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Can Deep Brain Stimulation Cure Addiction?

By Jeanene Swanson

This relatively simple neurosurgical procedure can be used to treat a variety of disorders originating from abnormal brain activity such as Parkinson's, OCD, Tourette's, and more. So why does nobody know about it? MORE  

Pill Aims to Get You Drunk Without the Hangover

By Shawn Dwyer

London-based professor Dr. David Nutt claims to have found the path to inebriation without the consequences. MORE  

Brain Scans Cast Doubt on "Sex Addiction"

By Victoria Kim

Sex addicts' brains don't respond to sexual images in the way that drug addicts' brains respond to images of drugs, researchers find. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 3, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Would-be assassin wanted to "punish" Obama over drug policy, the public hands in 371 tons of unused Rx drugs, and "Billy the Exterminator" is guilty of synthetic pot possession. MORE  

Video: Why "Just Say No" Just Won't Work

By Fionna Agomuoh

The head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse uses MRI scans to show how addiction changes our brains. MORE  

Gambling Addiction Drug Could Happen

By McCarton Ackerman

Japanese scientists uncover the brain's responses to winning and losing money. MORE  

How Our Highly-Evolved Salt Craving Makes Coke and Heroin Harder to Kick

By Jason Gotlieb

Drug addictions follow the same neural networks as an ancient urge for salt, says study. MORE  

Salt Cravings Linked to Addiction, Says New Study

By Dirk Hanson

Scientists studying the ancient appetite for salt believe that drug gratification makes use of the same evolutionary pathway. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

Miss Russia Rushes into Rehab, A New Debate over Sex Addiction, and Magic Mushrooms Make a Comeback—as Treatment. MORE  

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Meth Lab Trio Throw Toilet, Sink At Imagined Attackers

Police had to calm the three down and ensure their "attackers" were gone.

8/29/14 7:30pm
Colorado’s Legal Weed Shows Up In Over 40 States

The rapid spread of Colorado weed to other states has created a new black market that has caused headaches for law enforcement.

8/29/14 5:30pm
Former Playboy Model Sentenced To Jail For Drug Smuggling

Brandi Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, was sentenced to prison for six years.

8/29/14 3:30pm
New Nail Polish Could Detect Date Rape Drugs

The brainchild of four male undergrads, Undercover Colors aims to empower women to protect themselves from horrendous crimes.

8/29/14 1:00pm
Soldier Who Blamed Chantix for Murder Gets New Trial

Defendant George MacDonald may have been suffering some side effects of Chantix, which include depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations.

8/29/14 10:30am

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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