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8-Year-Old Chain Smoker Sent to Rehab

By Valerie Tejeda

The Indonesian tot acts "like he's possessed by evil spirits" when he can't smoke. MORE  

Smoking Vaccine for Teens Deemed Too Costly

By McCarton Ackerman

Australian researchers say a large scale anti-nicotine shot program would cost too much. Would that also apply in the US? MORE  

Did Media Erase Pulitzer Winner's Bad Habit?

By Jennifer Matesa

Most coverage of the legendary journalist's death has focused on his asthma and allergy, without mentioning his heavy smoking. MORE  

George Harrison Remembered, Ten Years On

By Walter Armstrong

The much-missed Beatle was perfectly honest about the addiction that killed him: smoking. MORE  

Chain-Smoking Orangutan Kicks the Habit

By Will Godfrey

A Malaysian ape is rescued from a bad zoo after tourists tossed it habit-forming lit cigarettes. MORE  

Chantix Link to Heart Problems Confirmed

By Dirk Hanson

Major new study puts future of popular anti-craving drug in doubt. MORE  

New York’s Outdoor Smoking Ban Bombs

By Dirk Hanson

Attempt to free parks and beaches from smoke called “an absolute joke.” MORE  

Smoking Bans Don’t Decrease Smoking, Study Finds

By Dirk Hanson

Anti-smoking ordinances protect people from secondhand smoke, but they don’t help smokers quit. MORE  

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

By Dirk Hanson

Why Alcohol Riots Plague Pro Sports, How Nicotine Addiction Gave Birth to Modern Medicine, and Why Harvard Scientists are Making LSD (Again). MORE  

How States are Misspending Smoking Prevention Funds

By Dirk Hanson

Telephone support programs for smokers are running out of money. MORE  

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North Dakota Oil Boom Triggering Spike In Drug Trade

The flow of oil has triggered a flood of meth and heroin, with the feds seeing triple the number of prosecutions for drugs in recent years.

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Morning Roundup: April 17, 2014

Rob Kardashian denies drug abuse, man huffing paint punches pitbull, bus driver arrested for driving drunk teens, and middle school kid wears 'I [Heart] Weed shirt.

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Nearly a Third of Alcoholic Beverages Have Inaccurate Labels

According to a 2013 survey, thirty percent of all booze labels have faulty information about alcohol content.

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Treatment Center in India Exposed As Drug Den

A group of local activists organized a raid on the government-run agency after hearing multiple reports that officials were dealing drugs to patients.

4/16/14 5:30pm
Christian Leaders Criticize War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration

Reflecting on the symbolic rebirth of Easter, a group of Christian leaders denounced the costly and ineffective war on drugs while urging policymakers to consider treatment.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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 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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