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An Addict By Any Other Name

By Vicki Abelson

You can't turn a pickle into a cucumber. I've always been an addict. This is how I stay sober. MORE  

Clean But Not So Serene

By Scarlett Fever

I traded the cop spot for Cheeze Doodles and loosies—until my choices became bleach, Drano or the roof.  MORE  

High-Fructose Corn Syrup "as Addictive as Cocaine"

By Valerie Tejeda

Researchers say addiction to the common ingredient could help explain the obesity epidemic. MORE  

Junk Food Addiction May Start in the Womb

By Chrisanne Grise

Prenatal exposure to sugar and fat makes kids more prone to food addiction, research shows. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 21, 2013

By The Fix staff

Pro golfers say they rarely get drug tested, phone apps may cause gambling addiction, and junk food is made to be addictive. MORE  

Bruce Springsteen Was the "Gut Bomb King"

By Chrisanne Grise

The Boss reputedly never took drugs. But food issues threatened his early career, when he had "the gastronomic sophistication of a feral dog." MORE  

Booze Advertisers Exploit Apathetic Athletes

By Bryan Le

91% of elite athletes don't personally use the alcohol and junk food products they endorse. MORE  

Food Addiction? Let's Talk Turkey

By Maia Szalavitz

For gluttons, Thanksgiving is both blessing and curse. Luckily the science of food addiction is half-baked, so forget the fear-mongering and have another piece of pie. MORE  

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Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an.

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Brain-Boosting 'Smart Drugs' On The Rise

With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal.

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New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.

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4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted Your Smartphone

Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again.

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Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem?

Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts.

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Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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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