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U.S. Mayors Shocked by Spike in Heroin Use

By John Lavitt

Attendees of the 2014 U.S. Conference of Mayors were informed of dismal statistics for the country's major cities. MORE  

Rob Ford’s Rehab Stint a “Circus,” Sources Claim

By Paul Gaita

Though he was contrite during his return press conference, is Rob Ford truly on the path to sobriety? MORE  

'Shabu' Dealers Use Freebies To Hook Filipino Students

By John Lavitt

Crystal meth has become one of the most abused drugs in the Philippines, thanks to drug dealers practically giving it away. MORE  

Shocking Prescription Drug Statistics Highlight Severity of Epidemic

By McCarton Ackerman

With over 100 overdose deaths per day, prescription drugs have become more deadly than car accidents, guns, and suicides. MORE  

Study Shows Crystal Meth Abuse Can Accelerate HIV/AIDS Transmission

By John Lavitt

Researchers found that HIV-positive men who were also meth abusers had higher transmission rates and a worse progression of the disease than non-users. MORE  

Drug Abuse Costs Employers $81 Billion Per Year

By McCarton Ackerman

The staggering cost to companies with employees on drugs typically comes in the form of poor work performance and lack of productivity. MORE  

Scientology Campaigning To Make Seattle Drug-Free

By McCarton Ackerman

A local branch of the controversial church has come under fire for distributing materials promoting Scientology to schools. MORE  

Minnesota Twins Prospect Suspended For Positive Drug Test

By McCarton Ackerman

Eddie Rosario tested positive for an undisclosed "drug of abuse" and not for performance enhancing drugs. MORE  

Trey Radel Leaves Rehab to Return to Work

By Shawn Dwyer

The cocaine congressman is ready to get back to it after being treated for ongoing problems with alcohol, not the Devil’s dandruff. MORE  

Drug Abuse Skyrockets Among U.K. Elderly

By Paul Gaita

The drastic rise in elderly users is in part attributed to the permissive attitudes toward drugs in the 1960s. MORE  

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'Teen Mom 2' Star Allegedly Abusing Painkillers

Leah Messer allegedly joins the likes of Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans in publicly struggling with substance abuse.

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Director Anton Corbjin Talks Working With Philip Seymour Hoffman

The director described Hoffman as "full of life" while working with the actor on A Most Wanted Man.

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Andy Roddick's Comeback Stymied By Drug Test

The former No. 1 tennis player in the world is furious over a drug testing requirement that won't allow him to compete in the US Open.

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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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