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Maine Doctors to Drug Test Rx Patients

By McCarton Ackerman

To combat Rx drug abuse, many patients will be asked to sign a release agreeing to random drug testing. MORE  

Investigation Spotlights Pill-Prescribing Docs

By McCarton Ackerman

A new report, showing just how many Rx ODs are linked to a small number of doctors, could prompt some rule changes. MORE  

US Addiction Diagnoses Up 70%

By McCarton Ackerman

The number of diagnosed substance abusers rose drastically between 2001 and 2009—and more are seeking treatment. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 19, 2012

By The Fix staff

Painkiller crackdown targets pharmacies, dieting may trigger food addiction, and talk show host Montel Williams calls out anti-marijuana campaign for racism. MORE  

Doc Blames Split Personalities for Rx Fraud

By McCarton Ackerman

An esteemed NY doctor with dissociative disorder claims one of her many alter egos, "Nala," participated in a $300,000 painkiller-dealing ring. MORE  

Morning Roundup: September 20, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

The Czech government announces alcohol reform after poisonings, pot legalization could be a "tax windfall" for states, and Canada takes away Santa's pipe. MORE  

Tom Arnold Cleans Up

By Kristen McGuiness

When he became addicted to painkillers after nearly two decades of sobriety, Tom Arnold kept it a secret. Then he almost died. Now he’s back to tell the tale. MORE  

The Truth About Teens and Heroin

By Tony O'Neill

More teenagers are using heroin than ever before, thanks in part to the opiate introduction they’re getting prescribed. Just another way the War on Drugs is missing the mark. MORE  

NASCAR Driver Returns After Heroin Recovery

By Chrisanne Grise

Aaron Fike—the driver who spurred NASCAR'S improved drug-testing policy—is eligible to race again. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 22, 2012

By Bryan Le

Drug war takes 40 more lives in Mexico, how being in a gang is an "addiction," and DUI teen tells deputy his dad is an "autobot." MORE  

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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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