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Ketamine As An Anti-Depressant?

By Paul Gaita

A recent study has shown that ketamine is a more effective anti-depressant than current medications. MORE  

How to Handle Panic Attacks

By Sue Smith

It figures: I get clean and start having crazy anxiety attacks. But here are some sobriety-friendly remedies. MORE  

Does Effexor Cause Compulsive Gambling?

By McCarton Ackerman

Numerous gambling addicts claim their problems began after they were prescribed the common anti-depressant. MORE  

Can Meds Keep You Sober?

By Amy Dresner

I need certain drugs in order to stay sane. And no one’s going to tell me I’m not sober because I take them.  MORE  

Magic Mushrooms May Hold Depression Key

By Valerie Tejeda

Scientists find that the active ingredient in 'shrooms affects the brain in a similar way to anti-depressants. MORE  

The Great Antidepressant Hypocrisy

By Maia Szalavitz

Most people think Americans are popping Prozac like candy. But in reality, depression is far more common than we think. Could it be that we're not medicated enough? MORE  

The Hilarity of Heroin

By Ruth Fowler

Amy Dresner survived private girls’ schools and drug addiction before discovering her calling: finding the funny in psych wards, meds, and sobriety. MORE  

Common Prescriptions That Can Push You Over the Edge

By Jeff Forester

Except for the most hard-headed hardliners, most addiction experts agree: taking psychotropic drugs doesn't mean you're not sober. But some anti-depressants are better than others. MORE  

Are People Who Take Anti-Depressants Really Sober?

By Kristen McGuiness

It's time for abstinence extremists to stop spreading the dangerous propaganda that "clean and sober" means no medications for depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Even Alcoholics Anonymous says so. MORE  

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

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Morning Roundup: July 28, 2014

Fox News anchor pleads guilty in drunk disorderly case, Utah political candidate charged with assault over pill debt, and 'Bio-Dome' star arrested for drunk driving.

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Drug Users Welcomed For First Time at Global AIDS Confab

After being shut out of of the AIDS conference for decades, intravenous drug users finally had their own booth.

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New Study Identifies Triggers In Cocaine Relapse

A connection between endogenous amino acids and opioid receptors may offer a clue as to why people relapse.

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World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use

Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate of drug abuse, as shown by Portugal.

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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.

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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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