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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  

Risk Takers at Risk: Impulsivity and Addiction

By Dirk Hanson

People who act impulsively under stress are more likely to be problem drinkers, new genetic research shows. MORE  

The Quick Fix
Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

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

4/18/14 7:30pm
Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

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.

4/18/14 5:30pm
Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

4/18/14 3:31pm
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.

4/18/14 3:30pm
High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

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

4/18/14 1:00pm

Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
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.

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 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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