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The Link Between Serial Killers and Addicts

By Victoria Kim

Criminologist Craig Traube recently pointed to several overlapping behaviors that serial killers have in common with substance abusers. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 20, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Todd Harrell arrested for DUI, Candy Crush Saga going public, three drunks trash Trump hotel, and quitting smoking makes you happy. MORE  

Youth and Pornography Addiction

By Sarah Peters

Letting teens get their quick fix of sex on the net could cause long-term physiological and psychological damage. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 1, 2013

By The Fix staff

Painkiller deaths keep rising, UPS pays $40 million over illegal drug shipments, and Madonna's homeless alcoholic brother blames his family. MORE  

Turkish "Vampire" Addicted to Drinking Blood

By Bryan Le

Doctors say traumatic events caused a man to develop "vampiric alternate personality." MORE  

Students OK Adderal, But Not Steroids

By Bryan Le

College students feel taking performance enhancers for sports is worse behavior than using drugs to aid studying. MORE  

Personality Types Attract Different Drugs

By Jacqueline Detwiler

We tend to associate certain personality types with very specific addictions, but the truth is more complicated than you might think. Let’s start with the myth of a certain rum-soaked literary giant in Cuba... MORE  

Memory Manipulation to Help Kick Heroin

By Valerie Tejeda

Researchers claim they can disassociate drug use from getting high, using principles of classical conditioning. MORE  

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Colorado’s Legal Weed Shows Up In Over 40 States

The rapid spread of Colorado weed to other states has created a new black market that has caused headaches for law enforcement.

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Former Playboy Model Sentenced To Jail For Drug Smuggling

Brandi Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, was sentenced to prison for six years.

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New Nail Polish Could Detect Date Rape Drugs

The brainchild of four male undergrads, Undercover Colors aims to empower women to protect themselves from horrendous crimes.

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Soldier Who Blamed Chantix for Murder Gets New Trial

Defendant George MacDonald may have been suffering some side effects of Chantix, which include depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations.

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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.

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