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Is Food Addiction a Myth?

By Jeanene Swanson

Some scoff at the idea, others clamor for a cure. Is it an eating disorder, or an actual addiction? MORE  

Nutrition and Recovery: How Healthy Eating Can Help You Stay Sober

By Jenny Smiechowski

Eating healthy, research shows, can go a long way toward helping you on the road to addiction recovery. MORE  

Are Fatty Foods Addictive?

By Bryan Le

NutritionFacts.org warns that people who eat calorically dense foods could be deadening dopamine pathways to their brain, destroying their ability to enjoy life's pleasures. MORE  

Where to Draw the Line on Mind-Altering Substances?

By Sue Smith

Mouthwash and Sudafed, non-alcoholic beer and caffeine. What's cool for recovering addicts and alcoholics to eat, drink and take—and what's not? MORE  

Phoenix Suns Player Admits to Skittles Addiction

By Victoria Kim

On six or seven packs a day, Michael Beasley joins a roster of sugar-addicted pro-athletes. MORE  

Can Sober People Eat Food Cooked in Booze?

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell says it's better to avoid the risk. MORE  

Anthony Bourdain Dishes on His Addicted Past

By Ben Feuerherd

The reality TV chef says he's "a very unusual case" who kicked drugs, but still drinks. MORE  

Spice-Lovers More Prone to Alcohol Problems

By Chrisanne Grise

Fiery foods and booze activate endorphins in the brain in similar ways, researchers say. MORE  

Holiday Tips for People With Eating Disorders

By Nina Puro

This season is a challenge. With the help of an expert on eating disorders, The Fix offers five helpful suggestions. MORE  

How Calorie Displays Trigger Eating Disorders

By Nina Puro

Calorie counts on menus are often viewed as helpful. But women in recovery from anorexia tell The Fix they see it very differently. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Sept. 22, 2014

Marijuana pizza sauce now available in L.A., drunk driver pulls up to cops to say hello, and drunk airline passenger arrested for stealing booze.

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Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Teens In Decline

The annual SAMHSA survey found that rates of use for most substances have dropped significantly, though most Americans are still not getting treatment.

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Proposed British Alcohol Tax To Help Fund Treatment Programs

The Centre for Social Justice has proposed a two-pence tax on alcohol in order to pay for addiction treatment.

9/19/14 5:30pm
Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks Millions for Addiction Treatment

Even if passed, the $80 million legislation is almost assured to be doomed by the Republican-led House.

9/19/14 3:30pm
South Carolina Man Illegally Operated Rehabs In Three States

Clayton Alfred White declared himself to be a professional drug counselor despite having no license or even training.

9/19/14 1:00pm

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An Audience with Gabor Maté

According to the rock star of addiction theory, every addict had a traumatic childhood whether they realize it or not.

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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