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The Rise of Peer-Based Naloxone Distribution Programs

Lawmakers are finally realizing that restricting access to naloxone is a bad idea; by extending the drug's availability to outreach workers, active drug users, and family members, we save lives. By Tessie Castillo READ MORE  

The Rise of Peer-Based Naloxone Distribution Programs

Lawmakers are finally realizing that restricting access to naloxone is a bad idea; by extending the drug's availability to outreach workers, active drug users, and family members, we save lives. By Tessie Castillo READ MORE  

Warning Signs: 5 Red Flags in Kids Who Are Susceptible to Addiction

Be sure your child isn't at risk for addictive behavior by keeping an eye out for these signs. By Marissa Rosado READ MORE  

Recent Features
new rules
Will Marijuana Be Reclassified by the Federal Government?

By Dana Byerly

Removing marijuana's Schedule 1 status would result in federally funded medical research and economic growth. MORE  

Injustice
Ten Ways the War On Drugs Violates the U.S. Constitution

By Clarence Walker

How our government's ongoing policy on drugs threatens all of us in unexpected ways. MORE  

memory
Erasing Your Traumas

By Jeanene Swanson

Could it be possible to erase memories of "people, places and things" that trigger us, including into addictive behaviors? MORE  

not like the other
Are These Fifteen Behaviors Addictions or Compulsions?

By Chris Bisogni

The word "addiction" gets thrown around a lot these days—anything from sex to eating dirt—but what's the difference between an actual addiction and a compulsive behavior? MORE  

NA
The Crescent and the Needle: The Remarkable Rise of NA in Iran

By John Lavitt

Narcotics Anonymous has thrived in Iran since 1990, second in membership and groups only to the United States. The Fix takes a look inside the phenomenon. MORE  

freedom
Breaking Free from Sexual Abuse

By Tessa Stein

The man with pedophilic tendencies lures his prey not with candy so much as by offering a different kind of yearned-for sweetness. He chooses the child hungry for love. MORE  

Music
Hip Hop and Sobriety: No Dope is Dope

By Cameron Turner

A few big hip hop stars are swimming against the tsunami of pro-dope lyrics and artist lifestyles, seeking to make it "dope" (cool) to follow their lead.    MORE  

bipartisanship
Don't Look Now: The Right is Leading the Way To Saner Drug Policies

By Edmund Newton

After years of intolerance, some leading conservatives and red states are now edging past liberals to reform zero-tolerance drug laws to favor treatment over prison. MORE  

state by state
To Legalize or Not to Legalize?

By John Brinkley

With Colorado and Washington already allowing recreational use and a public groundswell supporting legalization, should other states follow suit? MORE  

Q and A
Howard Dean and the Politics of Recovery

By Jay Levin

What would it look like if American public policy was aimed at dramatically reducing substance abuse and revolutionizing treatment? An innovative former presidential candidate tells The Fix how the new game would be played. MORE  

The Quick Fix
More College Students Taking ADHD Drugs to Study

The last 10 years have seen a drastic rise in college students taking Adderall or Ritalin in order to boost their productivity in an increasingly competitive environment.

7:30pm
Columbus Short Allegedly Threatens Wife With Knife While Drunk

The 'Scandal' star was reportedly intoxicated on wine when he threatened to kill his wife and himself over her alleged affairs.

5:30pm
Coachella Founder Once Ran Pot Smuggling Operation

Thirty years ago, Gary Tovar smuggled marijuana into the U.S. while helping to spur the homegrown industry.

3:30pm
Edie Falco Talks 'Nurse Jackie' and Sobriety

As the sixth season of the show is underway, star Edie Falco talks about her pill-popping character's relapse as well as her own 20 years of sobriety.

1:00pm
North Korean Drug Trafficking Causing Addiction Epidemic

While North Korea's hand in drug smuggling is hardly news, a new report shows just how widespread addiction is in the isolated communist nation.

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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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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