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Controversial Research Links Casual Pot Use With Brain Abnormalities

By Paul Gaita

The study drew sharp criticism for its "dishonesty" and alleged influence of its funding agencies, which include the Office of National Drug Control Policy. MORE  

Research Shows Ritalin Causes Long-Term Brain Injury

By John Lavitt

Though still in the research phase, a new study showed that the ADHD drug can potentially cause clinical depression and damage to the frontal lobes. MORE  

New Study Claims Marijuana Damages Brain for Life

By Shawn Dwyer

According to researchers, chronic pot smoking during one’s teen years causes lapses in memory and reasoning. But is that really the case? MORE  

British Woman Convicted of Mercy Killing Released

By Shannon Kelley

After five years in prison, Frances Inglis has been released following her conviction for injecting her brain-damaged son with a lethal dose of heroin. And she still says it was the right thing to do. MORE  

Aerobics Can Reduce Alcohol's Brain Damage

By Valerie Tejeda

Getting moving can help mitigate memory deterioration caused by booze, researchers say. MORE  

Women Recover From Alcohol Abuse Faster

By May Wilkerson

Women's brains recover white matter quickly in early recovery, while men don't make such progress for over a year, a new study shows. MORE  

Half of South African Teens Are Underage Drinkers

By Valerie Tejeda

Concerned officials join forces with an alcohol manufacturer to try to dissuade South Africa's many drinking teens. MORE  

Alcoholic Families May Mess Up Kids' Brains

By Adam K. Raymond

Non-drinking teens with a family history of alcoholism show weaker brain responses to risky decisions. MORE  

Ecstasy Causes Long-Term Brain Damage

By Jennifer Matesa

The author of a new study tells The Fix why we shouldn't see the drug as safe. MORE  

Even Long-Sober Alcoholics Lack Balance

By Will Godfrey

Loss of balance and coordination caused by alcoholism is long-term, perhaps even permanent, say scientists. MORE  

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Unsurprisingly, the infamous British tabloid The Sun blurred a few lines and fudged some facts to generate a shocking headline.

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The singer-songwriter is poised to attract controversy with her latest single.

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World Cup and Alcoholism

The final game between Germany and Argentina is this Sunday, but is the greatest global sporting event a perfect storm for alcoholism? Our Argentinean correspondent reports . . . .

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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.

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

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