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The 12 Steps in Reverse

By Juliet Abram

What if I told you... You are smarter than addiction? MORE  

Online Recovery Revolution, Kiwi Style

By Mrs. D

Hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people reached out to me. And overwhelmingly the message was "I’m just like you." MORE  

Drug Legalization and Recovery Space

By Bill White

If we as a country are serious about promoting recovery in response to one of the world's highest per capita rates of addiction, then we need to create and protect the community space in which recovery can flourish and limit the space that serves as an incubator for the development of drug problems. MORE  

Know Your Treatment Options

By Josh King

As helpers, it's our job to recognize our own biases and put them aside so we can offer our clients the options and the guidance to get the help they want and need, no matter what path that might be. MORE  

I Did Not Cause My Son to Become an Addict

By Sandy Swenson

Substance abuse is a choice. Addiction is a disease. MORE  

The Price of Victimhood

By Stanton Peele

Gabor Maté focuses people on their inner victim.  But most people’s problems stem from their perpetual sense of being victimized. MORE  

From Trauma to Recovery

By Juliet Abram

The fear of going to prison kept me from rejecting AA's religious content, or its sexist Big Book. I was more concerned that my rapist was also court ordered to AA and that he'd appear at a meeting I attended. MORE  

Ritalin Kid

By Nick Dothée

People downplay the severity of this chemical imbalance, and as I get older and struggle with the link between my ADD and my addictions, the flippancy people have about ADD is beginning to piss me off. MORE  

Adventures in Tijuana

By Maria Weeks

I also took a dervish delight in the huge spurt of adrenaline I’d get when a border patrol cop would say: “Thank you,” and wave me through. MORE  

Open Wide the Gates

By Adam Sledd

I firmly believe that people with substance use disorders are people first and always, and that characterization of them as somehow fundamentally unique or different from other people is dehumanization that attempts to justify dogmatic approaches and substandard treatment. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Morning Roundup: Aug. 21, 2014

Jackie Chan 'ashamed' over Jaycee's pot bust, drunk man sneaks aboard plane on baggage carousel, and Weed Bus makes debut in Seattle.

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Head Shop Owner Gets 17½ Years for Selling Synthetic Drugs

Jim Carlson's long prison sentence will serve as a testing ground for future synthetic drug prosecutions.

8/20/14 7:30pm
Survey Says: Alcohol Still the Deadliest Drug

The most dangerous drug is still the most popular—and the most legal.

8/20/14 5:30pm
'Girls' Star Zosia Mamet Reveals Eating Disorder

The actress wrote about her long struggle in a column published in Glamour magazine.

8/20/14 3:30pm
E-Cigarettes Are Not As Harmless As We've Been Told

A number of recent studies have shown that vapor contains harmful byproducts that can cause asthma, cancer, and heart disease.

8/20/14 1:00pm

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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