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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  

Weed Should Be Illegal

By Kevin A. Sabet

According to this former Obama Administration advisor, the risks of legalization far outweigh the potential benefits—and he claims he's got the data to prove it. MORE  

Ask Maia: Switching Addictions

By Maia Szalavitz

Turning on a new addiction in order to turn off an old one may be the right move if you are reducing potential harm. This how-to will help. MORE  

Addiction's House of Horrors

By McCarton Ackerman

When we discuss substance abuse, we shouldn't flinch from acknowledging how horrific the results can be. Here are 10 harrowing examples. (Warning: Readers may find some images disturbing.) MORE  

Tales of a Breathalyzer Tech

By Jeff Winkler

Drunk-driving arrests surge over Halloween. Those caught can be required to get a breathalyzer installed in their car—by a technician like Tony. He tells The Fix about the culprits he meets, the bribes he refuses and the wrecks he sees. MORE  

Do the 12 Steps Belong in Addiction Treatment?

By Maia Szalavitz

Spiritual programs like AA have long served as the mainstay of addiction treatment. So have people who are recovery successes. That's the problem. MORE  

My Awkward Sober Sex Life

By Rebecca Parker

Navigating the subtle space between blindfolds and tender declarations of love hasn't been easy. But no one ever said sober sex is a cakewalk. MORE  

The War of the Poppies

By Jed Bickman

As the US prepares to leave Afghanistan in 2014, we can claim some victories in the war on terror. But in the war on drugs there, we raised the white flag of surrender years ago. MORE  

Silly Studies on Addiction

By Susan Cheever

The media is continually treating us to research touting "new," "promising," even "breakthrough" knowledge. But do they really deliver? 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  

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The Quick Fix
What We Know, and Don’t Know, About Depression and Alcoholism

The recent death of actor Robin Williams cast anew a spotlight on the complicated relationship between addiction and depression.

8/28/14 7:30pm
Father Accused of Executing Drunk Driver Acquitted

Prosecutors were irate that David Barajas was found not guilty by the jury

8/28/14 5:30pm
Sick of Hangovers? Consider Changing Your DNA

A new study revealed that the answer to why you're hungover might be in your genes.

8/28/14 3:30pm
Weed Can Reduce Domestic Violence in Married Couples

It should come as no surprise that there are significantly fewer incidents of domestic violence among weed-smoking couples.

8/28/14 1:00pm
WHO Calls for Stronger Electronic Cigarette Regulation

The World Health Organization also wants a ban of indoor use of the product until conclusive proof that exhaled vapor is not harmful.

8/28/14 10:30am

Rehabilitation Directories

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Helping My Wife Survive Childhood Sexual Abuse

My wife revealed to me that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. The process of healing has been difficult, but together we are working towards her recovery.

The Rehab Review
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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