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Are Athletes More Susceptible to Eating Disorders?

By Dana Byerly

Athletes face a lot of pressure to stay fit, stay winning and stay in school. The pressure to be invincible can make it harder to get help for the anxiety and associated eating disorders that often result from this perfectionism. MORE  

Missouri Judge Refuses To Dismiss Obesity Case

By Dana Byerly

Because of the American Medical Association reclassifying obesity as a disease, the effects have had a big impact on the judicial system as well as the medical community. MORE  

Supreme Court Smacks Down Rick Scott On Drug Testing

By Dana Byerly

The high court denied Florida's petition to hear new arguments in the case, so naturally Scott remained defiant in his increasingly quixotic pursuit of mandatory drug testing. MORE  

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  

What are the effects of marijuana?

By Dana Byerly

The effects of marijuana vary by method of ingestion—either by smoking, vaping or eating—and each method comes with its own short and long term effects and risks. MORE  

How do I know if someone is addicted to marijuana?

By Dana Byerly

After a long, stressful day, it's not uncommon for people to want something to help them forget about all the negativity and the overwhelming pressures of life. Understandably, they might want a little something to help take the edge off.  But that's also a common justification in most cases of addiction, particularly when dealing with marijuana abuse.  MORE  

How is marijuana addiction treated?

By Dana Byerly

Road to RecoveryMany adults who seek treatment for marijuana abuse or dependence have been chronic users for more than 10 years and have attempted to quit more than six times.  Almost 10 percent of those who try marijuana develop a dependence compared to 15 percent who try cocaine and 24 percent who try heroin.  Because there are a greater number of people who use marijuana, however, dependence is twice as high as any other recreational drug.   MORE  

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Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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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. 

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

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