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Morning Roundup: February 20, 2013

By The Fix staff

Overdose deaths rise for 11th straight year, female smokers at greater risk, and Kate Middleton visits center for recovering addicts. MORE  

Mom Drank Too Much

By Samantha Dunn

I always knew alcoholism would kill my mother. But that hasn't stopped me from trying to understand why.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 17, 2012

By The Fix staff

Cocaine addicts' children may develop resistance to the drug, heroin threatens NY suburbs, and Russell Brand celebrates a decade sober. 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  

The Problem With Genetic Testing for Alcoholism

By McCarton Ackerman

Direct-to-consumer tests for the alcoholism gene may create more harm than good for those who test positive. MORE  

Scientists Find Genetic Link to Web Addiction

By Valerie Tejeda

A new study links compulsive web use with a specific genetic variation, proving "Internet addiction is real." MORE  

Could You Have Taken a Different Path?

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell has no regrets, but wishes someone had warned her about alcohol when she was young. MORE  

New Evidence That Genetics Plays a Role in Addiction

By Valerie Tejeda

Adopted kids whose biological parents are substance users are twice as likely to develop their own problems. MORE  

A Fly In the Ointment: A New Perspective on Addiction

By Nic Sheff

After years of speaking about addiction, a fascinating new study has dramatically altered my perception of this insidious disease. It's all about drunk flies. MORE  

Autism and Alcoholism are Genetically Linked

By Jason Gotlieb

For the first time, a gene that carries an increased risk of autism has also been associated with alcoholism by scientists. 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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