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Does Occupy Wall Street Have a Drug Problem?

By Jed Bickman

It isn't a pot carnival or a "crack alley," no matter what Fox News claims. But despite a new zero-tolerance policy, alcohol and drug use in Zuccotti park may threaten the entire movement.  MORE  

Murder in the Rooms of AA

By Tony O'Neill

One AA sponsor was falsely implicated in the slaying of a prostitute, while another was gunned down after divulging someone's top-secret "fourth step" confession. Just how protected are you when helping people who may be mentally ill—or even dangerous?  MORE  

Now Two Years Sober, '80s Pop Icon Boy George Invites Amy Winehouse to Join Him at AA

By Donel DeFreese

Boy George, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bono, Marianne Faithfull, George Michael, Ozzy Osbourne, Amy Winehouse—how do you sign up for that meeting? MORE  

AA and Anonymity—What Would Bill W. Do?

By Susan Cheever

Long before it became an inviolable tradition, A.A.'s leaders interpreted anonymity in their own unique ways. As AA's most prolific historian reports, even the fellowship's founder struggled with the concept. MORE  

Toronto's AA Intergroup Bounces Atheists After Spirited Battle

By Dirk Hanson

A long-simmering dispute over spirituality in A.A. finally lead traditionalists to trash atheists in a public Toronto take-down. MORE  

THE FIX 411: A Directory of Recovery Resources

By Maer Roshan

Introducing The Fix 411, a one-stop guide to hundreds of fellowships, blogs, legal & medical resources, research facilities and government programs. All in one place. MORE  

Martin Sheen Stars as Bill W. in AA Play

By Dirk Hanson

In a roundabout father-son faceoff, Martin Sheen headlines AA play as Charlie trashes it. MORE  

AA Confronts Media Over Anonymity

By Dirk Hanson

Do news outlets have a duty to protect the anonymity of AA members? MORE  

Last Call For a Professional Bar-Fly

By Bill Manville

Drinking nearly destroyed one of New York's most notorious nightlife critics. But it also gave him a new life. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

A.A.'s Anonymity, a Medical Marijuana Fail in Illinois, and Vancouver's Besieged Injection Site. 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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Sober Living
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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