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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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The Quick Fix
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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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.

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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.

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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