nicotine | The Fix
facebook twitter RSS
HOT TOPICS: Alcoholism  Addiction  AA  Cocaine  Heroin

nicotine

Plain Cigarette Packs Drastically Cut Smoking Rates

By Bryan Le

Plain packaging reduced smoking in Australia and may soon do the same in the UK. MORE  

The Science of Nicotine Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson

There are 50 million nicotine addicts in the US, and one in five deaths results from smoking. According to the CDC, smoking is still the leading preventable cause of death. Here's why it is so hard to kick, and the treatments. MORE  

UK Doctors Push Cigarette Ban For All Born After 2000

By Bryan Le

Advocates of the ban say the UK could be the first country to eradicate cigarettes, but opponents say it will simply create a new black market. MORE  

Are Cigarettes More Deadly Today?

By Shawn Dwyer

Tobacco companies have worked hard over the last 50 years to make cigarettes more addictive and appealing to kids. MORE  

Think Smoking A Hookah Is Harmless? Think Again

By Shawn Dwyer

A new study shows that just because you think it's safe, doesn't mean it is. MORE  

Smoking for the Hell of It

By Lisa Kaplan Gordon

My Dad quit smoking, I quit smoking, but then my teenage son came home with smoke on his breath and rekindled my love affair with smokes. MORE  

Nicotine Addiction Discriminates Between Men and Women

By Bryan Le

Women are hit harder and hooked deeper by nicotine, a difference researchers say is often unrecognized. MORE  

Does Sugar Addiction Really Doom Diets?

By Amelia Edelman

Whether or not sugar is as addictive as other drugs, scientists and health professionals agree that Americans need to cut down their consumption. MORE  

Smokers Now Number Almost One Billion Worldwide

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite the increase in the number of tobacco users across the globe, the actual percentage of smokers has gone down. MORE  

Dude, Where's My Smokes?

By Michael Dhar

Nicotine and the teenage brain: New York City targets smoking's favorite victims MORE  

Pages

  • Ask an Expert
  • The Blogs
  • Music & Comedy
The Quick Fix
Philadelphia on the Verge of Decriminalizing Weed

After initially scoffing at the idea, Mayor Michael Nutter has finally come to his senses and agreed to sign a bill decriminalizing pot.

8:30am
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.

7:00am
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.

9/16/14 7:30pm
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

Rehabilitation Directories

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.

Most Popular
the fix tv

Addiction Recovery

Your One-Stop Resource For Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery News and More

The Fix is an independent, daily website delivering news, articles and opinion pieces on addiction and recovery. Our website is your one-stop source for a broad range of addiction-related information including the latest alcohol and drug addiction recovery therapies, rehab reviews and sober living tips.

You'll also find comprehensive listings for 12-step programs and addiction recovery fellowships, non-faith based programs, professional organizations and other valuable resources. Gain the knowledge and support you need to maintain a healthy recovery with The Fix!