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Morning Roundup: June 2, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

John Daly admits losing $90 million to casinos, Roy Hargrove sentenced for cocaine possession, and U.K. recognizes drugs as part of its economy. MORE  

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  

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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.

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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