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Snail Venom Has Potential to Create Powerful New Painkillers

By McCarton Ackerman

Though still in the research phase, the venom-filled treatment could produce a new class of drugs one hundred times more powerful than morphine. MORE  

Studies Show Women Using Crystal Meth for Weight Loss

By Paul Gaita

A solid minority of women abusers, particularly in Australia, have reported initially taking meth in order to lose weight, only to fall victim to its addictive properties. MORE  

Olympic Swimming Champion Enters Rehab For Ambien Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

Hackett was shipped off to a U.S. rehab following a bizarre incident in a Melbourne casino where he was caught stumbling around half-naked with his four-year-old daughter in tow. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 25, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Miley Cyrus swipes beer from audience, substitute teacher arrested for public intoxication, arrest of 'El Chapo' won't stop drugs, and now Ohioans want medical pot. MORE  

Neknomination: The Incredibly Dumb and Destructive Social Media Drinking Game

By Bryan Le

The Internet game where players try to outdo each other with dangerous feats of drinking has led to several deaths with more certain to follow. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 27, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Snoop Dogg blazes up hotel room, Rob Ford on Jeopardy, medical pot moves forward in Florida, and Gov. Cuomo bans welfare for gambling and booze. MORE  

Australians Seek Heavier Punishment for Drunk One-Punch Killers

By Bryan Le

Following the drunken punch assaults that killed two teenagers in New South Wales, concerned groups are calling for stricter laws on alcohol-related violence. MORE  

Dogs in Australia Hooked on Psychedelic Toads

By Allison McCabe

Licking the hallucinogenic sweat off cane toads has led to a rash of canine addicts. MORE  

Plain Cigarette Packages Make Smokers Want to Quit

By Chrisanne Grise

Taking away the flashy packaging makes smoking less appealing, an Australian study finds. MORE  

Could Legalizing Weed Curb Alcohol-Related Violence?

By Victoria Kim

Aussie alcohol expert Robin Room argues that pot makes teens "less likely to be aggressive." MORE  

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Twelve Pot Plants Earn Missouri Siblings 15-Year Sentences

Though they claimed it was for personal use, Natalie and David DePriest were handed harsh sentences for cultivating marijuana and intent to distribute.

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‘Growing Pains’ Jeremy Miller Talks About Addiction

The former child star opened up about his alcohol addiction, which began when he was just four years old.

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Addicted to the Small Screen

Concern is growing among teachers in the United Kingdom and abroad about children as young as three or four obsessively using tablets and smartphones.

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Dave Navarro Speaks Out on “Compassion” and Addiction

The Jane's Addiction guitarist talked about his struggle with heroin addiction as part of a HuffPost Live segment hosted by Ricky Camilleri.

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Former Addict Goes From Homelessness To Magna Cum Laude

Daney Hill lived under a highway overpass struggling with substance abuse, but she picked up the pieces and earned high honors in college with a degree in business.

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Did I Pick the Wrong Sponsor, Or Is it Me?

After four years of thinking about asking someone to sponsor me, someone finally asked to be my sponsor. But I'm not sure it was a good decision... for either of us.

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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.

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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."

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

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