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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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Morning Roundup: Sept. 2, 2014

Two women arrested for cooking meth in church, man dies in drunken joyride on golf cart, and Rick Perry deletes 'drunk' tweet about district attorney.

7:00am
Meth Lab Trio Throw Toilet, Sink At Imagined Attackers

Police had to calm the three down and ensure their "attackers" were gone.

8/29/14 7:30pm
Colorado’s Legal Weed Shows Up In Over 40 States

The rapid spread of Colorado weed to other states has created a new black market that has caused headaches for law enforcement.

8/29/14 5:30pm
Former Playboy Model Sentenced To Jail For Drug Smuggling

Brandi Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, was sentenced to prison for six years.

8/29/14 3:30pm
New Nail Polish Could Detect Date Rape Drugs

The brainchild of four male undergrads, Undercover Colors aims to empower women to protect themselves from horrendous crimes.

8/29/14 1:00pm

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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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