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Can Deep Brain Stimulation Cure Addiction?

By Jeanene Swanson

This relatively simple neurosurgical procedure can be used to treat a variety of disorders originating from abnormal brain activity such as Parkinson's, OCD, Tourette's, and more. So why does nobody know about it? MORE  

Mindfulness Can Rewire the Brain of an Addict

By Victoria Kim

Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse. MORE  

New Study Identifies Triggers In Cocaine Relapse

By John Lavitt

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

Brain Activity in Sex Addicts Similar to Drug Addicts

By Victoria Kim

A new study using magnetic resonance imaging found many similarities in the brains of subjects addicted to sex and drugs. MORE  

Porn Causes Drop In Mental Power, Study Says

By John Lavitt

A German study concluded that pornography really can make users stupid. MORE  

Occasional Stimulant Use Changes Brain Of Users

By McCarton Ackerman

A new research study shows that even part-time stimulant use can alter brain chemistry. MORE  

Zombie Beer Brewed With Real Brains

By Bryan Le

This brainy brew contains cranberries for carnivorous color and smoked goat brains for grisly flavor. MORE  

The Science of Porn Addiction

By Bryan Le

ASAP Science explains how porn addiction does more than just hook us, but affect the way our brains perceive sex as well. MORE  

Pot Could Affect Development of Teenage Brain

By Bryan Le

Using pot during a time when the brain is shaping itself in preparation for adult life could be detrimental, researchers say. MORE  

British Clubbers Go Blind After Taking 'Brain' Drug

By McCarton Ackerman

The incident highlights a disturbingly growing trend of teenagers not taking seriously the dangers of club drugs. MORE  

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What We Know, and Don’t Know, About Depression and Alcoholism

The recent death of actor Robin Williams cast anew a spotlight on the complicated relationship between addiction and depression.

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Father Accused of Executing Drunk Driver Acquitted

Prosecutors were irate that David Barajas was found not guilty by the jury

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Sick of Hangovers? Consider Changing Your DNA

A new study revealed that the answer to why you're hungover might be in your genes.

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Weed Can Reduce Domestic Violence in Married Couples

It should come as no surprise that there are significantly fewer incidents of domestic violence among weed-smoking couples.

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WHO Calls for Stronger Electronic Cigarette Regulation

The World Health Organization also wants a ban of indoor use of the product until conclusive proof that exhaled vapor is not harmful.

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Helping My Wife Survive Childhood Sexual Abuse

My wife revealed to me that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. The process of healing has been difficult, but together we are working towards her recovery.

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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