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Morning Roundup: Oct. 1, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Michael Phelps 'deeply sorry' for DUI arrest, man on drugs drowns dog with a bowling ball, and smuggler busted at airport with cocaine in shoes. MORE  

New Study Disproves So-Called 'Cross-Addiction' Myth

By Victoria Kim

People who overcome one addiction are less prone to developing another. MORE  

New Jersey Bill Classifies Drug Addiction as Mental Illness

By Brent McCluskey

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

Robert Downey, Jr. Talks Passing on Addiction to Son

By Shawn Dwyer

In an upcoming edition of Vanity Fair, the Iron Man actor discussed his own past with addiction while addressing his son's current struggle. MORE  

Study Shows Weed Addiction in Teens Might Actually Be Real

By Brent McCluskey

Participants who frequently smoked weed reported symptoms of withdrawal, including anxiety, irritability, and depression. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Aug. 22, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood still struggles with addiction, man named Stoner arrested for weed, and teen shot for stealing pot plant. MORE  

Did Robin Williams Show Signs of Depression?

By Shawn Dwyer

According to the Los Angeles Times, the actor's friends saw him slowly slipping away due to mounting pressures and declining health. MORE  

Crimean Heroin Addicts Dying Under Russian Drug Laws

By McCarton Ackerman

The Russian takeover of Crimea has left heroin addicts without the quality treatment options they once had as part of the Ukraine. MORE  

Mindfulness Can Rewire the Brain of an Addict

By Victoria Kim

Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse. MORE  

Brain Activity in Sex Addicts Similar to Drug Addicts

By Victoria Kim

A new study using magnetic resonance imaging found many similarities in the brains of subjects addicted to sex and drugs. MORE  

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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.

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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.

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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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