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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  

Morning Roundup: April 24, 2013

By The Fix staff

College binge drinking boosts risk of heart disease, US citizen was wrongly deported over pot possession, and Madonna's brother arrested after drunken fight with police. MORE  

Ministry To Resurrect Post-Relapse

By William Georgiades

Frontman Al Jourgensen survives heroin, the loss of a bandmate, and his own brush with death to record the band's final album. MORE  

Drinking for Health Is a Zero-Sum Game

By Ben Feuerherd

Claims that moderate drinking boosts your health may be misleading, say doctors. MORE  

It's Worth Gaining Pounds to Quit Smoking

By Valerie Tejeda

Although weight gain after quitting increases risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, it's still much healthier in the long run. 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  

Booze May Boost Arrhythmia Risk

By Valerie Tejeda

People with diabetes or heart disease may want to cut back on their alcohol intake, a new study says. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 30, 2012

By May Wilkerson

Teen smokers show early signs of heart disease, Canadian casinos tackle gambling addiction, and Prince Harry's naked party may have involved cocaine. MORE  

Inactivity Is "as Deadly as Smoking"

By May Wilkerson

Physical inactivity is a global "pandemic" that causes more total deaths than smoking, says a new report. MORE  

Is Marijuana the Next Big Obesity Cure?

By Valerie Tejeda

Pot is found to reduce appetite and boost metabolism in mice, raising hopes for its potential as a treatment. MORE  

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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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