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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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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
What's Up, Doc?

I took my addicted self from private health insurance to MediCal—it wasn't that bad, until I visited the psychiatrist.

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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