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Hollywood, Addiction and Recovery - An Insider's View

By John Lavitt

Norman Stephens produced such recovery-focused movies as My Name is Bill W and My Name is Sarah. He tells The Fix about his interest in portraying recovery, and how Hollywood's attitudes about addiction have changed over the last few decades. MORE  

Our Top 10 "Just Say No" TV Specials

By McCarton Ackerman

In the '80s a flurry of cheesy after-school specials appeared on network television, designed to curb kids' enthusiasm for drugs. The Fix presents a hard-to-forget collection of clips. MORE  

Lois Wilson, My Hero

By Malina Saval

Al-Anon's founder—the wife of Bill Wilson—transcends a made-for-TV movie I saw recently. She helped to transform my family for the better. MORE  

Taylor Armstrong Blogs About Her Drinking Problem

By Valerie Tejeda

The Real Housewives star admits to "self-medicating" with booze after her husband's suicide. MORE  

Breaking Bad Actors Inspired by Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

The show's leading men channel their troubled pasts into their drug-abusing characters. MORE  

Is Alcoholism Evolving on TV?

By May Wilkerson

Mad Men is a stylish example of a new trend that updates old stereotypes of problem drinking on the small screen. MORE  

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Japanese Pop Icon Faces Lengthy Jail Sentence Over Drug Use

Aska has been embroiled in a drug and sex scandal that has captured the nation.

8:30am
Morning Roundup: Sept. 2, 2014

Two women arrested for cooking meth in church, man dies in drunken joyride on golf cart, and Rick Perry deletes 'drunk' tweet about district attorney.

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Meth Lab Trio Throw Toilet, Sink At Imagined Attackers

Police had to calm the three down and ensure their "attackers" were gone.

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Colorado’s Legal Weed Shows Up In Over 40 States

The rapid spread of Colorado weed to other states has created a new black market that has caused headaches for law enforcement.

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Former Playboy Model Sentenced To Jail For Drug Smuggling

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

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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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