhealthy. .. I think admitting powerlessness is more harmful because it doesn't help. Admitting that you want and need help is more useful after admittance."

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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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