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Morning Roundup: May 21, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Drunk woman plays peekaboo in mugshot, Sean Hannity wants to execute inmates with heroin, and man high on LSD dressed as a pirate attacks car with machete. MORE  

Cocaine Use May Decrease Addiction in Male Offspring

By Shawn Dwyer

New study shows it's possible for a drug-using dad to shape his son's resistance. MORE  

Forgiving My Drunk Dad on Father's Day

By Harry Healy

My ailing father has been a great example for me—both in how to be a player and how not to live my life as a dissolute drunk. MORE  

Let Me Tell You a Story

By Maddy Demberg

In recovery, the war stories we tell and hear can divert us from the solution. MORE  

Making Amends to My Dead Father

By John Dee

One of the mysteries in AA is making a Ninth Step amends to the departed. One member recalls how he went about it.  MORE  

Why England's New Archbishop Won't Drink Alone

By McCarton Ackerman

The new head of the Church of England fears ending up like his alcoholic father. MORE  

Meetings With My Dad

By Taylor Ellsworth

Some people have to travel across the country to see their dad. I only need to show up at an AA meeting. MORE  

Breaking Dad: Nic Sheff on His Father's Scathing Memoir

By Nic Sheff

When I first read my father's memoir, Beautiful Boy, I understood for the first time how much my addiction was killing him. I promised myself I'd never cause anyone that kind of pain again. But, of course, life is never so simple.  MORE  

Shutting the Door on My Coked-Up Past

By Sam Lansky

While my dad was recovering from a massive heart attack, I was on a coke run. Since then, I've tried to become a better son, while still struggling to shut the door on memories I want to forget.   MORE  

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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?

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

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