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A Rock-Bottom Gambler Craves Fellowship

By Chris Wright

With no money left to travel to a Gamblers Anonymous meeting, I sought community elsewhere. What I found made me reconsider my motives. MORE  

A Modest Proposal: The Gambling Game Plan

By Chris Wright

Gambling addicts are fortunate enough to be able to feed their cravings in casinos, shops, cruise ships, bars, and the comfort of their own homes. Why isn't anyone thinking about our hospitals, too? MORE  

Is the Disease Model an Easy Way Out?

By Chris Wright

By accepting that my gambling addiction is a disease, I've finally stopped hating myself—and maybe that's not such a good thing. MORE  

The Truth About Workaholism

By Chris Wright

Many people view "workaholism" as a virtue, or even a joke. But a spate of recent studies suggests the condition should be taken much more seriously. MORE  

You Bet Your Life

By Chris Wright

A gambling addiction won’t ruin your liver or collapse your veins, but it's got the highest suicide rate of any addiction. It's National Suicide Prevention Week, so we ask: How is that possible? MORE  

Attack of the Killer Slots

By Chris Wright

More states are embracing the easy bounty of the one-armed bandit. Sadly, we can look to London to see the grim future of American gaming, and its name is Steve. MORE  

A Gambler's Lotto Meltdown

By Chris Wright

Glamorous tales abound of high-rollers losing millions in a night. But the sad truth is, most gambling addicts go bankrupt one scratch card at a time. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Sept. 22, 2014

Marijuana pizza sauce now available in L.A., drunk driver pulls up to cops to say hello, and drunk airline passenger arrested for stealing booze.

7:00am
Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Teens In Decline

The annual SAMHSA survey found that rates of use for most substances have dropped significantly, though most Americans are still not getting treatment.

9/19/14 7:30pm
Proposed British Alcohol Tax To Help Fund Treatment Programs

The Centre for Social Justice has proposed a two-pence tax on alcohol in order to pay for addiction treatment.

9/19/14 5:30pm
Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks Millions for Addiction Treatment

Even if passed, the $80 million legislation is almost assured to be doomed by the Republican-led House.

9/19/14 3:30pm
South Carolina Man Illegally Operated Rehabs In Three States

Clayton Alfred White declared himself to be a professional drug counselor despite having no license or even training.

9/19/14 1:00pm

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Sober Living
An Audience with Gabor Maté

According to the rock star of addiction theory, every addict had a traumatic childhood whether they realize it or not.

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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