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Ketamine As An Anti-Depressant?

By Paul Gaita

A recent study has shown that ketamine is a more effective anti-depressant than current medications. MORE  

Chiara de Blasio Describes Depression and Addiction In Powerful Essay

By Shawn Dwyer

De Blasio was in Maryland with her family to receive an award from Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for being an example to other young adults struggling with abuse. MORE  

New ABC Drama ‘Black Box’ Tackles Addiction

By Shawn Dwyer

Kelly Reilly plays a world-renowned neuroscientist with bipolar disorder who gets off on skipping her meds. MORE  

Colorado Prepares for Marijuana Addicted Teens

By Allison McCabe

Treatment centers expect to see increasing numbers of people seeking treatment for pot addiction. MORE  

Substance Abuse ‘Significantly Higher’ Among Mentally Ill

By Shawn Dwyer

Researchers have found that those with severe psychological illnesses are far more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs. 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  

Will Gaming Addiction Become Official?

By Valerie Tejeda

Experts hope the new DSM will recognize the increasingly common disorder. MORE  

Addicts and the Mentally Ill Smoke Way More

By Hunter R. Slaton

Smoking rates are nearly twice as high among this population, says SAMHSA. But what about people in recovery? 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  

Morning Roundup: February 6, 2013

By The Fix staff

Democrats want to decriminalize and tax pot, brain shape linked to cocaine addiction, and a family gets arrested for smoking on a plane. MORE  

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What We Know, and Don’t Know, About Depression and Alcoholism

The recent death of actor Robin Williams cast anew a spotlight on the complicated relationship between addiction and depression.

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Father Accused of Executing Drunk Driver Acquitted

Prosecutors were irate that David Barajas was found not guilty by the jury

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Sick of Hangovers? Consider Changing Your DNA

A new study revealed that the answer to why you're hungover might be in your genes.

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Weed Can Reduce Domestic Violence in Married Couples

It should come as no surprise that there are significantly fewer incidents of domestic violence among weed-smoking couples.

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WHO Calls for Stronger Electronic Cigarette Regulation

The World Health Organization also wants a ban of indoor use of the product until conclusive proof that exhaled vapor is not harmful.

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Helping My Wife Survive Childhood Sexual Abuse

My wife revealed to me that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. The process of healing has been difficult, but together we are working towards her recovery.

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.

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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