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Beware the Santacon Menace

By Nina Puro

The annual event, which takes place this weekend, prompts well-justified fears of drunken carnage. MORE  

Teen Girls Now Binge More Than Boys

By Chrisanne Grise

Adolescent girls outdrink boys, says a new study—but the influence of older boys could be to blame. MORE  

Ask Maia: Switching Addictions

By Maia Szalavitz

Turning on a new addiction in order to turn off an old one may be the right move if you are reducing potential harm. This how-to will help. MORE  

Bullies and Their Victims Abuse Booze More

By McCarton Ackerman

Both parties involved in incidents of bullying at school are more likely to reach for the bottle afterwards. MORE  

Do Smoking Bans Cut Drinking, Too?

By Valerie Tejeda

Alcohol abuse is lower in states that ban smoking in bars, say Yale researchers. MORE  

Portland Drinker Almost Gets Recycled

By May Wilkerson

A drunk Oregon man hits bottom—of a garbage truck—and survives being compacted (twice).  MORE  

Booze Is Next in Bloomberg's Sights

By Valerie Tejeda

Alcohol is set to follow large soda servings as the New York City Health Department's next target. MORE  

Americans Rate Obesity as Biggest Health Threat

By Hunter R. Slaton

The obesity crisis handily beats smoking and drinking as the most serious US health concern in a new poll. MORE  

Is Johnny Depp Drowning His Sorrows?

By Gabrielle Wuhl

He's reportedly drinking heavily to cope with his split from girlfriend Vanessa Paradis. MORE  

DUIs Clearly Correlate to Long-Term Issues

By McCarton Ackerman

New research shows just how good an indicator drunk driving is of possible lifelong risky drinking. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Morning Roundup: Sept. 30, 2014

Snoop Dogg pledges concert if Alaska legalizes weed, thief trades diamonds for bag of weed, and drunk boat operator sinks own vessel.

7:00am
Alibaba's $25 Billion IPO Shadowed By Illegal Drug Sales

The e-commerce site was the world's biggest IPO, but stocks mysteriously took a nosedive. Could online drug sales be to blame?

9/29/14 7:30pm
Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI

After completing what appeared to be a successful stint in rehab, the troubled actress has once again veered off course.

9/29/14 5:30pm
5 Ways Eric Holder Helped Steer the Country Away From the War on Drugs

His run as attorney general was not mistake-free, but he shifted American drug policy for the better.

9/29/14 3:30pm
Talk Show Host Trisha Goddard Opens Up About Drug Addiction

The British TV star has replaced her weed and ecstasy addiction with exercise.

9/29/14 1:00pm

Rehabilitation Directories

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.

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.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

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?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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