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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  

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  

The Brilliant Diary of Mary Rose, Truthteller

By Jessica Willis

An addict youth's tell-all for a new generation from Legs Mcneil and Gillian McCain. “I think for parents who actually talk to their kids, this book is a great conversation starter. For parents who don’t talk to their kids, this is going to be a time bomb.”  MORE  

Will Marijuana Become the Next Sports Medicine?

By Paul Gaita

Some big-name athletes are calling for medical marijuana to replace dangerous and addictive prescription painkillers. Pro sports leagues are listening but not acting. How long until that changes? MORE  

Sex and Drugs and Tennessee

By A.J. Dugger III

There's a connection between America's biggest musical state and the drug epidemic there; our Tennessee correspondent investigates. MORE  

Psychedelics As a Healing Tool - Here Is the Current Research

By Sarah Bon

Though we have a basic understanding of their processes, finding out what  those changes are and what they mean to cognition and behavior is still in early stages of research.  MORE  

Sex, Screenwriting, and Sobriety

By Amy Dresner

Author Diana Gould shares her inspirations for Coldwater, a story about a detective show writer struggling with alcoholism who gets wrapped up in her own real-life mystery. MORE  

Look Who Is Making Billions From Criminalizing Minor Drug Offenders - A Special Fix Report  

By Michelle Renee Matisons and Seth Sandronsky

Why are so many drug possessors sent to prison rather than treatment? Consider the “prison-industrial” complex, including the bail bond industry, which lobbies for harsh penalties that increase the volume of those arrested and jailed.  MORE  

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Will a nationwide monitoring system to track the drug and alcohol use of truck drivers cause more issues than it proposes to fix?

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Despite Bonds being convicted on obstruction, the delivery giant hopes that his high-profile lawyer can help them avoid hefty fines and prison for employees.

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A former top intelligence officer was among those indicted for helping Colombian traffickers run drugs into the United States.

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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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