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Morning Roundup: February 17, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Olympic fans want booze at Sochi, Italy overturns dumb pot law, racing horses test positive for Viagra, and Indiana court says being drunk and annoying a-okay. MORE  

HSBC Laundered Billions in Drug Cartel Money

By McCarton Ackerman

European mega-bank admits to doing business with Mexican drug cartels through its US branches. MORE  

Confessions of a Shopaholic Bank Robber

By Bryan Le

A dapper thief robs a string of Manhattan banks to fuel his shopping addiction. MORE  

Medical Marijuana Causes Banking Headache

By Bryan Le

Banks fear federal charges of drug racketeering and money laundering if they allow dispensaries to deposit earnings. MORE  

London is Home of High Finance

By Anthony Daconti

Economic crisis sees addiction snowball in London's Square Mile, where you can order cocaine at a pub before trading. MORE  

Cocaine and Hookers for Wall St. Execs, Subsidized by You

By Kenneth Garger

How one sex and drug supplier took advantage of the bank bailout to boom before it bust. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

How Wachovia Bank Laundered Billions for Mexico's Murderous Cartels, New Rules for Painkillers, and the Military's Growing Drug Problem. MORE  

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PTSD and Food Addiction Go Hand-in-Hand for Women

Researchers have found the stronger the PTSD, the more likely a woman will suffer from eating addiction.

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Teens Who Smoke Pot Daily Could Have More Problems Later in Life

A recent study has claimed that the more frequent the use, the more adversely affected users can become.

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Hostel Owner Accused of Drugging and Assaulting Lodgers

Michael Harris stands accused of sexually assaulting male travelers from Germany, England, and the United States.

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Addicted to Your Phone? There's (Another) App for That

Checky is designed to keep users constantly aware of how often and even why they're always checking their phones.

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Study Says Pot Smokers Use To Cope With Negative Emotions

Researchers found that using marijuana to cope with traumatic events could lead to increased dependence.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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.

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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