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What's Up, Doc?

By Amy Dresner

I took my addicted self from private health insurance to MediCal—it wasn't that bad, until I visited the psychiatrist. MORE  

CVS to Become First Drugstore Chain to Stop Selling Cigarettes

By Bryan Le

The ubiquitous chain hopes to set an example as a health care provider, even though it stands to lose close to $2 billion in annual revenue. MORE  

Will Insured Addicts Overwhelm the System?

By Chrisanne Grise

Millions of addicts will soon become eligible for health insurance, but the system may not be able to treat them all. MORE  

Two Nurses Who Volunteered for PHP Programs

By Anne M. Fletcher

Hope M. is a nurse whose job required her to be on the road much of the time. When she realized that her drinking had gotten the best of her, she voluntarily went to a prominent residential rehab and informed her employer (who had never expressed concerns about her drinking). She subsequently went to an outpatient program and faithfully attended two AA meetings a week. MORE  

The Wrong Rx for Addicted Doctors

By Anne M. Fletcher

When health-care professionals with drug or alcohol problems get caught—or admit they have a problem—they often are mandated to monitoring programs. But these "PHPs" aren't all they're cracked up to be. MORE  

"Pharmerging Markets" Drive Rx Drug Growth

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Drug spending is expected to keep growing fast in countries like China, India and Brazil. MORE  

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare

By May Wilkerson

The Supreme Court rules in favor of Obama's health care plan—and 40 million addicts in the US are likely to benefit. MORE  

Health Care Neglects 40 Million US Addicts

By May Wilkerson

A major new study reveals that 16% of US adults suffer from addiction, but only 10% ever receive treatment. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Sept. 30, 2014

Snoop Dogg pledges concert if Alaska legalizes weed, thief trades diamonds for bag of weed, and drunk boat operator sinks own vessel.

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Alibaba's $25 Billion IPO Shadowed By Illegal Drug Sales

The e-commerce site was the world's biggest IPO, but stocks mysteriously took a nosedive. Could online drug sales be to blame?

9/29/14 7:30pm
Amanda Bynes Arrested for DUI

After completing what appeared to be a successful stint in rehab, the troubled actress has once again veered off course.

9/29/14 5:30pm
5 Ways Eric Holder Helped Steer the Country Away From the War on Drugs

His run as attorney general was not mistake-free, but he shifted American drug policy for the better.

9/29/14 3:30pm
Talk Show Host Trisha Goddard Opens Up About Drug Addiction

The British TV star has replaced her weed and ecstasy addiction with exercise.

9/29/14 1:00pm

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?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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