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Addiction and the Brain

The Vulnerability of the Teen Brain

By Michael Dhar

The Fix interviews Dr. Daniel J. Siegel whose new book Brainstorm helps adolescents and adults understand the alternatives to the training of the teenage brain, and its vulnerability to addiction.     MORE  

Sweet Tooth May Be Linked to Alcoholism

By Chrisanne Grise

Studies show that the brain's responses to sweets and booze may be closely linked. MORE  

Is Addiction a Pathology of Choice?

By Sarah Beller

New research suggests that drug cravings and decision-making are linked in the brain. MORE  

Are You Addicted to Being Right?

By Ben Feuerherd

When we win an argument, our brains release dopamine and adrenaline, and we can get hooked. MORE  

How Early Heavy Drinking Hurts the Brain

By Valerie Tejeda

Visual learning and memory are affected long-term. But researchers don't recommend raising the legal drinking age. MORE  

Can Blocking Memories Help Addicts Recover?

By Valerie Tejeda

Scientists discover a way to suppress memories that could be used to treat PTSD and addiction. MORE  

Drugs "Hijack" Brain's Decision-Making

By Chrisanne Grise

New research reveals that drugs can distort the brain's ability to make judgments based on past experience. MORE  

Stroke Cures Coke Addict

By McCarton Ackerman

Scientists say the extraordinary case of a stroke ending a 20-year cocaine addiction could unravel some of the mysteries of the brain. MORE  

Scientists Block Brain's Addiction Receptor

By Valerie Tejeda

The "paradigm shifting" breakthrough has enormous potential to prevent and combat opiate addictions. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 3, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Drug dependency is linked to defiance, teens are trading sex for drugs and alcohol, and Tatum O'Neal is back in rehab. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

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DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

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LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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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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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
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?

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 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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