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The Failure of Catch and Release Drug Treatment Court

By Ellen Sousares

My son's experience of drug treatment court highlights a system that misunderstands addict psychology with fatal results. MORE  

Jobless Addicted Father of Eight Sentenced To Rehab

By McCarton Ackerman

A judge warned Scott Devine that he would face prison if he refused to grow up and stop his anti-social behavior. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 17, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Olympic fans want booze at Sochi, Italy overturns dumb pot law, racing horses test positive for Viagra, and Indiana court says being drunk and annoying a-okay. MORE  

Court-Forced into 12-Step

By Laura Barcella

The long-term practice of courts sentencing offenders to attend AA and NA meetings is increasing, and the effects on both the fellowships and the sentenced has wide-ranging consequences. The Fix investigates. MORE  

Kentucky Mom Uses State Law to Save Daughter From Heroin

By Victoria Kim

Some states allow parents to petition the court for involuntary drug treatment for their kids. MORE  

Media Labels Cleveland Kidnapper a "Sex Addict"

By Sarah Beller

"Sex addiction has become a convenient excuse for almost anything bad associated with sex," responds one psychologist.  MORE  

Cameron Douglas Loses Appeal for Shorter Sentence

By McCarton Ackerman

Michael Douglas's son will serve 10 years, due to multiple attempts to smuggle drugs inside. MORE  

Lindsay Lohan's "Lockdown Rehab" Doesn't Exist

By McCarton Ackerman

The actress may have to serve jail time since no rehab will hold her against her will. MORE  

Court Rules to Protect Off-Label Rx Drug Promotion

By McCarton Ackerman

A recent court overruling could make it harder for the government to police the marketing and selling of Rx drugs. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 25, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

North Korea shoots official for drinking during late leader's mourning period, Montana Supreme Court confirms block on MMJ, and the Rolling Stones talk bad backs and booze. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: August 1, 2014

Partygoer pours beer on tiger at London Zoo, drunk airline passenger attacks crew with fake leg, and drone carrying drugs crashes outside prison.

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Mindfulness Can Rewire the Brain of an Addict

Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse.

7/31/14 7:30pm
Former Drug Smuggling Elephants Kick Opium Habit

Chinese Triads had kept the elephants loyal by hooking them on opium-laced bananas, but sanctuary workers cured them with methadone.

7/31/14 5:30pm
'Teen Mom 2' Star Allegedly Abusing Painkillers

Leah Messer allegedly joins the likes of Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans in publicly struggling with substance abuse.

7/31/14 3:30pm
Director Anton Corbjin Talks Working With Philip Seymour Hoffman

The director described Hoffman as "full of life" while working with the actor on A Most Wanted Man.

7/31/14 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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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