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'Affluenza' Teen Dodges Jail Again After Pleading Guilty To New Charges

By McCarton Ackerman

Judge Jean Boyd further angered the victims' families by again refusing to send Ethan Couch to prison. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 7, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Rob Ford declares Bob Marley Day, Selena Gomez ditched rehab, Missouri next to debate legal pot, and Philip Seymour Hoffman's number found on dealers. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 6, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Pilots wear oxygen masks on Bieber pot plane, Miley Cyrus quit smoking for two months, liberals drink more than conservatives, and affluenza teen gets 10 years probation. MORE  

The value of "Affluenza," Addiction and Parental Neglect As Get Out of Jail Defenses

By Maia Szalavitz

The drunk-driving teen who killed 4 walked, blaming it on "affluenza," a so-called "disease" that makes the rich unable to understand the consequences of their actions. Where does that leave addicts and the rest of us? MORE  

Rich Teen Who Killed Four While Drunk Given Probation

By Allison McCabe

Outrage over a slap on the wrist for the unremorseful Ethan Couch underscores the age-old story of how the wealthy are treated differently in our justice system than the rest of us. MORE  

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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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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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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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