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The Trials of a Sober Backpacker

By Caledonia Dawson

Five years into my recovery, I'm on a nine-month trip through Asia and South America. And amid the drunkenness of the backpacking scene, I'm learning to be sober in a different way. MORE  

Ravi Shankar, 1920–2012, Hated Link With Drugs

By Chrisanne Grise

The sitar legend, who died yesterday, wanted fans to "feel high through the music, without drugs." MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 26, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Mexico's president says an end to the drug trade is "impossible," drug smugglers in India and Pakistan use cement bags, and smoking may cause mental decline. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 7th, 2012

By Bryan Le

Colorado and Washington approve recreational pot use, election judges removed for being drunk, and boozed-up elephants go on the rampage. MORE  

Drunks Garland Gandhi With Birthday Whiskey

By May Wilkerson

Indians are "outraged" by booze bottles tied to the abstinent peace icon's statue during a national holiday marking his birthday. MORE  

Morning Roundup: September 18, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Heroin use spikes in Detroit, pimps use K2 to control young sex workers, and Teen Mom star Catelynn Lowell is caught with a bong. MORE  

Synthetic Drugs Plague India

By McCarton Ackerman

The cheap prices and easy availability of opioids and Rx drugs are fueling a growing epidemic. MORE  

Morning Roundup: September 11, 2012

By May Wilkerson

Former Mexican liaison to the US charged with cartel involvement, UK heroin users face anthrax threat, and new Mark Ruffalo film explores sex addiction and recovery. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 30, 2012

By The Fix staff

Oxycodone crackdown drives Florida addicts to other drugs, it's "raining heroin" on India's border with Pakistan, and Snoop Dogg gets banned from Norway. MORE  

"Pharmerging Markets" Drive Rx Drug Growth

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Drug spending is expected to keep growing fast in countries like China, India and Brazil. MORE  

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Columbus Short Allegedly Threatens Wife With Knife While Drunk

The 'Scandal' star was reportedly intoxicated on wine when he threatened to kill his wife and himself over her alleged affairs.

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Coachella Founder Once Ran Pot Smuggling Operation

Thirty years ago, Gary Tovar smuggled marijuana into the U.S. while helping to spur the homegrown industry.

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Edie Falco Talks 'Nurse Jackie' and Sobriety

As the sixth season of the show is underway, star Edie Falco talks about her pill-popping character's relapse as well as her own 20 years of sobriety.

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North Korean Drug Trafficking Causing Addiction Epidemic

While North Korea's hand in drug smuggling is hardly news, a new report shows just how widespread addiction is in the isolated communist nation.

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North Dakota Oil Boom Triggering Spike In Drug Trade

The flow of oil has triggered a flood of meth and heroin, with the feds seeing triple the number of prosecutions for drugs in recent years.

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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 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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