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Soldier Who Blamed Chantix for Murder Gets New Trial

By McCarton Ackerman

Defendant George MacDonald may have been suffering some side effects of Chantix, which include depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations. MORE  

San Diego Man Claims Anti- Smoking Drug Made Him Kill Ex-Wife

By Shawn Dwyer

Tim Danielson said that Chantix plunged him into depression weeks before he shot ex-wife Ming Qi several times and then tried to kill himself. MORE  

Inside the Addiction Drug Pipeline

By Raphael Rosen

Over the next decade, new treatments are likely to include "cocktails" of two or three old drugs and possibly a treatment vaccine. Why is the drug pipeline for this major public health problem stuck at a trickle?  MORE  

Anti-Smoking Drug Could Help You Cut Back on Booze

By May Wilkerson

The anti-smoking drug varenicline has a major side-effect: more moderate boozing. MORE  

The Latest Science on Addiction and Treatment

By Walter Armstrong

Ever wonder why alcoholism seems to run in families? A sibling-brain study just discovered why. MORE  

Chantix Link to Heart Problems Confirmed

By Dirk Hanson

Major new study puts future of popular anti-craving drug in doubt. MORE  

Why Doctors Are Denying Addicts the Medicines They Need

By Dirk Hanson

Experts slam treatment centers for withholding anti-craving pills from patients. MORE  

State Subsidies for Smokers?

By Dirk Hanson

In 2006, Massachusetts began paying for stop-smoking treatments--and admissions for heart attacks fell by a staggering 46%. Now Ontario wants to do the same thing. MORE  

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New Jersey Bill Classifies Drug Addiction as Mental Illness

Strongly supported by parents of children lost to overdoses, Bill A3227 will give judges the power to send addicts to treatment.

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Generic Version of Pricey Hep C Drug Available in Developing Countries

The $1,000-a-pill hep c treatment will be approximately $10-a-pill in its generic version, but it won't be available in the U.S.

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White House Celebrates 25 Years of National Recovery Month

Today the Office of National Drug Control Policy will pay tribute to individuals in recovery with a live streaming event at 2pm EST.

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New Statistics Show Prescription Drug Deaths Quadrupled In U.S.

The number of overdoses have skyrocketed in recent years, particularly among older Americans.

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Philadelphia on the Verge of Decriminalizing Weed

After initially scoffing at the idea, Mayor Michael Nutter has finally come to his senses and agreed to sign a bill decriminalizing pot.

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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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