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How Modeling Keeps Alex Minsky Sober

By McCarton Ackerman

The underwear model and Afghanistan war vet tells The Fix how he turned his misfortunes into gains. MORE  

David Sheff’s Addiction Manifesto

By Will Godfrey

In an exclusive interview, the acclaimed author of Beautiful Boy and Clean expounds on the disease model, AA and the recovery movement, the failures of US addiction treatment and drug policy—and our reasons for optimism. MORE  

Tomorrow: The Fix Hosts David Sheff in Newport Beach

By The Fix staff

RSPV here to attend a reading, discussion and book-signing with the acclaimed author of Clean and Beautiful Boy. MORE  

I Shall Regret the Past

By Nic Sheff

People in recovery sometimes say they’re grateful to be addicts. Good for them. But if I could go back and erase my addled past, I’d do it in a heartbeat. MORE  

Breaking Dad: Nic Sheff on His Father's Scathing Memoir

By Nic Sheff

When I first read my father's memoir, Beautiful Boy, I understood for the first time how much my addiction was killing him. I promised myself I'd never cause anyone that kind of pain again. But, of course, life is never so simple.  MORE  

Secrets and Lies

By Nic Sheff

Many former addicts experience euphoric, even delusional, recall when they try to remember how horrific their lives had once become. Nic Sheff explains how he stays in the present without white-washing his painful past. MORE  

The Naked Sheff: America's Most Infamous Meth Head Grows Up

By Anna David

His father's blockbuster memoir immortalized Nic Sheff as a sweet kid with a murderous meth habit. Now the bestselling author of Tweak has two years clean, a new book, and a new gig—writing a column for us.  MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Drug Users Welcomed For First Time at Global AIDS Confab

After being shut out of of the AIDS conference for decades, intravenous drug users finally had their own booth.

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New Study Identifies Triggers In Cocaine Relapse

A connection between endogenous amino acids and opioid receptors may offer a clue as to why people relapse.

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World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use

Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate of drug abuse, as shown by Portugal.

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Kesha Displays New Outlook After Rehab For Eating Disorder

The 'Tik Tok' singer has found a new lease on life following a stint in rehab to combat anorexia and bulimia.

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Number of Drug Users In United Kingdom Jumps To 2.7 Million

A new survey has revealed a significant rise in the use of various illicit drugs despite an overall drop in recent years.

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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
What's Up, Doc?

I took my addicted self from private health insurance to MediCal—it wasn't that bad, until I visited the psychiatrist.

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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