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Morning Roundup: May 27, 2013

By The Fix staff

LA hosts massive medical marijuana convention, Rob Ford says crack-smoking video does not exist, and drug smuggler busted after spelling out his own name in cocaine. MORE  

Life as a Tweaker

By Amy Dresner

In my early twenties, I discovered speed. The affair was short but not at all sweet—unless you count the all Caramello bars. MORE  

Facing Fear Sober

By Anna David

I used to hoover cocaine and drown myself in alcohol. Plus, I was so ruled by terror I couldn’t even admit I was scared. Sobriety has changed most of that. MORE  

Medical Pot Lives to Fight Another Day in LA

By McCarton Ackerman

MMJ activists produce a 50,000-signature petition—so the city council must either end its plan to close dispensaries or hold a referendum. MORE  

Drug-War Drama Debuts in Hollywood

By Valerie Tejeda

Controversial LA play puts a spin on our bloody narco-war with Mexico. MORE  

Was Pinkberry Co-Founder's Rage Fueled by Cocaine?

By Luke Walker

Fro-yo entrepreneur Lee Young allegedly beat up a homeless man and has a history of druggy violence. MORE  

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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.

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?

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

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