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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  

12 Shocking Drug News Items From the Sunshine State

By McCarton Ackerman

From wickedly funny to stunningly stupid to eye-raising examples of brutal behavior, Florida is the state that keeps on making headlines in the drug world. MORE  

The Unhappy Side of Anti-Depressants

By Jeaneane Swanson

SSRI's can aid in depression and recovery, but users also become dependent and there can be major withdrawal symptoms. So where's the healthy balance? MORE  

No Profit In Junkies, New Heroin Vaccine Ignored

By John Lavitt

An existing heroin vaccine might save many, but neither the government nor Pharma care enough to finance it—even now. Why? MORE  

A Lifelong Liberal Walks Out of a Bar

By Christopher Dale

How Alcoholics Anonymous Affected My Politics MORE  

Rehabs for Everybody!

By The Fix staff

Comic Relief—Denis Leary on rehab and the rest of it. MORE  

AA Critic Lights Another Fire (includes new section)

By John Lavitt

Dr. Lance Dodes co-authored the latest book arguing why AA is not effective treatment for alcoholics. Lots of people are angry. MORE  

What's the Matter With Drug Testing Students?

By Erica Sweeney

As more public schools climb on the testing bandwagon, is there supportive evidence it makes a difference or is it simply butt-covering by school boards? The debate rages across the country. MORE  

There Are Five Levels of Drinking

By The Fix staff

Comic Relief—Larry Miller dissects the five stages of getting drunk. MORE  

From Cold Turkey to Manorexia

By Akil Wingate

Going "cold turkey" means ditching bad habits for a healthier lifestyle, but what if your addiction is achieving the perfect physique? MORE  

Beyond Salvage: A Fresh Vision of Mental Health

By Brian Donohue

Mental health is often thought of as a "salvage operation," where psychotherapists pull people out of the water downstream with no time to think about who is dumping them in upstream. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Drew Bees Drug Tested Twice After Boasts Of Physical Prowess

The New Orleans Saints quarterback was 'randomly' selected for a drug test after claiming he could play till he was 45.

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Morning Roundup: July 29, 2014

Scott Disick swears off booze for Kourtney Kardashian, dozens arrested for drunk incidents at Keith Urban concert, and Chicago alderman arrested for DUI.

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Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an.

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Brain-Boosting 'Smart Drugs' On The Rise

With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal.

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New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.

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Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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