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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  

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  

You Bet Your Life

By Chris Wright

A gambling addiction won’t ruin your liver or collapse your veins, but it's got the highest suicide rate of any addiction. It's National Suicide Prevention Week, so we ask: How is that possible? MORE  

The Calm at the Center of the AA Storm

By Susan Cheever

The mood of AA meetings can range from the ridiculous to the sublime. But amid all the commotion and emotion, you can access a rare stillness—with lasting benefits. MORE  

Rehab vs. Religion in Rocky Egypt

By Joseph Braude

Drug addiction has escalated in Egypt since the revolution. In part two of The Fix's report from Cairo, treatment activists are racing against time—and Islamic traditions—to gain acceptance. MORE  

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Mexican Drug Cartel Allegedly Had Stash House In Minnesota

Four men have been charged with operating the spot for an unnamed cartel. One has pleaded guilty, while another remains at large.

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A stunning increase in the numbers of Aussies injured by alcohol has prompted calls for tough warning labels.

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An undercover sting operation in June busted two officers and one former officer smuggling prescription pills into Rikers Island prison.

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Jessica Barrymore was parked on the street in her car surrounded by drugs, according to police.

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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.

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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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