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Morning Roundup: February 13, 2013

By The Fix staff

Russia bans smoking in public places, a Coca-Cola addict's death harms Coca-Cola's "healthy" image, and Bruce Willis talks about his ex-sobriety. MORE  

Mindy McCready Involuntarily Admitted to Rehab

By McCarton Ackerman

The country singer spiraled into substance abuse following her husband's recent suicide. MORE  

Doctors Routinely Miss Signs of Problem Drinking

By McCarton Ackerman

Primary care doctors who rely on instinct alone fail to spot 70% of problem drinkers among their patients. 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  

The Amazing Story of Lost in Woonsocket

By Luke Walker

The director of an addiction documentary airing this weekend tells The Fix how it changed his life. MORE  

Drinking Their Way to Sobriety

By Bryan Le

A new program in Vancouver serves booze to acute alcoholics while gradually preparing them for detox. MORE  

Early Liver Disease Hits Epidemic Levels in England

By Luke Walker

Liver-related hospital admissions soar, especially among the young. MORE  

Is Your Job Driving You to Drink?

By Kenneth Garger

Working over 50 hours a week greatly increases your chances of becoming alcohol dependent. MORE  

Another Houston Rockets Off to Rehab

By Anna David

Longtime substance abuser Whitney Houston and troubled teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina end up in separate rehab programs. MORE  

The Quick Fix
Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

4/18/14 7:30pm
Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

4/18/14 5:30pm
Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

4/18/14 3:31pm
Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

4/18/14 3:30pm
High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

4/18/14 1:00pm

Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
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."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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