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Morning Roundup: December 27, 2012

By The Fix staff

Nine killed in Mexican drug cartel gun battle, link between pot and psychosis goes both ways, and a drunk driver is busted at Bill Wilson's home. MORE  

Oregon's State-Funded Addiction Treatment Pays Off

By McCarton Ackerman

The state's strategy of investing in addiction treatment reaps human and financial rewards. MORE  

Can Blocking Memories Help Addicts Recover?

By Valerie Tejeda

Scientists discover a way to suppress memories that could be used to treat PTSD and addiction. MORE  

Addiction Treatment Fails Transgender People

By May Wilkerson

Transgender individuals face a higher rate of addiction. Health-care and treatment services often let them down. MORE  

Fix Columnist Maia Szalavitz Wins Media Award

By May Wilkerson

Szalavitz is tapped by uber-brainiac group for her outstanding addiction journalism. MORE  

Groundhog Day in Rehab

By Christopher O'Connor

One addict's journey through more than a dozen rehabs has taught him more than he needs to know about those shaky first days of treatment. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 9, 2012

By The Fix staff

Mexico scrambles to change strategy after US pot legalization, energy-drinking soldiers snooze on the job, and Melbourne Cup drunks "heap shame" on Australia. MORE  

George McGovern's Addiction Legacy

By May Wilkerson

The liberal icon's rich legacy includes a treatment center and a book remembering his daughter, who died of alcoholism. MORE  

Cult "Treatment" Leads to Loss of Addict's Leg

By McCarton Ackerman

The leader of a Korean-American Christian group reportedly ordered a New York woman to gag her addicted brother and bind him with duct tape. MORE  

Vancouver's Addicts Rally for Recovery

By Valerie Tejeda

On Canada's first ever "Recovery Day," hundreds of recovering addicts demand more treatment programs. MORE  

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How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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."

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

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