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Maryland Couple Used Troop Donations to Support Drug Habit

By McCarton Ackerman

This wasn't the first time David Michalski and Amanda Miskimon scammed charitable people into believing they were supporting a good cause. 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  

Terminally Ill Cancer Patient Enters Rehab To Die Drug-Free

By Shawn Dwyer

John Eggers has been video blogging his battle with terminal brain cancer for KTLA, but surprised news anchors when he revealed that he was also addicted to opiates. MORE  

Massachusetts Senate Passes Bill Increasing Coverage For Drug Treatment

By Shawn Dwyer

State lawmakers have answered the call to do something about the state's heroin epidemic by opening access to treatment for addicts. MORE  

Former 'Sopranos' Actor Lillo Brancato Opens Up On Drug Addiction After Prison Release

By McCarton Ackerman

The former actor has been clean for six years and hopes to revive his squandered acting career. MORE  

The Dangers of Self-Medication

By Richard Zimmer

Trying to medicate your issues with alcohol or drugs may work in the short run, but you might be setting yourself up for an even worse problem. MORE  

Former Addict Goes From Homelessness To Magna Cum Laude

By McCarton Ackerman

Daney Hill lived under a highway overpass struggling with substance abuse, but she picked up the pieces and earned high honors in college with a degree in business. MORE  

Spurred By Addiction, Burl Poaching Threatens Redwood Forests

By John Lavitt

Addicts are removing knobby growths from the base of ancient redwoods to sell the prized grains that are made into sought-after decorative crafts. MORE  

Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Talks Sobriety

By David Konow

The heavy metal rocker detailed his experiences with drugs and alcohol, his several stints in rehab, and finally reaching his sobriety through his faith in God. MORE  

Drug Abusers Raiding Medicine Cabinets During Open Houses

By John Lavitt

A contingent of law enforcement officers, realtors, and drug counselors are teaming up to thwart a rash of medicine cabinet thefts plaguing open houses in Southern California. MORE  

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Study Describes E-Cigarettes as Gateway To Illegal Drugs

A pair of scientists claimed in the New England Journal of Medicine that electronic cigarettes can alter brain chemistry like cocaine.

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Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

This is the second time the Olympic star has been busted for driving under the influence.

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America Consumes 80% of the World's Prescription Painkillers

Though ranking 24th in literacy and dead last among developed nations in healthcare, the U.S. is number one when it comes to taking prescription drugs.

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Student Athletes In Oregon Demand School Drug Testing

In a surprising turn, students in one Oregon school district actually want to get tested for drugs.

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Son Of Cartel Leader Faces Life In Prison On Drug Charges

Serafin Zambada, son of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, could face life in prison.

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Rehabilitation Directories

The Rehab Review
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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