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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  

Robin Williams: You Know You're An Alcoholic If...

By The Fix staff

Comic Relief: Robin Williams' checklist of tell-tale signs you might just have a problem with alcohol. MORE  

THE FIX CHALLENGE: Join These Former Addicts in Seeking A Natural State

By Doug Heyes and Alesha Carlander

It's deep clean time - alcohol, caffeine, sex, processed foods, the works - now that Ayahuasca helped get us get past addiction. It's time to seek a total natural state. MORE  

Should Prescribing Doctors Be Held Responsible When Their Patients OD and Die?

By Remi L. Roy

Rehab admissions have increased, emergency room visits are up and overdose deaths from prescription medication have multiplied dramatically as a result of unregulated prescribing practices. MORE  

Killing Veterans With Painkillers

By Cameron Turner

Our veterans' overdose death rate was 33% higher than average as VA doctors blithely prescribed opioid and other dangerous drugs. Some good changes are happening - but then there is stiff resistance from pill pushers. MORE  

Five Crucial Steps to Reprogram Your Life

By Cathy Cassata

The Fix Q&A with John Norcross, author of Changeology: 5 Steps to Realizing Your Goals and Resolutions. MORE  

One Simple Way to Save Taxpayers $7B Annually

By Paul Gaita

Giving drug offenders treatment instead of prison time benefits us all. MORE  

How Rock 'N Roll Can Save A Kid's Life

By Neville Elder

In New York, one program is bringing teens back from trouble with the power of black skinny jeans and electric guitars. MORE  

Is Your Doctor Addicted to Drugs?

By Cathy Cassata

Learn how to tell if your healthcare provider is using and what to do to safeguard yourself. MORE  

Alcoholism and Genetics: What You Need to Know

By Jeaneane Swanson

Alcoholism can be passed down from parent to child, but not in the same way as Alzheimer's or cancer. How exactly is it passed on? MORE  

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New Study Identifies Triggers In Cocaine Relapse

A connection between endogenous amino acids and opioid receptors may offer a clue as to why people relapse.

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World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use

Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate of drug abuse, as shown by Portugal.

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Kesha Displays New Outlook After Rehab For Eating Disorder

The 'Tik Tok' singer has found a new lease on life following a stint in rehab to combat anorexia and bulimia.

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Number of Drug Users In United Kingdom Jumps To 2.7 Million

A new survey has revealed a significant rise in the use of various illicit drugs despite an overall drop in recent years.

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Brain Atrophy in Schizophrenics Linked to Antipsychotic Drugs

A new study has suggested that the loss of brain volume in schizophrenics may be the result of medication.

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

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