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Warning Signs: 5 Red Flags in Kids Who Are Susceptible to Addiction

By Marissa Rosado

Be sure your child isn't at risk for addictive behavior by keeping an eye out for these signs. MORE  

My Trip Through the Wilderness

By Katie Bernard

After trying everything else to help my son, we tried "wilderness therapy." The results were mixed, at best. MORE  

How To Help Your Kid Stay Clean

By Cathy Cassata

Practical tips from experts on how to help your children avoid the pitfalls of addiction. Spoiler alert—it starts at home. MORE  

Poison Control Centers Say E-Cigarettes Pose Toxic Risk

By Bryan Le

Recent warnings have been issued stating that more people, especially young kids, are being poisoned by concentrated e-cigarette liquid. MORE  

Parents Addicted to Cell Phones 'More Negative' Toward Their Kids

By Bryan Le

Teens glued to their cell phones are bad enough, but a recent study found that cell phone-addicted parents are even worse. MORE  

Husbands' Tobacco Habits Turn Pregnant Women Into Passive Smokers

By Bryan Le

Pregnant women are always urged to stop smoking during pregnancy, but the people around them should stop lighting up too. MORE  

The Parent Dilemma: Kids or No Kids?

By Linda Stansberry

Should people with a family predisposition to addiction or alcoholism not have children? And if you do have kids, can you raise them to avoid addiction? MORE  

Genetics Or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

By Valerie Tejeda

If your family has addiction issues in the past, does talking to your children about it help or lead them down the same path? MORE  

Facing My Fears: Hospitals and Fake Eyelashes

By Sue Smith

Being sober in AA helped me show up for my stepdad—and not freak out—when a scary mishap during surgery landed him in the ICU. MORE  

Weight Talks With Kids Can Lead to Eating Disorders

By Chrisanne Grise

Parents should emphasize healthy eating rather than focus on a child's weight, new research suggests. MORE  

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A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

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Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

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Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

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Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

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Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

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How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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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.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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