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Scientists Discover Gene That Links Alcoholism to Heredity

By Paul Gaita

Researchers may have found a genetic way to decrease the amount of alcohol consumption. MORE  

Alcoholism and Genetics: What You Need to Know

By Jeanene Swanson

Alcoholism can be passed down from parent to child, but not in the same way as Alzheimer's or cancer. How exactly is it passed on? MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 29, 2013

By Bryan Le

One in six unemployed are substance abusers, student ODs celebrating getting job helping drug abusers, giant tropical fish survive being used in cocaine smuggling operation. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 28th, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Chile bans indoor smoking, nicotine addiction may be genetic, and Connecticut "Meth Priest" to plead guilty to drug charges.   MORE  

Can DNA Sequencing Help Treat Addiction?

By Valerie Tejeda

A researcher says patients' DNA data could soon be used to develop customized treatment. MORE  

Our Ape Ancestors Hit the Booze 10 Million Years Ago

By Bryan Le

Scientists have traced back humans' ability to metabolize alcohol to our primate ancestors. MORE  

Are Your Genes Making You Binge Drink?

By Valerie Tejeda

Some people may be genetically predisposed to find alcohol more rewarding, scientists have discovered. MORE  

Why Does Pot Make Some People Psychotic?

By Sarah Beller

The risk of marijuana-induced psychosis may have a genetic origin, new research finds. MORE  

JVM: Dad Was a High-Functioning Alcoholic

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

The HLN host gives exclusive answers to Fix readers' questions about rehab, troubled actor Nick Stahl, first-anniversary doubts, and whether or not addiction is genetic. MORE  

DNA Predicts Smoking Behavior (to a Point)

By Sarah Beller

One specific gene variant is linked to smoking on average one extra cigarette daily among a large African American study group. MORE  

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Stevie Nicks Opens Up About Her Cocaine Abuse

The Fleetwood Mac singer recalled her frightening days as a cocaine addict and discussed what inspired her to seek treatment.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 1, 2014

Michael Phelps 'deeply sorry' for DUI arrest, man on drugs drowns dog with a bowling ball, and smuggler busted at airport with cocaine in shoes.

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How Smoking Pot May Alleviate PTSD Symptoms

New research adds further urgency to the movement for government-sanctioned medical cannabis.

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Study Describes E-Cigarettes as Gateway To Illegal Drugs

A pair of scientists claimed in the New England Journal of Medicine that electronic cigarettes can alter brain chemistry like cocaine.

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Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

This is the second time the Olympic star has been busted for driving under the influence.

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Sober Living
Suboxone: Trading One Prison Cell for Another

Suboxone seemed like a get-out-of-jail-free card, the answer to my opiate addiction. Instead, I had a new ten-year addiction, complete with thinning hair and lost motivation.

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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