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Exposure Therapy: A New Look at Conquering Cravings

By Dr. A. Tom Horvath

What actually takes place in addiction treatment? In the third of a three-part series, Dr. Tom Horvath shows exposure therapy in action as an alternative to avoidance in the treatment of cravings. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 18, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Most teen-drinking deaths are not driving-related, magnets remove cigarette cravings, and Lindsay Lohan shoots mock ad for whisky-infused gum. MORE  

Stumbling Over The First Step

By Anna Davies

It’s taken over three years to finally get to the point where I know I can’t drink. MORE  

Mariska Hargitay Saved My Life

By Kristen McGuiness

As I watched Law and Order: SVU in early sobriety, I’d think: If Mariska can solve major problems in an episode, there has to be some hope for me. MORE  

Not Everyone Needs Sobriety

By Nic Sheff

I used to assume that every addict or alcoholic had to practice complete abstinence. Then I met some people who proved me wrong. MORE  

Beta-Blockers Help Ease Cocaine Cravings in Animals

By Dirk Hanson

A widely-used drug normally prescribed to treat anxiety and hypertension has shown some success in blocking cocaine-related cues in rats, according to a study in Neuropsychopharmacology. While a slew of recent drugs like Campral and Vivatrol have proved helpful in stemming cravings, forvalcohol and opiods, “Right now, there are no FDA-approved medications that are known to successfully treat cocaine abuse, only those that are used to treat the symptoms of cocaine withdrawal, w MORE  

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

By Dirk Hanson

Prescription Drug Abuse Tears Ohio Apart, Democrat Wants to Turn Detroit into Amsterdam, and Charlie Sheen Wishes He Hadn't Bragged About Drugs. MORE  

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Lady Gaga Credits Elton John With Curbing Her Pot Addiction

Though she still partakes every now and then, Lady Gaga thanks the Rocket Man for being the "soberest" she has been in years.

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Once again the Cos is the center of detestable accusations, and he's still not talking.

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With worldwide overdoses on the rise, the World Health Organization laid out guidelines for countries to expand access to the lifesaving antidote.

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LSD Can Permanently Stop 'End-of-Life' Anxiety in Terminally Ill Patients

The results of the first therapeutic study in 40 years saw a marked difference in subjects receiving a substantial dose of LSD.

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Can Coffee Reduce Symptoms of Cocaine Addiction?

Researchers found that caffeine can potentially block changes in the brain caused by cocaine, particularly in women.

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