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Teens and Drugs: Helping Parents Chill Out

By Barry Lessin

A teen's drug use can cause parents to make bad decisions that damage their child. By tapping into what harm reduction and skilled parenting share, therapists can help parents to truly help. MORE  

Can an Addict Save the LA Angels?

By McCarton Ackerman

The MLB team hedges its bets on Josh Hamilton, a star player with a history of addiction. MORE  

My Bottom Was Lower Than Yours

By Carlos Herrera

People in AA like to compete over their crack den stories. I say let's stop battling over bottoms and just decide we all won. MORE  

Do You Have to Bottom Out?

By Nic Sheff

Sometimes people ask me if they can avoid losing everything before they get clean. My story offers a simple answer: I lost more than I ever could have imagined, and then I lost even more. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: August 1, 2014

Partygoer pours beer on tiger at London Zoo, drunk airline passenger attacks crew with fake leg, and drone carrying drugs crashes outside prison.

7:00am
Mindfulness Can Rewire the Brain of an Addict

Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse.

7/31/14 7:30pm
Former Drug Smuggling Elephants Kick Opium Habit

Chinese Triads had kept the elephants loyal by hooking them on opium-laced bananas, but sanctuary workers cured them with methadone.

7/31/14 5:30pm
'Teen Mom 2' Star Allegedly Abusing Painkillers

Leah Messer allegedly joins the likes of Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans in publicly struggling with substance abuse.

7/31/14 3:30pm
Director Anton Corbjin Talks Working With Philip Seymour Hoffman

The director described Hoffman as "full of life" while working with the actor on A Most Wanted Man.

7/31/14 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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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