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$35 Million Awarded to Family of Boston Tobacco Victim

By McCarton Ackerman

The landmark ruling in a wrongful death suit could pave the way for future smoking lawsuits. MORE  

China's Smoking Cessation Clinics Are a Flop

By Victoria Kim

Smoking cessation programs fail to take off in the nation where 300 million people smoke. MORE  

Heavy Pot Smoking Not Linked to Cancer

By Valerie Tejeda

Habitual pot smokers are at no greater risk for lung cancer than light tokers, a study finds. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 9, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Cigarettes are a "gateway drug," mood disorders linked to internet addiction, and former Fox News anchor discusses her "dark" struggle with alcoholism. MORE  

Can a Marijuana Pill Cure Your Pain?

By Bryan Le

THC in pill form reduces pain for a longer time than smoking the drug, a new study finds. MORE  

The Seven "Most Exciting" Drugs of 2012

By McCarton Ackerman

Forbes magazine makes some interesting picks in a list of Rx drugs approved by the FDA last year. MORE  

Why Was a Pot-Doesn't-Cause-Cancer Study Ignored?

By Tony O'Neill

Media reactions to research on marijuana and lung cancer show prejudice. MORE  

Cannabis Cancer Risks Way Underestimated

By Bryan Le

One joint is actually as carcinogenic as 20 cigarettes, claims the British Lung Foundation. MORE  

Donated Smokers' Lungs Are Better Than None

By Bryan Le

Those who need a lung transplant benefit most of all from a smoke-free pair. But smokers' organs can still help. MORE  

Dumb New Myths About Marijuana

By Kevin A. Sabet

A much-publicized new study is raising doubts about the harmful effects of pot. But it's dangerously hazy on the facts. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

4/18/14 7:30pm
Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

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Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

4/18/14 3:31pm
Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

4/18/14 3:30pm
High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

4/18/14 1:00pm

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Sober Living
How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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