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Genetics Or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

By Valerie Tejeda

If your family has addiction issues in the past, does talking to your children about it help or lead them down the same path? MORE  

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  

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  

What I've Learned About Pain Management

By Nic Sheff

I drank and used to escape the pain I was in but my problems only magnified. As it turns out, the clichés are true: the only way to get over those feelings is to go through them. MORE  

What I Inherited

By Amy Dresner

Want to know if genetics plays a role in both addiction and mental illness? Just take a glance at my family tree. 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  

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  

Morning Roundup: February 29, 2012

By Bryan Le

Prescription and illicit drug use linked, study examines effectiveness of brief interventions, and man denies spiking company coffee with meth. MORE  

Coke-Induced Brain Changes May Pass From Father to Son

By Dirk Hanson

Some cocaine-addicted rats and their offspring have blown science's view of how genes are inherited wide open. MORE  

Even “Mild” Alcoholism May Have Genetic Ties

By Dirk Hanson

An early and unusual sensitivity to alcohol is a warning sign of potential trouble down the road. MORE  

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Helping My Wife Survive Childhood Sexual Abuse

My wife revealed to me that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. The process of healing has been difficult, but together we are working towards her recovery.

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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.

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.

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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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