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Brain Restoration: ‘Too Good To Be True’ for Addiction and Disease?

By Royce Amy Morales

Could megadoses of energy-giving NAD—which allegedly relieves withdrawal symptoms, flushes out stored drugs in the body and replenishes balance in the brain—really be the cure-all for addiction as well as many other diseases and mental health disorders? MORE  

Substance Abuse Issues and Mental Disorders

By Jeanene Swanson

Fifty percent of general psychiatric patients also have a substance use disorder. But what's the status of good treatment for these "co-occurring disorders?" MORE  

Doing Cocaine Drastically Increases Risk of Stroke

By Bryan Le

In just twenty-four hours after snorting, researchers found that cocaine users are seven times more likely to suffer from a stroke. MORE  

3D Printing Could Revolutionize Drugs

By Bryan Le

Downloadable, DIY drugs could soon make the idea of "controlled substances" a thing of the past. MORE  

What Rx Painkillers Cost the US

By Bryan Le

The numbers starkly illustrate the financial and human costs of the "opioid economy." MORE  

Too Many Doctors Still Get Addiction Wrong

By Anna David

When I was an active addict, my interactions with medical professionals harmed rather than helped me. Sadly, I'm far from alone. MORE  

Antabuse May Also Beat Brain Tumors

By Valerie Tejeda

The alcoholism drug has been found to fight glioblastoma, a common and deadly form of brain cancer. MORE  

Cocaine for Snowblindness—and Other Antarctic Remedies

By Bryan Le

In a bygone era, South Pole explorers filled their first-aid kits with a bevy of now-illicit substances. MORE  

Veterinarians With Drug Problems Go Undiscovered, Untreated

By Dirk Hanson

Addicted veterinarians fear being stigmatized and losing their licenses in a profession with few formal programs for dealing with substance abuse. MORE  

The Nurse Jackie Syndrome

By Dirk Hanson

When 140 substance-abusing nurses and pharmacists in California failed their drug tests recently, everyone thought they'd get the ax. Instead, a series of"improper test procedures" will allow them all to keep their jobs. MORE  

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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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