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Are Online Pharmacies Fueling the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic?

By Allison McCabe

The Ryan Haight Act of 2008 gave the DEA the power to prosecute and shut down illegal online pharmacies. So why are so many still in business? MORE  

Warning Signs: 5 Red Flags in Kids Who Are Susceptible to Addiction

By Marissa Rosado

Be sure your child isn't at risk for addictive behavior by keeping an eye out for these signs. MORE  

The Link Between Serial Killers and Addicts

By Victoria Kim

Criminologist Craig Traube recently pointed to several overlapping behaviors that serial killers have in common with substance abusers. MORE  

Researchers Identify Brain Area Tied to Problem Gambling

By Victoria Kim

Turns out those who suffer injuries in the insula cortex, which controls consciousness and motor control, are more rational about gambling outcomes, even compared to those with healthy brains. MORE  

Are These Fifteen Behaviors Addictions or Compulsions?

By Chris Bisogni

The word "addiction" gets thrown around a lot these days—anything from sex to eating dirt—but what's the difference between an actual addiction and a compulsive behavior? MORE  

Study Shows Crystal Meth Abuse Can Accelerate HIV/AIDS Transmission

By John Lavitt

Researchers found that HIV-positive men who were also meth abusers had higher transmission rates and a worse progression of the disease than non-users. MORE  

Kid Cudi Reveals How He Beat His Addictions

By Bryan Le

There was no rehab or clinics, he claims, just a goal of who he wanted to be in his mind. 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  

Selfie Addiction Linked to Mental Health Disorders

By Bryan Le

Selfie addiction may sound trivial, but one UK teen who took 200 photos of himself for ten hours a day exemplifies how it's a very real addiction that stems from compulsive disorders. MORE  

Cameron Douglas Released From Solitary Confinement

By McCarton Ackerman

After nearly two years, Douglas has emerged from solitary and he has his father's Emmy acceptance speech to thank. MORE  

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Wife of Slipknot Bassist Blames Doctor For Overdose Death

Daniel Baldi could face 18 years in prison if convicted for his role in Paul Gray's death, as well as the deaths of several others.

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Morning Roundup: April 24, 2014

Fourth graders busted for selling pot, father strangles son over gaming addiction, woman sold heroin from hospital bed, and playboy blames rich dad for gambling ring bust.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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