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The Failure of Catch and Release Drug Treatment Court

By Ellen Sousares

My son's experience of drug treatment court highlights a system that misunderstands addict psychology with fatal results. 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  

Morning Roundup: March 13, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Ernest Hemingway imagined Marlene Dietrich 'drunk and naked,' Conrad Murray practices medicine again, drunk groom escorted off plane, and drunk man wanders Alabama store with gun. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 5, 2013

By The Fix staff

FDA approves new drug to treat opioid addiction, MLB umpire fired over failed drug test, and a Wisconsin dad faces deportation for smoking pot as a teenager. MORE  

James Gandolfini, An Impossible Act to Follow

By McCarton Ackerman

The much-loved Sopranos star dies of a heart attack at 51, after a celebrated career and a history of drug problems and sobriety. MORE  

Coffee's Energy Boost Is a Sign That You're Addicted

By McCarton Ackerman

Caffeine's "pick-me-up" could just be the body fighting withdrawal, according to a new study. MORE  

Cameron Douglas Writes from Prison, Demanding Change

By Victoria Kim

Michael Douglas' son, incarcerated for drug crimes, slams the system for its treatment of addicts. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 29, 2013

By Victoria Kim

There are now over 280 "legal highs" in Europe, "innocent" Arizona woman held in Mexico on drug smuggling charges, and marijuana gardens linked to owl deaths. MORE  

Record MDMA User Took "40,000 Ecstasy Tablets"

By Bryan Le

Doctors say "Mr. A" now suffers memory loss as a result of his long-term, heavy MDMA use. MORE  

What Drives Some Addicts to Violence?

By Jeff Deeney

The "junkie Bonnie and Clyde" who caused carnage in New Jersey recently aimed to "go out with a bang." But stories like theirs are atypical; can we ever anticipate them? MORE  

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Brandi Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, was sentenced to prison for six years.

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New Nail Polish Could Detect Date Rape Drugs

The brainchild of four male undergrads, Undercover Colors aims to empower women to protect themselves from horrendous crimes.

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Soldier Who Blamed Chantix for Murder Gets New Trial

Defendant George MacDonald may have been suffering some side effects of Chantix, which include depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations.

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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, 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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