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I Was a Paid Celebrity Sober Companion

By Antonio Vespucci

Making $600 a day to help a Hollywood star stay sober seemed like a great opportunity. I quickly became disillusioned, and found that profiting from AA service could cost me my own sobriety. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 25, 2013

By The Fix staff

Mexican blogger fights drug war with Facebook, Mischa Barton owes $9k to sobriety coaches, and sober St. Patty's Day spreads to Ireland. MORE  

Meet the Addiction Predators

By Chelsea Carmona

From handlers of addicted celebrities to garden-variety "sober coaches," the addiction treatment world can be a rat's nest of opportunists, charlatans—and worse.  MORE  

Lifestyles of the Rich and Sober

By McCarton Ackerman

If your new, healthy lifestyle has you feeling slightly flush, let us recommend some ways to spend some cash on recovery. MORE  

Why Sober Coaches Earn $1,000 a Day

By Sam Lansky

They're paid thousands a day to babysit A-list addicts and boozy B-listers. But what is it that sober coaches do? MORE  

The Special Powers of a Sober Coach

By Judy McGuire

There are higher powers and then there’s Patty Powers, a sober coach on A&E’s latest addictive series, Relapse. MORE  

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Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse.

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Former Drug Smuggling Elephants Kick Opium Habit

Chinese Triads had kept the elephants loyal by hooking them on opium-laced bananas, but sanctuary workers cured them with methadone.

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'Teen Mom 2' Star Allegedly Abusing Painkillers

Leah Messer allegedly joins the likes of Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans in publicly struggling with substance abuse.

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Director Anton Corbjin Talks Working With Philip Seymour Hoffman

The director described Hoffman as "full of life" while working with the actor on A Most Wanted Man.

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Andy Roddick's Comeback Stymied By Drug Test

The former No. 1 tennis player in the world is furious over a drug testing requirement that won't allow him to compete in the US Open.

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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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