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Should All Doctors Check Out AA?

By Hunter R. Slaton

An NYU researcher urges physicians to attend 12-step meetings for "education." Some recovering addicts tell The Fix they agree. MORE  

How Does Service Help You Stay Sober?

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell talks about sharing her experience, and making living amends. MORE  

Cocaine Anonymous Celebrates 30 Years

By Owen Osborne

A joyful, poignant gathering in LA marks a special occasion for many thousands of recovering cocaine addicts. MORE  

Morning Roundup: September 11, 2012

By May Wilkerson

Former Mexican liaison to the US charged with cartel involvement, UK heroin users face anthrax threat, and new Mark Ruffalo film explores sex addiction and recovery. MORE  

12-Steps Help Teens

By Valerie Tejeda

New evidence suggests that working a 12-step program can offer substance abusing teens a better chance. MORE  

Suicide Anonymous: Recovery From Addiction to Death

By May Wilkerson

A fledgling program modeled on AA helps people who have a compulsion to kill themselves. MORE  

The Twelve Steps for Zombies

By Michael Showalter

Is it possible to live a program of recovery if you're not technically among the living? With these revised 12 Steps, it's worth a shot. MORE  

Caught in the Web: An Internet Addict's Story

By Hunter R. Slaton

Internet addiction doesn’t just mean hours lost to Facebook. For an early online abuser named Pauline, it meant demoralization familiar to any low-bottom alcoholic. So she started a 12-step meeting. MORE  

Video: "Sh*t 12 Steppers Say"

By Sam Lansky

The latest of a viral video trend captures some of recovering addicts' favorite verbal tics to a tee. MORE  

'Hung' Star Thomas Jane on Sex, Drugs and Sobriety

By Anna David

Squelching gay-for-pay rumors, Hung's Thomas Jane opens up about the DUI that was actually a failed suicide attempt, and how waking up in jail to a cop asking for his autograph got him to clean up his life. MORE  

The Quick Fix
Treatment Center in India Exposed As Drug Den

A group of local activists organized a raid on the government-run agency after hearing multiple reports that officials were dealing drugs to patients.

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Christian Leaders Criticize War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration

Reflecting on the symbolic rebirth of Easter, a group of Christian leaders denounced the costly and ineffective war on drugs while urging policymakers to consider treatment.

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Brain Activity in Rats on PCP Offers Clues to Schizophrenia

When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain.

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Everyday Average Couple Accused Of Running Massive Drug Ring

Part of a husband and wife team, Sarah Hannan controlled the finances of an extensive drug operation while on paid maternity leave.

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Global Drug Survey Shows Alcohol Is Most Commonly Used Drug In The World

Far outpacing tobacco and marijuana, alcohol remains humanity's drug of choice.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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