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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  

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  

How Would the Candidates Debate Drugs?

By Walter Armstrong

Predictably, in round 2 in the Obama vs. Romney debates there were no questions about drugs. If they had been asked, here's how the candidates would have responded. MORE  

How Not to Get Reykjaviked

By Dave English

In my second year of sobriety, I traveled to Iceland for an artists' residency. Was I scared? Sure. From wild Reykjavik nights to a month without meetings in the Highlands, there would be plenty of triggers. Would I make it out alive? MORE  

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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.

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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.

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Hostel Owner Accused of Drugging and Assaulting Lodgers

Michael Harris stands accused of sexually assaulting male travelers from Germany, England, and the United States.

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Addicted to Your Phone? There's (Another) App for That

Checky is designed to keep users constantly aware of how often and even why they're always checking their phones.

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Study Says Pot Smokers Use To Cope With Negative Emotions

Researchers found that using marijuana to cope with traumatic events could lead to increased dependence.

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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.

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?

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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