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Casual Cocaine Users At Risk For Heart Disease

By Shawn Dwyer

According to a study, even recreational cocaine users suffer from high blood pressure which can lead to irreversible damage to the heart. MORE  

Doing Cocaine Drastically Increases Risk of Stroke

By Bryan Le

In just twenty-four hours after snorting, researchers found that cocaine users are seven times more likely to suffer from a stroke. MORE  

Quitting Smoking Cuts Heart Disease Risk Faster

By Shawn Dwyer

New research shows that risk of heart disease will return to non-smoker levels in almost half the time as previously thought MORE  

It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

By Valerie Tejeda

Quitting in your 50s may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke by more than 40%. MORE  

Shot of Booze to the Heart Saves Man's Life

By Valerie Tejeda

A UK doctor successfully treats a man's heart condition with a rare ethanol procedure. MORE  

Is Stress as Harmful as Smoking?

By Bryan Le

Stress may elevate your risk of a heart attack by 27%—the same as smoking five cigarettes a day. MORE  

Cocaine: "The Perfect Heart Attack Drug"

By McCarton Ackerman

Regular cocaine use increases long-term risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study finds. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 29, 2012

By Reina Berger

Alcohol may help heart attack patients, Malaysian mosque is a methadone clinic, and Black Eyed Peas star has five years sober. MORE  

Shutting the Door on My Coked-Up Past

By Sam Lansky

While my dad was recovering from a massive heart attack, I was on a coke run. Since then, I've tried to become a better son, while still struggling to shut the door on memories I want to forget.   MORE  

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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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