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Fighting Hepatitis C Before It Gets To You (or Surprises You)

By John Lavitt

Once thought a disease of drug addicts—and notable in the recent death of Lou Reed—the CDC wants tens of millions tested as possible carriers. The Fix's guide to everything you need to know about hepatitis C, and its treatments. MORE  

Changes in Hepatitis C Treatment Offer New Hope

By Paul Gaita

New guidelines for treating the disease is welcome relief for millions, but will insurers pay for it? MORE  

FDA Urges Doctors To Respect Acetaminophen Dosage Limits

By John Lavitt

The Food and Drug Administration cautioned doctors about the increased risks of liver damage, while warning manufacturers over non-compliance. MORE  

Drugs Take Their Toll on Lou Reed

By McCarton Ackerman

The legendary rocker and former drug user undergoes a life-saving liver transplant. MORE  

Slayer Guitarist's Death Was Alcohol-Related

By Valerie Tejeda

The band announces that Jeff Hanneman died from cirrhosis, not from a spider bite. MORE  

Morning Roundup April 3rd, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

More divorces blamed on women's drinking, man arrested for paying cabby with weed, and Michael Jackson's wrongful death suit moves to trial. MORE  

Could Coffee Save Your Liver?

By Chrisanne Grise

A Finnish study suggests coffee may "protect" your liver from booze, if you're a man. MORE  

Regrets of an Alcoholic Mother

By Mary Meehan

When I was newly sober, an alcoholic mother confessed her failings to me. Now that I'm a mom, I see her last act as unspeakably courageous. MORE  

A Dry January Alone Won't Save Your Liver

By Valerie Tejeda

Experts say that staying off the sauce for a few days each week is a better strategy than a single sober month. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 2, 2013

By The Fix staff

Israel provides new marijuana insights, Russia bans street sales of beer, and Coloradans ring in 2013 at new official pot clubs. MORE  

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Father Accused of Executing Drunk Driver Acquitted

Prosecutors were irate that David Barajas was found not guilty by the jury

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Sick of Hangovers? Consider Changing Your DNA

A new study revealed that the answer to why you're hungover might be in your genes.

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Weed Can Reduce Domestic Violence in Married Couples

It should come as no surprise that there are significantly fewer incidents of domestic violence among weed-smoking couples.

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WHO Calls for Stronger Electronic Cigarette Regulation

The World Health Organization also wants a ban of indoor use of the product until conclusive proof that exhaled vapor is not harmful.

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Turkey Struggling With Synthetic Drug 'Bonzai'

A new form of synthetic cannabis has caused a rash of schizophrenia-like behavior and heart failure among users.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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.

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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