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Hollywood, Addiction and Recovery - An Insider's View

By John Lavitt

Norman Stephens produced such recovery-focused movies as My Name is Bill W and My Name is Sarah. He tells The Fix about his interest in portraying recovery, and how Hollywood's attitudes about addiction have changed over the last few decades. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 31, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Justin Bieber toxicology report released, McDonald's employee sold heroin in Happy Meals, Minnesota to toughen synthetic drug laws, and cops bust high-end hookers with coke before Super Bowl. MORE  

Sex Work and Sobriety

By Riot Stern

First I used drugs, later I became an escort. Then I got clean and sober, but it still took a while to get out of the life.  MORE  

Islamic Extremists Target "Vice" in Iraq

By Sarah Beller

Fundamentalists seek to eradicate behaviors "contrary to Islam" with deadly attacks on brothels and liquor stores. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 16, 2013

By The Fix staff

MADD opposes lowering drunk driving limit, drugs and prostitution ring busted at New Jersey senior home, and marijuana-like medicine could treat PTSD. MORE  

Philly Court Helps Sex Workers Heal

By May Wilkerson

Project Dawn Court's innovative methods help women break the cycle of addiction and prostitution. MORE  

Vietnam Frees Sex Workers From Rehab

By Bryan Le

Sex workers will no longer be forced into rehab—but drug addicts will remain in lockdown. MORE  

Secret Service Faces (More) Booze Shame

By May Wilkerson

A long report listing alcohol-related arrests of personnel spells further trouble for the agency. MORE  

Chinese Gaming Addicts "Become Gigolos"

By McCarton Ackerman

Many "second generation farmers" in China are reportedly turning to prostitution to support online gaming. MORE  

On Location With Faces of Addiction Photographer

By May Wilkerson

Chris Arnade invites The Fix to shadow him for a day of meeting addicts in the Bronx. MORE  

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Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

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Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

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Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

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Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

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How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

The Rehab Review
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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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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