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Iran Opens First State-Run Rehab For Alcoholism

By John Lavitt

Despite doling out the death penalty for just drinking alcohol, Iran has now made combating alcoholism a top priority. MORE  

Crystal Meth Rapidly Replacing Heroin As Drug of Choice In Iran

By John Lavitt

The streets of Tehran have flooded with meth thanks to its cheap price and intense high. MORE  

Women Drug Addicts on the Rise in Iran

By Paul Gaita

Women make up ten percent of Iran's addict population, a number that has doubled in the last two years alone. MORE  

The Crescent and the Needle: The Remarkable Rise of NA in Iran

By John Lavitt

Narcotics Anonymous has thrived in Iran since 1990, second in membership and groups only to the United States. The Fix takes a look inside the phenomenon. MORE  

Despite Strict Prohibitions, Iranians Still Able to Get Drunk

By Bryan Le

Alcohol has been illegal in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, but underground parties and distilleries still thrive nonetheless. MORE  

U.N. Anti-Drug Official Praises Iran Despite Surge In Executions

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite the refusal of European countries like Britain and Denmark to provide anti-drug funding, Yury Fedotov said that the United Nations' drug office will continue its support. MORE  

Iran Hangs Drug Smuggler

By McCarton Ackerman

The country believes that it has found success with its anti-drug efforts and no longer seeks the aid of outside nations. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 27, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Eating disorders among the middle aged remain hidden, Iran burns 100 tons of illegal drugs, and Texas cities send prostitutes to rehab instead of jail. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 4, 2013

By Bryan Le

Vancouver tests out free heroin injection sites, more children poisoned by parents' prescription drugs, and "Grumpy Cat" meme warns teens not to drink and drive. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 3, 2013

By The Fix staff

Britain's baby boomers boozing more than the young, $24K worth of marijuana delivered to the wrong house, and drinking and smoking did not cause Michael Douglas' throat cancer. MORE  

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Corey McQueary died after another inmate returned to jail with the drug-soaked contraband.

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Helping My Wife Survive Childhood Sexual Abuse

My wife revealed to me that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. The process of healing has been difficult, but together we are working towards her recovery.

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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.

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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.

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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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