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The War on Addiction Comes Home

By Jeff Forester

Combat veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries are suffering from skyrocketing rates of addiction, alcoholism and suicide. Thirty-five years after Vietnam, is America creating another lost generation? MORE  

How Bad Is Antabuse?

By Jeff Forester

When you don't trust yourself to stay away from a drink, you can take a pill to make drinking unbearable. But it comes at a price. MORE  

What To Do When AA Isn't Working

By Jeff Forester

Some addicts believe that the 12 steps can solve all their problems. But they're designed to treat addiction—not depression, anxiety, and the like. So how do you know when you need a therapist, and what kind do you need? MORE  

Gummi Bear Menace Threatens Teen Sobriety

By Jeff Forester

Vodka-infused "boozy bears" pack a powerful punch and are difficult for parents and teachers to detect. MORE  

Experiments Could Herald "Sober Pill"

By Jeff Forester

Aussie scientists have identified the immune cells in the brain that cause slurring and staggering when you drink. MORE  

Happy Days for 'Shroom Heads

By Jeff Forester

"Openness," one of the Big Five personality traits, is boosted long-term by magic mushrooms, say scientists. MORE  

AA Sponsor Killed by Relapsing Sponsee

By Jeff Forester

Beloved AA regular in Kentucky was allegedly killed during a brutal fight with his drunk sponsee. MORE  

Beer Companies Target Kids In Violation of Industry Standards

By Jeff Forester

The head of the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth explains to The Fix why Budweiser, Coors and Miller are screwing up on air. MORE  

Your Mom Was Right About Family Dinners

By Jeff Forester

Eating regular meals as a family is associated with dramatically lower rates of teen drug use, finds a CASA study. MORE  

Overdose Deaths Overtake Traffic Toll

By Jeff Forester

Drugs are now out-killing cars nationwide, but illegal substances aren't the chief culprits. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Morning Roundup: July 23, 2014

Lars Ulrich credits Noel Gallagher for quitting cocaine, Shia LaBeouf says Brad Pitt helped him get sober, and daughter of Real Housewives star arrested for DUI.

7:00am
Adults Quitting Smoking Prefer Fun-Flavored E-Cigs

Fruity flavors might seem like they're just for kids, but adult e-cig users love them too—and say it helps them quit regular tobacco.

7/22/14 7:30pm
Florida Pill Mill Doc Gets 15 Years In Prison

Zachary Rose testified against other employees, but was ultimately dubbed a con artist by a district court judge.

7/22/14 5:30pm
Study Claims Pot Smoking Doesn't Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Despite new evidence, the jury is still out on whether or not weed does contribute to causing cancer.

7/22/14 3:30pm
'Star Wars' Ewok Admits Cocaine, Alcohol Addiction

After being caught on camera doing cocaine, actor Paul Grant has admitted to needing help for the addictions that caused him to lose everything.

7/22/14 1:00pm

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, 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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