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Buddhist Approach to Recovery Offers 12-Step Alternative

By Victoria Kim

Author Noah Levine presents an alternative recovery method for the non-Christian set. MORE  

The Role of Spirituality within the 12 Steps

By Luke Dale-Harris

In an age of scientific empiricism, can a quasi-religious organization be the number one go-to option for people suffering the medically diagnosable disease of alcoholism?  MORE  

Sex Addiction Snags a Rom Com

By May Wilkerson

Upcoming comedy Thanks for Sharing explores the "lighter" side of 12-step recovery from sex addiction. MORE  

My Imperfect Sobriety

By Melissa Petro

I didn’t follow all the rules when I was new to program and I still don’t. Part of me knows that’s exactly how it should be.  MORE  

A Sober Passage in India

By Kristen McGuiness

After months of rootless-feeling travel, I realized—in a 12-step meeting in Mumbai—that I’d found my way home. MORE  

Sober Dancing With the Stars

By McCarton Ackerman

Ann Behringer went from being Tina Turner's back-up dancer and singer to being a leading addiction therapist. But she had to get sober first. MORE  

Can You Grow Out of a Drug Problem?

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell says situational substance abuse may pass, but addiction is ongoing. MORE  

Passages Launches "Luxury" Clothing Line

By May Wilkerson

The controversial Malibu rehab, which "cures" addiction, adds a "chic" clothing line to its lucrative business model. MORE  

The Retreat

Wayzata, Minn.

3 stars

Full days of AA stepwork combined with the “strangely spiritual” forested surroundings make this affordable, relatively strict Minnesota rehab a solid place to get sober. MORE  

When Sponsors Give Relationship Advice

By Taylor Ellsworth

There’s nothing in the "Big Book" about the exact role sponsors should play. So how are newcomers supposed to know if sponsors are overstepping their bounds? MORE  

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Boston Globe Editorial Calls for End of Heroin Prohibition

A former New Jersey police officer passionately denounced arresting and imprisoning opiate addicts.

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Moderate Drinking Can Sharpen Sense Of Smell

Israeli researchers have found that a few drinks improved an individual's ability to smell, though too many had the adverse effect.

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Study Links Medical Marijuana With Reduced Overdose Deaths

Anti-pot advocates are angry that medical marijuana is being presented as a healthier alternative to pills.

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Kentucky Inmate Dies From Methadone-Soaked Underwear

Corey McQueary died after another inmate returned to jail with the drug-soaked contraband.

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DEA Imposes New Rules to Combat Hydrocodone Threat

It's about to become a lot harder to get prescriptions for hydrocodone-based medications thanks to new DEA rules.

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Helping My Wife Survive Childhood Sexual Abuse

My wife revealed to me that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. The process of healing has been difficult, but together we are working towards her recovery.

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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