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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 Case to Fund Addiction Treatment Right Now

By Dr. Richard Juman

In this economy, short-term pressures tempt cash-strapped policy makers to cut addiction treatment spending. This makes us liable for far higher financial and human costs down the line. MORE  

Why Buddhism Is Perfect for Addicts

By May Wilkerson

Longtime AA member Josh Korda runs Dharma Punx NYC, a spiritual group with an edge. Here's how Buddhism became both his higher power and core program. MORE  

Can You OD on AA?

By Kristen McGuiness

Going to meetings every day and sponsoring a bunch of newcomers is fantastic—until you realize you’ve overdone it. MORE  

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Methadone

By Maia Szalavitz

Just like ex-junkie Russell Brand, I used to believe that “maintenance” was as bad—if not worse—than active addiction. Here’s how I came to understand how fatally wrong I was. MORE  

Let Me Do Sobriety My Way

By Mishka Shubaly

While I may not be your definition of sober, I am mine. So stop telling me that I’m dry, addicted to chocolate or need an exercise intervention. MORE  

Is Your Kid an Addict?

By Jennifer Matesa

Addiction to drugs and booze are leading teenagers to the ER at a skyrocketing rate. How can you help them before they get there—and how much blame lies with the parents? MORE  

Attack of the Killer Slots

By Chris Wright

More states are embracing the easy bounty of the one-armed bandit. Sadly, we can look to London to see the grim future of American gaming, and its name is Steve. MORE  

Recovery Time

By Susan Cheever

Drinking can send a drunk into a wormhole, where a single cocktail can lead to the loss of an entire evening. Getting sober means gaining a new appreciation of the ticking of the clock. MORE  

The World's Best Drug Laws

By Tony O'Neill

What are the best and worst countries to live in if you're a drug user? What is a really good set of drug laws, anyway? One man's view: as provocative and contentious as you'd expect. MORE  

Does Kinky Sex Lead to Sex Addiction?

By Scott Alexander Hess

Acting out sexual fantasies in a safe context can be liberating. But with the explosion of "sex addiction," the kick people get from kink looks increasingly like a symptom. MORE  

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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.

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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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