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A Lifelong Liberal Walks Out of a Bar

By Christopher Dale

How Alcoholics Anonymous Affected My Politics MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 16, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Flappy Bird creator vows less addiction, online gambling revenues down in NJ, British teens caught smoking meth on tram, and 'Captain America' LSD seized in Dublin. MORE  

The Crescent and the Needle: The Remarkable Rise of NA in Iran

By John Lavitt

Narcotics Anonymous has thrived in Iran since 1990, second in membership and groups only to the United States. The Fix takes a look inside the phenomenon. MORE  

Don't Look Now: The Right is Leading the Way To Saner Drug Policies

By Edmund Newton

After years of intolerance, some leading conservatives and red states are now edging past liberals to reform zero-tolerance drug laws to favor treatment over prison. MORE  

To Legalize or Not to Legalize?

By John Brinkley

With Colorado and Washington already allowing recreational use and a public groundswell supporting legalization, should other states follow suit? MORE  

Howard Dean and the Politics of Recovery

By Jay Levin

What would it look like if American public policy was aimed at dramatically reducing substance abuse and revolutionizing treatment? An innovative former presidential candidate tells The Fix how the new game would be played. MORE  

UnVaping: A New Ban Treats E-Cigs the Same as Tobacco. Are They?

By Sarah Peters

Even though science has yet to pass judgement on e-cigarettes, states have started restricting vaping like smoking. MORE  

Conservative Conference-Goers Support Legal Marijuana

By Bryan Le

Shocking as it may be, a majority of attendees at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference actually support the legalization of marijuana. MORE  

The Upside Down World of Welfare Drug Testing

By Meg Williams

Sweeping aside liberal objections about the rich punishing the poor, conservatives believe that welfare drug tests help employers and save the state money. But what does zero tolerance really produce? MORE  

Senator Marco Rubio Refuses To Answer Whether or Not He Has Smoked Pot

By Bryan Le

Despite even the President having admitted to indulging, the junior senator from Florida continues to dodge the question. MORE  

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Author Noah Levine presents an alternative recovery method for the non-Christian set.

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This week, Johnson pulled out of competition and suddenly announced a leave of absence. Now we know why.

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Pregnancy Criminalization Laws Shed Light on Struggle of Mothers With Addiction

Reproductive rights, criminal justice advocates, and most medical organizations have slammed Tennessee's draconian law punishing women addicts.

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Failure to Launch: North Carolina Drug Test Program Fizzles

A lack of funding and an overwhelming backlog of applications has stalled the testing program before it could begin.

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Methamphetamine Use on the Rise in India

Loopholes in the law and corruption among officials has led to a staggering increase in meth production and abuse.

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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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