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Dave Navarro Speaks Out on “Compassion” and Addiction

By Paul Gaita

The Jane's Addiction guitarist talked about his struggle with heroin addiction as part of a HuffPost Live segment hosted by Ricky Camilleri. MORE  

Star Athelete Turned Heroin Addict Tells Oprah Her Story

By Shawn Dwyer

Last week, Oprah Winfrey interviewed a former high school star athlete whose life was quickly turned upside down after being introduced to opioid painkillers. MORE  

Sober Josh Brolin Opens Up About Former Heroin Use

By McCarton Ackerman

The No Country For Old Men actor detailed his miscreant youth in Southern California while opening up about realizing he was on a destructive path. MORE  

Controversial Professor Says Heroin Epidemic Is Overblown

By Shawn Dwyer

Columbia University professor Carl Hart has said that we should only count the number of addicts, not how many have actually used the drug. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 18, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Russell Brand talks Philip Seymour Hoffman, Silk Road 2.0 hacked for millions, drunk driver plows through two houses, and man punches friend to stop him from driving drunk. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 16, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Gordon Ramsay busted with bubbly, Wisconsin set to fight heroin addiction, D.C. next to decriminalize pot, and 'Cheers Perfection' star arrested for possession. MORE  

Vermont Governor Focuses State Of The State On Drug Abuse

By John Lavitt

Governor Peter Shumlin used his entire annual address to outline an ambitious plan to combat the state’s "full blown" heroin epidemic. MORE  

Macaulay Culkin Reportedly Drug-Free Thanks To New Girlfriend

By McCarton Ackerman

Once widely rumored to have been addicted to heroin and oxycodone, Macaulay Culkin is now looking healthy and happy once again. MORE  

Olympia's Heroin Use On the Rise

By McCarton Ackerman

But funds to treat low-income users is on the way down. MORE  

Exaggerating the Risk of Drugs Harms Us All

By Maia Szalavitz

Doing drugs can be plenty harmful. The same goes for other activities, from big wave surfing to heli-skiing. But our tendency to overestimate the risks of drugs hampers our ability to tackle addiction. MORE  

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Vets Fight Against Prescription Drugs and Prescribing Doctors

Veterans who have been overprescribed medications are starting to take matters into their own hands.

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Study: Teen Pot Smokers May End Up on Disability as Adults

An extensive study conducted by Swedish researchers found that male pot smokers are more likely to require disability pensions when they're older.

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Iran Opens First State-Run Rehab For Alcoholism

Despite doling out the death penalty for just drinking alcohol, Iran has now made combating alcoholism a top priority.

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Australia's Top Junior Tennis Player Banned For Ecstasy Use

Bradley Mousley won't be allowed to compete again until next year.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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