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Alcoholism and Genetics: What You Need to Know

By Jeaneane 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  

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  

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Mortality Rates for Anorexia Remain Unchanged in 2014

Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa remain a potent, but silent killer for young women.

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Vietnam Officials Slam 'Failure' Of Community-Based Drug Treatment

Despite offering a cheap way for addicts to get clean, Vietnam's first community-based treatment center has seen most of its patients drop out.

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Drew Bees Drug Tested Twice After Boasts Of Physical Prowess

The New Orleans Saints quarterback was 'randomly' selected for a drug test after claiming he could play till he was 45.

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Morning Roundup: July 29, 2014

Scott Disick swears off booze for Kourtney Kardashian, dozens arrested for drunk incidents at Keith Urban concert, and Chicago alderman arrested for DUI.

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Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an.

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Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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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.

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For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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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. 

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This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

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

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