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Sick of Hangovers? Consider Changing Your DNA

By Victoria Kim

A new study revealed that the answer to why you're hungover might be in your genes. MORE  

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  

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'Magic Mushrooms' Show High Success Rate for Smoking Cessation

Though a small study, researchers found that taking psilocybin can have a positive effect on quitting smoking.

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New Jersey Bill Classifies Drug Addiction as Mental Illness

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

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Generic Version of Pricey Hep C Drug Available in Developing Countries

The $1,000-a-pill hep c treatment will be approximately $10-a-pill in its generic version, but it won't be available in the U.S.

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White House Celebrates 25 Years of National Recovery Month

Today the Office of National Drug Control Policy will pay tribute to individuals in recovery with a live streaming event at 2pm EST.

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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.

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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