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A Language of Empowerment

By John Lavitt

The New Recovery Advocacy Movement, operating outside the constraints of anonymous programs, aims to destigmatize addiction and convey a message of successful and sustainable long-term recovery to people across the country.  MORE  

Kids Seeing Less Tobacco, More Booze in Movies

By McCarton Ackerman

Movies now feature far more drinking than smoking compared to 15 years ago, a study finds. MORE  

Thanks for Sharing, Roger

By John Gordon

Legendary film critic, screenwriter, author and recovering alcoholic Roger Ebert dies at 70. MORE  

Nicole Kidman Turns Down Nymphomaniac

By Bryan Le

The Eyes Wide Shut star quits Lars von Trier's sex addict movie after learning that the steamy scenes will be real. But Shia LeBeouf is down. MORE  

Whitney Houston Helped Sparkle Co-Star Play an Addict

By McCarton Ackerman

The late singer counseled actress Carmen Ejogo in her role as a drug-addicted rising star. MORE  

Should Movies Be Rated "R" for Smoking?

By Bryan Le

Automatic R-ratings would protect teens, who are heavily influenced by on-screen smoking, researchers say. MORE  

Spider-Man Villain Modeled on Meth Addict

By McCarton Ackerman

Actor Rhys Ifans says his character in the film is addicted—to transforming into a reptile. MORE  

Iron Man 3 Vetoes Alcoholism Plot

By Fionna Agomuoh

The famed "Demon in a Bottle" storyline will be left out of the new movie, says its producer. MORE  

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A UK teen high on mephedrone, also known as "meow meow," brandished a machete and demanded money from store employees.

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Michael Bay to Produce Cocaine Trade Drama for TNT

The blockbuster director will partner with producer Jerry Bruckheimer to make a 1970s-set cocaine trade drama with Masters of Sex creator Michelle Ashford.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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An Audience with Gabor Maté

According to the rock star of addiction theory, every addict had a traumatic childhood whether they realize it or not.

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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