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Oklahoma Receives Grant To Tackle Prescription Drug Problem

By McCarton Ackerman

The state was given $1 million that will be used to prevent overdoses and address triggers for addiction. MORE  

One Out of Every 10 Adult Deaths Is from Excessive Drinking

By Paul Gaita

It should come as no surprise that alcohol is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. MORE  

Alcohol Rarely Cited As Cause of U.S. Traffic Deaths, Study Shows

By Shawn Dwyer

The study examined data over a 10 year period and found a major discrepancy in the number of roadside fatalities being caused by alcohol. MORE  

States Spending Fraction of Recommended Amount on Anti-Smoking Campaigns

By Shawn Dwyer

Only two states – North Dakota and Alaska – are spending at the levels the CDC suggests. Everyone else, not so much. MORE  

Gory Ads Scare Smokers to Quit

By Valerie Tejeda

An anti-smoking campaign featuring graphic, shocking images causes a dramatic upsurge in smokers seeking help. MORE  

Painkiller Deaths Tripled in 10 Years

By Will Godfrey

According to a new government report, an epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse is causing more fatalities than heroin and cocaine combined. MORE  

Why Everyone Should Like a Liquor Tax Hike

By Jennifer Matesa

Current US alcohol taxes don't come anywhere close to covering the more than $220 billion a year that excessive drinking costs the nation, says a new CDC study. MORE  

Bad Economy Could Be Curbing Drunk Driving

By Anthony Daconti

In a silver-lining effect, the tough economy could be responsible for a slump in drunk driving in recent years. MORE  

Overdose Deaths Overtake Traffic Toll

By Jeff Forester

Drugs are now out-killing cars nationwide, but illegal substances aren't the chief culprits. MORE  

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Suboxone: Trading One Prison Cell for Another

Suboxone seemed like a get-out-of-jail-free card, the answer to my opiate addiction. Instead, I had a new ten-year addiction, complete with thinning hair and lost motivation.

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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.

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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?

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

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