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Addiction and the Brain

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  

Can Amino Acid Therapy Help Us Get Sober?

By Valerie Tejeda

The founder of one rehab tells The Fix that amino acid supplements hugely aid recovery. MORE  

Food Addicts "Less Likely to Do Coke"

By Valerie Tejeda

Yale researchers explore surprising links between food cravings and novelty-seeking behaviors. MORE  

Science Links Love and Addiction

By Valerie Tejeda

A study of brain scans traces love and drug addiction to the same region of the brain. MORE  

Stanton Peele: Addiction Isn't Inherited

By Chrisanne Grise

People are "blinded" by genetic theories, argues the leading opponent of the disease model of addiction. MORE  

How Brain Trauma Can Cause Addiction

By Adam K. Raymond

Lethal drug addiction is disturbingly common among pro athletes, like boxer Johnny Tapia and a long roster of NFL players, who suffer head trauma and chronic pain. Sadly, the more we know, the less anyone seems to care. MORE  

Addiction: It's Hiding Right Over Your Nose

By May Wilkerson

Science gets closer to explaining how some of our brains are hard-wired for addiction. MORE  

Meth is Less Rewarding When You've Got a Social Life

By Dirk Hanson

Animal study shows how a solid social network helps protect against drug abuse--by literally changing the way the brain works. MORE  

Brain Holes and Other Meth Myths

By Dirk Hanson

Meth does many nasty things to your brain—but putting holes in it is not one of them. MORE  

New Study: Smart People More Likely to Use Drugs

By Tony O'Neill

A controversial scientist claims that high I.Q. Individuals are more prone to engage in "evolutionarily novel" behaviors. MORE  

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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, 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.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

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Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

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

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