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Are These Fifteen Behaviors Addictions or Compulsions?

By Chris Bisogni

The word "addiction" gets thrown around a lot these days—anything from sex to eating dirt—but what's the difference between an actual addiction and a compulsive behavior? MORE  

Exaggerating the Risk of Drugs Harms Us All

By Maia Szalavitz

Doing drugs can be plenty harmful. The same goes for other activities, from big wave surfing to heli-skiing. But our tendency to overestimate the risks of drugs hampers our ability to tackle addiction. MORE  

The $75-an-Hour Sponsor

By Lou Stein

When I was newly sober, a shrink gave me his business card at a meeting. And taught me how not to work the AA program. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 8, 2013

By The Fix staff

Toy company owner charged with drug money laundering, binge eating disorder is made official, and Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans speaks about her heroin addiction. MORE  

Will Gaming Addiction Become Official?

By Valerie Tejeda

Experts hope the new DSM will recognize the increasingly common disorder. MORE  

Being a Bipolar Addict

By Nic Sheff

Bipolar disorder may be trendy today, but it wasn’t when I was first diagnosed. And my unwillingness to accept my condition made it harder to get sober. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 29, 2012

By May Wilkerson

PepsiCo to produce Russian booze drinks, drunk girls wreak as much havoc as boys, and Michael Lohan says Lindsay was high on SNL. MORE  

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Uber Begins Trial Run for Delivering Drug Store Products

Uber Corner Store will begin on-demand deliveries of drug store medicines, though other companies have been caught delivering more illicit drugs.

8:30am
Morning Roundup: Aug. 22, 2014

'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood still struggles with addiction, man named Stoner arrested for weed, and teen shot for stealing pot plant.

7:00am
Alcohol, Internet Gambling Addictions Skyrocket in Japan

A recent survey showed a sharp rise in addictions that exacerbated by social stigma.

8/21/14 7:30pm
Seven Year Old Rats Out Mom for Meth Habit

A Florida boy witnessed his mother cooking meth and told an adult, which led to her being arrested.

8/21/14 5:30pm
Student Charged In Philip Seymour Hoffman Death Reports on Treatment

Juliana Luchkiw, the Parsons student arrested in connection with the actor's heroin overdose, gave the court an update on her treatment progress.

8/21/14 3:30pm

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.

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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