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How's Your Mental Health? Take a Quiz and Find Out

By Rita Milios

Are you depressed? Anxious? Take a short test to measure or identify depression, anxiety, PTSD, and Narcissism. Plus bonus quizzes: Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Is your partner trying to control you? MORE  

Beyond Salvage: A Fresh Vision of Mental Health

By Brian Donohue

Mental health is often thought of as a "salvage operation," where psychotherapists pull people out of the water downstream with no time to think about who is dumping them in upstream. MORE  

Amanda Bynes' Mother Blames Pot for Daughter's Behavior

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite her daughter's out of control behavior and bizarre Twitter posts, Lynn Bynes claims that Amanda has no mental illness and is off her medication. 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  

Feds to Allocate Millions More for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Therapy

By Shawn Dwyer

The funds are only part of an overall effort by the White House to increase mental illness and substance use disorder spending. MORE  

Veterans Court Gives Addicted Military Members A Second Chance

By McCarton Ackerman

Soldiers suffering from addiction can benefit from a strict, but highly successful program that includes treatment therapy, meditation, and mandatory drug testing. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 9, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Uruguay first country to legalize pot, Massachusetts AG grants money for substance abuse, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. confesses eBay addiction, and Northern Ireland cracks down on fake booze. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 3, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Joe Jonas smoked marijuana with Miley Cyrus, British mom kicks her Pepsi habit, Russia raises the price of vodka, and bags of pot fall from the sky. MORE  

TalkSession: Mental Health Care for the Digital Age

By Ben Feuerherd

Extending access, giving patients power and providing personally matched practitioners are the goals of an exciting new website. MORE  

Psych Wards No Longer Support Smoking

By McCarton Ackerman

Smoking has long been used to reward and even help medicate mentally ill patients. MORE  

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Documentary Examines Addiction Among Classical Musicians

The British-made Addicts Symphony explores the surprising rise of drug abuse among classical musicians.

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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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