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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 Truth About Suboxone

By Maia Szalavitz

Studies show that maintenance therapy is the most effective treatment for opiate addiction. So why are abstinence fundamentalists so bitterly against it? MORE  

'My Husband or My Habit?': A Smoker's Dilemma

By Susan Shapiro

Once, he'd found her smoking sexy. But the day after the wedding, he demanded she quit. Or else. MORE  

What's So Scary About The Addiction Vaccine?

By Walter Armstrong

A recent New York Times story about a vaccine that may help curb addiction provoked a rabid response from many recovering readers. Why? It's true that we're years away from a magic bullet. But why are we so fearful of finding one? MORE  

How Childhood Trauma Creates Life-long Adult Addicts

By Maia Szalavitz

Childhood abuse massively increases the risk of people turning to drugs and alcohol. A little advice to fans of "tough love" treatment like Dr. Drew: Try a little tenderness. MORE  

Is Cancer Worse Than Alcoholism?

By Will Godfrey

When Pamela Pecs Cytron was diagnosed with breast cancer she received widespread, heartfelt sympathy. But she had to face her alcoholism alone. MORE  

Addiction Research: All Brain and No Soul?

By Maia Szalavitz

High-tech imaging and neuroscientific experiments are all the rage in the addiction world these days. That might proved helpful to addicts in the future. But for addicts currently immersed in a world of pain? Not so much. MORE  

Doctors Spell Out Addiction for the Next Decade

By Jed Bickman

For the first time, addiction will make it into medicine's most-important diagnostic manual. But not everyone's happy about this.  MORE  

A New View of Addiction Stirs Up A Scientific Storm

By Jennifer Matesa with Jed Bickman

A group of leading American addiction experts recently released a sweeping new definition of addiction, sending the the powerful psychiatric lobby into a tail-spin. MORE  

Sex Addiction Is Not So Funny

By Alexandra Katehakis

From Tiger Woods to Anthony Wiener, most bold-faced names who get caught with their pants down blame their actions on sex addiction, while the public largely scoffs at the label. But a top therapist argues that it's no laughing matter. MORE  

Serra Frank Feels Your Pain

By Kenneth Garger

The drive to legalize pot has spawned hundreds off-beat organizations. But few have been as controversial as Moms for Marijuana, founded by a pain-crippled woman in Idaho. Pot has helped relieve some of her endless agonies. But how will it effect her kids? MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Edie Falco Talks 'Nurse Jackie' and Sobriety

As the sixth season of the show is underway, star Edie Falco talks about her pill-popping character's relapse as well as her own 20 years of sobriety.

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North Korean Drug Trafficking Causing Addiction Epidemic

While North Korea's hand in drug smuggling is hardly news, a new report shows just how widespread addiction is in the isolated communist nation.

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North Dakota Oil Boom Triggering Spike In Drug Trade

The flow of oil has triggered a flood of meth and heroin, with the feds seeing triple the number of prosecutions for drugs in recent years.

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Morning Roundup: April 17, 2014

Rob Kardashian denies drug abuse, man huffing paint punches pitbull, bus driver arrested for driving drunk teens, and middle school kid wears 'I [Heart] Weed shirt.

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Nearly a Third of Alcoholic Beverages Have Inaccurate Labels

According to a 2013 survey, thirty percent of all booze labels have faulty information about alcohol content.

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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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