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Fish Oil Could Reduce Risk of Alcoholic Dementia

By Bryan Le

Drinking can cause long-term neurological damage and dementia, but these effects may be prevented with fish oil. MORE  

Comic Transformation

By Amy Dresner

With 20 years of sobriety, comedian Ian Harvie looks back on coming out as a lesbian, then as an alcoholic and then as transitioning into a male body in The Fix Q&A. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 5, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

NYT's Maureen Dowd eats pot and freaks out, former Dallas Cowboy in jail for DUI manslaughter could play again, and crime down in CO after legal weed. MORE  

My Name is Steven and I'm Not An Alcoholic

By Steven Quay

Sometimes a wrong diagnosis leads to effective treatment. MORE  

The Introvert’s Guide to Non-Compulsive Drinking

By Aaron Kuchta

If you like drinking a little too much, and don't like talking about your feelings in a self-help group, this is the guide for you. MORE  

Rob Ford Apparently Enjoying His Stay In Rehab

By Shawn Dwyer

The world famous crack smoking Mayor of Toronto feels “great” and looks forward to resuming his campaign for reelection. MORE  

Addictive Relationship Recovery: A Journey of Acceptance

By Julie Louise

Growing up, my parents set up impossible expectations and were prone to unpredictable outbursts. I didn't just become used to it, I began to get a high from emotional roller coasters—and I found it in relationships with addicts. MORE  

Dennis Rodman Leaves Alcohol Rehab, Immediately Relapses, Denies Drinking Problem

By McCarton Ackerman

The former NBA great followed up his disastrous trip to North Korea by refusing to acknowledge that he has a problem with booze. MORE  

'Desperate Housewives' Star Shawn Pyfrom Reveals Drug And Alcohol Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

The reality show star went public with his addiction after hearing the news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death. MORE  

Is AA a Cult, or a Culture?

By Jennifer Matesa

For every quasi-authoritarian 12-step meeting, I’ve gone to more than a dozen other more equitable ones. MORE  

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Brain-Boosting 'Smart Drugs' On The Rise

With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal.

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New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.

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4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted Your Smartphone

Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again.

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Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem?

Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts.

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FDA Approves New Painkiller From Oxy Maker Purdue Pharma

A new oxycodone painkiller called Tarqiniq ER will feature a naloxone inhibitor when tablet is crushed.

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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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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