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Alexis Neiers' Road From the Bling Ring to AA

By McCarton Ackerman

The former Hollywood burglar and reality TV star tells The Fix about the heroin addiction that led her to her bottom—and how she began a new life. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 27, 2013

By The Fix staff

LA hosts massive medical marijuana convention, Rob Ford says crack-smoking video does not exist, and drug smuggler busted after spelling out his own name in cocaine. MORE  

LA Mobster Indicted in International Drug Ring

By Tony O’Neill

Alessandro Taloni allegedly helped run a billion dollar cocaine ring spanning three countries. MORE  

Drug Czar Pushes Criminal Justice Reform

By Victoria Kim

Gil Kerlikowske insists that Obama's drug strategy will emphasize prevention, treatment and "smart on crime" policies. MORE  

Lawrence Block: One Case at a Time

By Samuel Reaves Slaton

Sober crime writer Lawrence Block's greatest creation may be Matthew Scudder, a PI who trades booze for AA meetings; Liam Neeson is shooting the role for a movie. Block tells The Fix about his life and work. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 19, 2013

By The Fix staff

Obama's drug czar attacks marijuana legalization, Los Zetas drug cartel seeks to recruit Americans, and Amanda Knox was smoking pot the night of her roommate's murder. MORE  

Death of a Gambler

By Seth Ferranti

Gambling addiction is frequently lethal—in most cases through suicide. I spent years in a prison cell with a good friend who became another kind of victim. And I never saw it coming. MORE  

NYPD Officer "Robbed Drug Dealers"

By McCarton Ackerman

A veteran cop is charged with aiding in a $1 million dollar robbery scheme. MORE  

80% of Border Drug Busts Involve US Citizens

By McCarton Ackerman

Border Patrol reports highlight Mexican traffickers, but the reality is much different. MORE  

What Drives Some Addicts to Violence?

By Jeff Deeney

The "junkie Bonnie and Clyde" who caused carnage in New Jersey recently aimed to "go out with a bang." But stories like theirs are atypical; can we ever anticipate them? MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

4/18/14 7:30pm
Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

4/18/14 5:30pm
Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

4/18/14 3:31pm
Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

4/18/14 3:30pm
High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

4/18/14 1:00pm

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Sober Living
How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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