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Morning Roundup: May 22, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Czech Republic seizes 1 million liters of illegal booze, Newtown gunman had no alcohol or drugs in his system, and NY Jet Mike Goodson "only guilty of being drunk." MORE  

Lawmaker Busted for DUI "Had a Rock in His Shoe"

By Bryan Le

South Carolina state Rep. Ted Vick claims his staggering and swerving were not booze-related. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 16, 2013

By The Fix staff

MADD opposes lowering drunk driving limit, drugs and prostitution ring busted at New Jersey senior home, and marijuana-like medicine could treat PTSD. MORE  

Is the Drunk Driving Threshold Too High?

By Bryan Le

The US Safety Board says lowering the legal BAC limit to 0.05 could save 800 lives a year. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 14, 2013

By Bryan Le

Turkey considers banning booze ads, study finds "non-smoking" hotel rooms are a myth, and Tommy Chong says marijuana helped him beat cancer. MORE  

Texting While Driving More Fatal Than Drunk Driving

By Victoria Kim

Texting while driving is now the leading cause of traffic deaths among teens, a study shows. MORE  

Recovering Drunk Moonlights as DUI-Buster

By Bryan Le

A suburban dad in Appleton, Wisconsin spends his free time keeping drunks off the road. MORE  

Fired Cop Claims Alcoholism as a Disability and Sues

By Will Godfrey

A $6 million lawsuit from a fired drunk-driving police officer will test the Americans with Disabilities Act.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 29, 2013

By The Fix staff

Mexican journalists march against cartel attacks on the press, Egypt opens booze-free resort hotel, and Glee's Cory Monteith completes rehab. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 23, 2013

By The Fix staff

Mexicans fleeing drug violence seek asylum in the US, marijuana pill could relieve more pain, and Amanda Bynes tries to smoke weed at the gym. MORE  

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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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