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Even Beer's Taste Triggers Cravings

By Valerie Tejeda

Just a sip of beer can release dopamine, triggering an urge to drink more, a study finds. MORE  

Why Alcoholic Men Lack Empathy—and Irony

By Valerie Tejeda

Alcoholic males are wonderfully good at identifying people's emotions, shows a new study. Honestly. MORE  

At Least Sperm Is Safe From Booze and Smoke

By Valerie Tejeda

Healthy sperm counts aren't dented by cigs and alcohol, researchers say. But that's not a recommendation. MORE  

Teens Get Hammered on Hand Sanitizer

By Bryan Le

Underage drinkers distill their own liquor from household products, landing some in the ER. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 17, 2012

By May Wilkerson

Major international online drug ring busted, US states loosen up liquor laws, and Bobby Brown pleads not guilty to DUI. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 29, 2012

By Reina Berger

Alcohol may help heart attack patients, Malaysian mosque is a methadone clinic, and Black Eyed Peas star has five years sober. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 7, 2012

By May Wilkerson

Casey Anthony's probation report says she's sober, Ukraine's winter death toll blamed on alcoholism, and Sony Pictures pays big for boozy Sundance movie, Smashed. MORE  

Steady Drinking Triples Mouth Cancer Risk

By Valerie Tejeda

Drinkers are largely unaware that they're in increased danger from various kinds of cancer. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 6, 2012

By Will Godfrey

Drugs and alcohol flood Canada's prisons, court decisions loom for medical pot clubs, and a new app reveals alcohol's aging effect. MORE  

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

By Will Godfrey

Today's Smokers Have a Harder Time Quitting, Heroin Stuffed Inside Toys Seized at the Bulgarian Border, and Man Wearing "I'm Not Alcoholic" T-Shirt Busted for DUI. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: July 22, 2014

Farrah Franklin found passed out drunk on lawn, Tulisa Contostavlos sees drug case thrown out of court, and Jet Blue pilot busted for heroin possession.

7:00am
Columbian Drug Lord Dubbed 'The Rat' Trapped In Spain

Hernan Alonso Villa, known as The Mouse, inherited Pablo Escobar's now-defunct Medellin cartel.

7/21/14 7:30pm
Fish Oil Could Reduce Risk of Alcoholic Dementia

Drinking can cause long-term neurological damage and dementia, but these effects may be prevented with fish oil.

7/21/14 5:30pm
Appeals Court Delays Execution Over Drug Secrecy

A stay in the execution of Arizona inmate Joseph Wood could find its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

7/21/14 3:30pm
Italian Priest Arrested On Suspicion of Dealing Drugs

Father Stefano Maria Cavalletti was arrested in the midst of flushing drugs down the toilet.

7/21/14 1:00pm

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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