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An Addict By Any Other Name

By Vicki Abelson

You can't turn a pickle into a cucumber. I've always been an addict. This is how I stay sober. MORE  

Clean But Not So Serene

By Scarlett Fever

I traded the cop spot for Cheeze Doodles and loosies—until my choices became bleach, Drano or the roof.  MORE  

High-Fructose Corn Syrup "as Addictive as Cocaine"

By Valerie Tejeda

Researchers say addiction to the common ingredient could help explain the obesity epidemic. MORE  

Junk Food Addiction May Start in the Womb

By Chrisanne Grise

Prenatal exposure to sugar and fat makes kids more prone to food addiction, research shows. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 21, 2013

By The Fix staff

Pro golfers say they rarely get drug tested, phone apps may cause gambling addiction, and junk food is made to be addictive. MORE  

Bruce Springsteen Was the "Gut Bomb King"

By Chrisanne Grise

The Boss reputedly never took drugs. But food issues threatened his early career, when he had "the gastronomic sophistication of a feral dog." MORE  

Booze Advertisers Exploit Apathetic Athletes

By Bryan Le

91% of elite athletes don't personally use the alcohol and junk food products they endorse. MORE  

Food Addiction? Let's Talk Turkey

By Maia Szalavitz

For gluttons, Thanksgiving is both blessing and curse. Luckily the science of food addiction is half-baked, so forget the fear-mongering and have another piece of pie. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Sept. 17, 2014

Wide Receiver Josh Gordon pleads guilty to DUI, intoxicated man breaks into home to steal candy, and drunk parents drop baby onto train tracks.

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Tennessee Man's 911 Call Leads to Drug Charges

Emergency dispatchers were tipped off about a conversation involving "tiny little pins" in the suspect's body.

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Gary Oldman to Produce Silk Road Series for Spike TV

The series will chronicle the rise and fall of online drug kingpin Ross Ulbricht, aka Dread Pirate Roberts.

9/16/14 5:30pm
Drug Laws Could Change Under an Independent Scotland

Thursday's referendum could mean a clean break from England's conservative drug policies for left-leaning Scots.

9/16/14 3:30pm
Madison Police Chief Wants To Legalize Pot To Fund Drug Treatment

Police Chief Mike Koval pointed to Colorado and Washington as examples, though Wisconsin is not likely to follow their lead anytime soon.

9/16/14 1:00pm

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PMS: A Natural Threat to Sobriety

I remember slamming things around the kitchen one night and feeling like I’d lost my mind. I was angry about something so minor, I literally can’t remember what it was and I don’t know that I knew then either

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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