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Betty Ford's Legacy to Addicted Women Lives On

By Chelsea Carmona

An important event highlights the need for gender-specific addiction treatment. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 20, 2013

By The Fix staff

Overdose deaths rise for 11th straight year, female smokers at greater risk, and Kate Middleton visits center for recovering addicts. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 27, 2012

By The Fix staff

Nine killed in Mexican drug cartel gun battle, link between pot and psychosis goes both ways, and a drunk driver is busted at Bill Wilson's home. MORE  

Alcoholism Is "Twice as Deadly" for Women

By May Wilkerson

A study of the long-term consequences of alcoholism reveals a much higher mortality rate for women than for men. MORE  

One-Woman Show Breaks Booze Taboos

By May Wilkerson

Tara Handron's solo portrayal of 15 women struggling with alcoholism has a mission, she tells The Fix. MORE  

Stars Speak to Honor Women's Recovery

By Valerie Tejeda

Singer Judy Collins and US Congresswoman Mary Bono Mac share their own experiences with addiction. MORE  

Do Women Relapse for Different Reasons?

By Sarah Beller

Addiction expert David Sack outlines the main challenges that female addicts face, but says they're still less likely to relapse than males. MORE  

Drugs Blamed for Ectopic Pregnancy Deaths in Florida

By McCarton Ackerman

The death rate from the condition is four times higher than it was just a few years ago. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 16, 2012

By Will Godfrey

Young Wall Street bankers face growing alcoholism and eating disorders; why prescription drugs are booming among teens; and police subpoena Whitney Houston's medical records. MORE  

Addicted Women of Kashmir Struggle With Little Help

By Fionna Agomuoh

Sniffing the Toluene found in common household products is an addiction with little escape for many women in Kashmir, India. MORE  

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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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Mexican Drug Cartel Allegedly Had Stash House In Minnesota

Four men have been charged with operating the spot for an unnamed cartel. One has pleaded guilty, while another remains at large.

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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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