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Parents Addicted to Cell Phones 'More Negative' Toward Their Kids

By Bryan Le

Teens glued to their cell phones are bad enough, but a recent study found that cell phone-addicted parents are even worse. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 14, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Jennifer Lawrence 'too drunk' to talk, firefighters battle blaze with beer, Florida proposes medical pot for seizures, and Colorado stoners steal mile marker 420. MORE  

Dozens of Cali Prison Staff Caught Smuggling

By McCarton Ackerman

Over 50 California prison employees are accused of involvement in smuggling cellphones, motivated by money—or love.  MORE  

Should Teachers Cave to Students' Cell Phone Habits?

By Chrisanne Grise

A psychology professor tells The Fix about his controversial theory on giving students time to text during class. MORE  

New Night-Out Tactic: The "Drunk Phone"

By Bryan Le

Young drinkers carry dedicated low-end cell phones when they go out to get smashed, to avoid risking their precious smart devices. MORE  

"Cell Vibration Syndrome" Creates a Buzz

By Fionna Agomuoh

Feeling phantom cellphone vibrations is a common symptom of mobile device dependency. MORE  

"Nomophobia" Plagues Most of Us

By Sarah Beller

"Nomophobia"—the fear of being without your phone—afflicts more and more people, an expert tells The Fix. MORE  

Camera Phones Monitor Meth-Head Compliance

By Kenneth Garger

Scientists say using cell phone photos to check that meth-addicts take their prescribed modafinil regularly is a viable plan. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Army Needs More Addiction Counselors, Silicon Valley Pot Legalization Push, and Getting Hooked to Cell Phones. MORE  

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Voyeuristic Chinese Men Pay to Watch Girls Do Meth

A report by Vice exposed Chinese men paying to watch working girls do meth. But the problem runs much deeper than that.

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Food Addiction Can Be Reversed, Study Says

A focus on eating healthier in concert with education can help food addicts turn toward healthier foods.

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Drug Abuse Crackdown in China Targets Foreigners

In an effort to crack down on drug abuse, China is forcing foreigners to provide random urine samples under the threat of detention.

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Attorney Accused Of Framing PTA Volunteer In Drug Planting Case

Attorney Kent Easter and his wife conspired to set-up Kelli Peters over alleged mistreatment of their son.

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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?

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

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