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Smoking for the Hell of It

By Lisa Kaplan Gordon

My Dad quit smoking, I quit smoking, but then my teenage son came home with smoke on his breath and rekindled my love affair with smokes. MORE  

Nicotine Addiction Discriminates Between Men and Women

By Bryan Le

Women are hit harder and hooked deeper by nicotine, a difference researchers say is often unrecognized. MORE  

Does Sugar Addiction Really Doom Diets?

By Amelia Edelman

Whether or not sugar is as addictive as other drugs, scientists and health professionals agree that Americans need to cut down their consumption. MORE  

Smokers Now Number Almost One Billion Worldwide

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite the increase in the number of tobacco users across the globe, the actual percentage of smokers has gone down. MORE  

Dude, Where's My Smokes?

By Michael Dhar

Nicotine and the teenage brain: New York City targets smoking's favorite victims MORE  

Can Recovering Addicts Quit Smoking at the Same Time?

By Allison McCabe

Contrary to popular belief, addicts in recovery can try to quit smoking without affecting their attempt to get sober and some might even see an improvement in treatment outcomes. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 22, 2013

By The Fix staff

Female alcoholics relapse for different reasons, smoking and drinking linked in lab rats, and Tennessee man allegedly stole human ashes believing they were cocaine. 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  

Where to Draw the Line on Mind-Altering Substances?

By Sue Smith

Mouthwash and Sudafed, non-alcoholic beer and caffeine. What's cool for recovering addicts and alcoholics to eat, drink and take—and what's not? MORE  

FDA Loosens Restrictions on Smoking-Cessation Aids

By Valerie Tejeda

Nicotine gum, lozenges and patches are now deemed safe for longer periods of time. MORE  

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The last 10 years have seen a drastic rise in college students taking Adderall or Ritalin in order to boost their productivity in an increasingly competitive environment.

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Columbus Short Allegedly Threatens Wife With Knife While Drunk

The 'Scandal' star was reportedly intoxicated on wine when he threatened to kill his wife and himself over her alleged affairs.

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Coachella Founder Once Ran Pot Smuggling Operation

Thirty years ago, Gary Tovar smuggled marijuana into the U.S. while helping to spur the homegrown industry.

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Edie Falco Talks 'Nurse Jackie' and Sobriety

As the sixth season of the show is underway, star Edie Falco talks about her pill-popping character's relapse as well as her own 20 years of sobriety.

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North Korean Drug Trafficking Causing Addiction Epidemic

While North Korea's hand in drug smuggling is hardly news, a new report shows just how widespread addiction is in the isolated communist nation.

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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 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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