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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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The Quick Fix
California Moves To Clean Up Medical Pot Business

Fifteen years after its initial passage, California's medical marijuana law remains a headache for state politicians.

4/23/14 7:30pm
Michigan Debates Controversial Roadside Saliva Tests for Weed

Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana opponents and even law enforcement officials have criticized the method being proposed for testing levels of THC.

4/23/14 5:30pm
Methadone Clinics Shuttered In Crimea After Russian Takeover

Following the annexation of the region, Russia dealt a devastating blow to addicts by banning methadone treatment.

4/23/14 3:30pm
Cattle-Worming Drug Found In British Cocaine

Authorities issued an alert saying 80 percent of cocaine seized in the UK has been cut with Levamisole, a cattle deworming drug that allegedly rots human skin.

4/23/14 1:00pm
Former NBA Star Chris Herren Raises Money For Recovery

By finishing the Boston Marathon, Harren took another big step in his own recovery from opiate addiction while also raising funds to help others like him.

4/23/14 10:30am

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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