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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  

R&B Singer Kem Talks Beating Drug Addiction, Homelessness

By McCarton Ackerman

The top R&B artist is giving back to his hometown Detroit with a free concert to benefit the homeless. MORE  

Amber Valletta Reveals She's a 'Raging Addict'

By McCarton Ackerman

The Revenge actress has been making headlines for recently admitting that she has 15 years sober. MORE  

Memory Wipes Could Cure Drug Addiction

By Bryan Le

Erasing memories related to drug use could help keep addicts from relapsing. MORE  

Phase of Addiction Has Big Impact on Effectiveness of Drug Treatment

By Victoria Kim

Study shows that certain drug treatments may be more effective in stopping drug seeking behavior in established addicts than in new addicts. MORE  

Pete Doherty Talks Addictions, Amy Winehouse In New Book

By McCarton Ackerman

The allegedly sober front man for the Libertines opens up in a new book culled from his private diaries. MORE  

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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.

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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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