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Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

By Bryan Le

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an. MORE  

Family Focused Outreach Programs Aim to Help People "Quit" Radical Islam

By Victoria Kim

Many de-radicalization groups have been trying to steer young Muslims away from jihad using counseling, hotlines, and job programs. 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  

Saudi Drug Testing Program Deemed a Failure

By Paul Gaita

The failure of the Kingdom's drug testing policy underscores the country's growing and often ignored substance abuse problem. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 21, 2014

By Bryan Le

Vietnam sentences 30 to death for drugs, Bill Murray wants to legalize pot, Ireland reports over 400,000 beer kegs stolen or missing since 2007. MORE  

Saudi Arabia Makes Unlikely Pairing With Drug Company Pfizer

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite their strict laws against drugs, the Saudis have said they need drugs to combat growing instances of chronic diseases. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 8, 2013

By The Fix staff

Top fugitive Italian cocaine boss arrested in Colombia, hangovers cost the economy $1.37 per drink, and drunk college students are clueless about American history. MORE  

Islamic Extremists Target "Vice" in Iraq

By Sarah Beller

Fundamentalists seek to eradicate behaviors "contrary to Islam" with deadly attacks on brothels and liquor stores. MORE  

Video: "Muslim Patrol" Harasses Boozing Brits

By Bryan Le

Hooded men patrol London, hounding drinkers and women in the name of Islamic law. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 5, 2012

By The Fix staff

Hundreds protest in San Francisco over pot crackdown, cocaine found in Whitney Houston's bathroom, and Kazakhstan Muslims' fury over "Allah" vodka bottles. MORE  

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Mindfulness Can Rewire the Brain of an Addict

Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse.

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Former Drug Smuggling Elephants Kick Opium Habit

Chinese Triads had kept the elephants loyal by hooking them on opium-laced bananas, but sanctuary workers cured them with methadone.

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'Teen Mom 2' Star Allegedly Abusing Painkillers

Leah Messer allegedly joins the likes of Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans in publicly struggling with substance abuse.

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Director Anton Corbjin Talks Working With Philip Seymour Hoffman

The director described Hoffman as "full of life" while working with the actor on A Most Wanted Man.

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Andy Roddick's Comeback Stymied By Drug Test

The former No. 1 tennis player in the world is furious over a drug testing requirement that won't allow him to compete in the US Open.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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