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Punch Drunk Love

By Francesca Brandelius

Romance, for me, has always been as intoxicating as drugs. Will I ever be able to find love without feeling drunk? MORE  

To Live and Date in Sobriety

By Ruth Fowler

Just because you’re sober doesn’t mean you know the first thing about appropriate dating—let alone how to do it right. MORE  

Dating People Who Drink

By Laura Vogel

As a sober person, your love life doesn't have to be limited to people from the rooms. But romance with "normies" presents a special set of problems. MORE  

Sex and Dating in Sobriety

By Amy Dresner

In the beginning, the boys in AA kept me coming back. But ultimately, going cold turkey meant giving up more than booze and drugs. MORE  

Where to Look For (Sober) Love

By Sam Lansky

When bars are out of the question and parties can be triggers, where are people in recovery supposed to find dates? MORE  

The Perils of Sober Dating

By Laura Barcella

When she first got sober, Laura Barcella thought her romantic problems were over. Then she realized they'd just begun. MORE  

Dating Without the Drink

By Emily McCombs

The world of romance is tough even when you can down a few vodka tonics or sip a glass of merlot. How are you supposed to do it stone cold sober? MORE  

Sex and Relationships in Sobriety

By Sam Lansky

For many gay men, when it comes to sex and dating, it's often hard to separate fantasy from reality. Drugs and alcohol helped many of us obscure some inconvenient truths about the objects of our affection. But what are you supposed to do when you're suddenly stone cold sober? MORE  

Should sober people only date other sober people?

By Anna David

Party Girl author, college speaker on addiction, relationships expert and Executive Editor of The Fix. MORE  

How on earth are you supposed to go on a date and not drink?!

By Anna David

Writer, relationships and addiction expert and Executive Editor of The Fix. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Morning Roundup: Oct. 1, 2014

Michael Phelps 'deeply sorry' for DUI arrest, man on drugs drowns dog with a bowling ball, and smuggler busted at airport with cocaine in shoes.

7:00am
How Smoking Pot May Alleviate PTSD Symptoms

New research adds further urgency to the movement for government-sanctioned medical cannabis.

9/30/14 7:30pm
Study Describes E-Cigarettes as Gateway To Illegal Drugs

A pair of scientists claimed in the New England Journal of Medicine that electronic cigarettes can alter brain chemistry like cocaine.

9/30/14 5:30pm
Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

This is the second time the Olympic star has been busted for driving under the influence.

9/30/14 3:30pm
America Consumes 80% of the World's Prescription Painkillers

Though ranking 24th in literacy and dead last among developed nations in healthcare, the U.S. is number one when it comes to taking prescription drugs.

9/30/14 1:00pm

Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
Suboxone: Trading One Prison Cell for Another

Suboxone seemed like a get-out-of-jail-free card, the answer to my opiate addiction. Instead, I had a new ten-year addiction, complete with thinning hair and lost motivation.

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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