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Exercising Those Demons

By Brian Donahoe

The gym is the last place an addict wants to go, clean or not. Here's a pep-talk and some tips from a personal trainer on how to sweat yourself to happiness. One step at a time. MORE  

The 10 Hardest Drugs to Kick

By Jacqueline Detwiler

Drug and alcohol use spikes wildly during the 30-day run-up to New Year's Eve. But which drugs are actually most addictive? The answers may surprise you. MORE  

How to Make a Behavior Addictive

By Bryan Le

Can being aware of how behaviors can become addictive help us avoid them, or even use them to our advantage? MORE  

Misha's Hope For You

By Bryan Le

Watch these stories of addiction, recovery, grief and loss. The video's creators, a group of grieving mothers who have lost their young adult children to addiction and overdose, hope these stories can prevent others from the same terrible fate. MORE  

Fear-Based Recovery Doesn't Work

By Bryan Le

The Reverend runs a trifle hot as he speaks out against fear-based recovery... MORE  

Tap Tap Tap: A Path to Healing and Recovery?

By Jowita Bydlowska

The "energy-medicine" method of tapping—locating acupressure points to alleviate past traumatic wounds—may or may not be useful, but many believe in it.  MORE  

Obamacare Rolls Out, Transforming Addiction Coverage

By Michael Dhar

Despite the controversy, Obamacare will really change people's lives—including addicts, who can look forward to treatment coverage beginning this year. MORE  

Yoga and Recovery: Three Ways to Start on The Path To Wellness

By Tara Steinke

 Yoga is so much more than the glossy images of the ultra bendy MORE  

Substance Abuse Issues and Mental Disorders

By Jeanene Swanson

Fifty percent of general psychiatric patients also have a substance use disorder. But what's the status of good treatment for these "co-occurring disorders?" MORE  

I'm Powerless Over Chocolate and My Life Has Become Unmanageable

By Bonnie Bernstein

Don't tell me it isn't substance abuse. This is serious. MORE  

How to Isolate and Treat Protracted Withdrawal Symptoms

By Jeanene Swanson

Protracted withdrawal syndrome, or PAWS, is the name of the condition that leaves recovering addicts and alcoholics feeling the worse for wear. Here are your options. MORE  

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This week, Johnson pulled out of competition and suddenly announced a leave of absence. Now we know why.

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Pregnancy Criminalization Laws Shed Light on Struggle of Mothers With Addiction

Reproductive rights, criminal justice advocates, and most medical organizations have slammed Tennessee's draconian law punishing women addicts.

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Failure to Launch: North Carolina Drug Test Program Fizzles

A lack of funding and an overwhelming backlog of applications has stalled the testing program before it could begin.

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Methamphetamine Use on the Rise in India

Loopholes in the law and corruption among officials has led to a staggering increase in meth production and abuse.

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University May Start Drug Testing Cheerleaders After Tragic Death

Danielle Cogwell's "suspected overdose" death last week has prompted calls to change Louisville's drug policy.

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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, 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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