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The 12 Craziest NFL Drug & Alcohol Arrests in the Last Year

By McCarton Ackerman

Since March 2013, NFL players have been arrested a staggering 48 times. Over 27 of these arrests have been related to drugs and alcohol. (There's a handy database to keep track.) From bar fights to team smoking sessions, check out the 12 biggest drug fumbles among NFL players in the last 12 months.  MORE  

The 12 Craziest Celebrity Drug Stories Of 2013

By McCarton Ackerman

From throwing bongs, to bizarre methods of getting sober and tragic deaths, The Fix recaps the biggest Hollywood drug stories of the year. MORE  

10 Politicians Arrested For Drugs In 2013

By McCarton Ackerman

2013 isn't all about Rob Ford, crack and Toronto. The USA has plenty of its own drug and alcohol fueled politicians. Here are 10 cases from this year showing that our own politicians aren't above the law either.  MORE  

10 Former Stoner Musicians Who Quit Smoking Pot

By McCarton Ackerman

These artists made no secret of their love for all things weed, but eventually had enough and attempted the drug-free life—with varying degrees of success. MORE  

How Blockbusters Quit Smoking

By Bryan Le

Cigarettes used to be cool, and it showed in our taste in movies. But as time passed, Hollywood began to leave smoking on the cutting-room floor. Witness the transition in these 10 classic summer flicks. MORE  

Read Their Slips: 10 Tripped Up Politicians

By McCarton Ackerman

Politicians—drug prohibitionists included—make many moves that leave us wondering if they were under the influence of something. Frequently, they're unfortunate enough to provide hard evidence. MORE  

10 Memorial Days to Forget

By Bryan Le

Getting drunk on Memorial Day is as American as apple pie—and can also be as deadly as a rattlesnake. Avoid the fates of these boat-crashing, chopper-burning miscreants. MORE  

The Fix Hosts David Sheff

By Hunter R. Slaton

Fix readers and staff gathered with addiction experts and advocates for a memorable event with author David Sheff in Newport Beach. MORE  

10 TV Characters Who Relapsed

By McCarton Ackerman

Relapse is grim, but is it always as gruesome as shows like House, The Sopranos and Breaking Bad suggest? Thankfully not—but it sure drives ratings. MORE  

10 Crazy Attempts to Get High

By Bryan Le

Tempted to try licking toads, munching fish heads or sipping reindeer urine? Perhaps the gruesome details will bring you to your senses. MORE  

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Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Teens In Decline

The annual SAMHSA survey found that rates of use for most substances have dropped significantly, though most Americans are still not getting treatment.

9/19/14 7:30pm
Proposed British Alcohol Tax To Help Fund Treatment Programs

The Centre for Social Justice has proposed a two-pence tax on alcohol in order to pay for addiction treatment.

9/19/14 5:30pm
Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks Millions for Addiction Treatment

Even if passed, the $80 million legislation is almost assured to be doomed by the Republican-led House.

9/19/14 3:30pm
South Carolina Man Illegally Operated Rehabs In Three States

Clayton Alfred White declared himself to be a professional drug counselor despite having no license or even training.

9/19/14 1:00pm
Philadelphia Man Accused of Running Illegal 'Recovery Homes'

Jeffrey Jackson has been accused of putting recovering addicts at risk by housing them in rooms deemed unfit for human dwelling.

9/19/14 10:30am

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Normies React to the 12 Steps

"I think admitting to having a problem in general is the right first step, but to admit powerlessness is unhealthy. .. I think admitting powerlessness is more harmful because it doesn't help. Admitting that you want and need help is more useful after admittance."

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

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?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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