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The 10 Strangest Drugs in Fiction

By Samuel Reaves Slaton

The real world's got nothing on the invented substances found in the trippiest works of literature, like A Clockwork Orange, The Lord of the Rings and Infinite Jest. MORE  

Learning to Sit Still

By Chloe Caldwell

I always prided myself on my ability to handle my drugs. Now that I’m making my first clutches at sobriety, I’m beginning to see that I’d much rather be able to handle me. MORE  

Life as a Tweaker

By Amy Dresner

In my early twenties, I discovered speed. The affair was short but not at all sweet—unless you count the all Caramello bars. MORE  

The Truth About Teens and Heroin

By Tony O'Neill

More teenagers are using heroin than ever before, thanks in part to the opiate introduction they’re getting prescribed. Just another way the War on Drugs is missing the mark. MORE  

Revealed: The Original Artwork of Kurt Cobain

By Cole Louison

Exactly 18 years after the suicide of Kurt Cobain, The Fix unveils five of his original artworks. A dark look into the mind of a tortured heroin addict, they're also ground zero in a battle between Cobain's widow and his publishing company. MORE  

How William Burroughs Burnt Out

By Tony O'Neill

The writer's newly-released letters prove that his wasted image was much more than a pose. MORE  

A Junkie's Christmas

By Jeff Deeney

William S. Burroughs gives a new spin to the season with some help from Francis Ford Coppola.  MORE  

How A Generation of "Beat" Writers Burnt Out on Speed

By Nicolas Rasmussen

Back in the sixties, a slew of star writers like Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs radically increased their output by consuming vast amounts of of speed. But eventually the drug did them more harm than good. MORE  

The Crocodile That Dines on Dying Addicts

By Tony O'Neill

Russia’s newest bathtub morphine is a nightmare straight from Naked Lunch. MORE  

The Argument Against Abstinence

By Tony O'Neill

AA's total-abstinence policy works for many addicts. But it didn't work for me. After a decade of heroin hell it took a newborn baby and a few tabs of ecstasy to finally set me free. MORE  

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Suboxone seemed like a get-out-of-jail-free card, the answer to my opiate addiction. Instead, I had a new ten-year addiction, complete with thinning hair and lost motivation.

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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.

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For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

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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.

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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?

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