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Study Shows That Some Brains Are More Wired Towards Sex

By Bryan Le

Researchers used EEG scans to determine that some people are more sensitive to sexually explicit images, though that doesn't mean they're addicted to sex. 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  

Stroke Cures Coke Addict

By McCarton Ackerman

Scientists say the extraordinary case of a stroke ending a 20-year cocaine addiction could unravel some of the mysteries of the brain. MORE  

Can a New Simple Test Predict Alcoholism?

By Chrisanne Grise

Scientists have developed a simple Pavlovian test that may identify alcoholic predisposition in the brain. MORE  

Drunk Brains Forget Facts But Not Feelings

By May Wilkerson

Alcohol may cause you to forget experiences—but not emotions—according to a new study. MORE  

Bath Salts May Be as Addictive as Cocaine

By Valerie Tejeda

New research supports the recent US ban, revealing the designer drug's addictive potential. MORE  

Addiction: It's Hiding Right Over Your Nose

By May Wilkerson

Science gets closer to explaining how some of our brains are hard-wired for addiction. MORE  

Brains on Cocaine "Age Faster"

By McCarton Ackerman

Cocaine use causes premature memory loss and mental decline, say scientists. MORE  

Men and Women Respond Differently to Cocaine

By Valerie Tejeda

A new study reports that cocaine acts differently in the brains of different genders. The findings may spur scientists to develop more targeted treatments for addiction. MORE  

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

By Dirk Hanson

Miss Russia Rushes into Rehab, A New Debate over Sex Addiction, and Magic Mushrooms Make a Comeback—as Treatment. MORE  

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Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Teens In Decline

The annual SAMHSA survey found that rates of use for most substances have dropped significantly, though most Americans are still not getting treatment.

9/19/14 7:30pm
Proposed British Alcohol Tax To Help Fund Treatment Programs

The Centre for Social Justice has proposed a two-pence tax on alcohol in order to pay for addiction treatment.

9/19/14 5:30pm
Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks Millions for Addiction Treatment

Even if passed, the $80 million legislation is almost assured to be doomed by the Republican-led House.

9/19/14 3:30pm
South Carolina Man Illegally Operated Rehabs In Three States

Clayton Alfred White declared himself to be a professional drug counselor despite having no license or even training.

9/19/14 1:00pm
Philadelphia Man Accused of Running Illegal 'Recovery Homes'

Jeffrey Jackson has been accused of putting recovering addicts at risk by housing them in rooms deemed unfit for human dwelling.

9/19/14 10:30am

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Sober Living
Normies React to the 12 Steps

"I think admitting to having a problem in general is the right first step, but to admit powerlessness is unhealthy. .. I think admitting powerlessness is more harmful because it doesn't help. Admitting that you want and need help is more useful after admittance."

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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