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No More Addict "Abuse"

By Dr. Richard Juman

The new DSM-5 is the object of an ongoing smackdown by critics for everything from its minor changes to its very existence. But there is one major change that addiction treatment providers can applaud. MORE  

Why Was a Pot-Doesn't-Cause-Cancer Study Ignored?

By Tony O'Neill

Media reactions to research on marijuana and lung cancer show prejudice. MORE  

Scientists Unveil a Bold New Definition of Addiction

By Maia Szalavitz

The official diagnosis for addiction is getting a major makeover—promising major changes for the addiction community. Here's what you need to know. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 9, 2012

By Luke Walker

Ron Paul challenges Washington on drug policy; Marijuana still number one illicit substance in US, and Florida drug offender wears crack jacket to court. MORE  

Stumbling Toward the Future with NIDA

By Dirk Hanson

Merging two huge federal drug and alcohol agencies? No problem. MORE  

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

By Dirk Hanson

24-Hour "Lock-in" Tries to Scare Arizona Kids Straight, Why Smoking Bans May Endanger Other Addiction Treatments, and America's New Drug War General. MORE  

Marijuana Changes Your Brain, but Not Forever

By Dirk Hanson

Neural plasticity—the brain’s ability to rewire itself—means that some of the changes caused by heavy drug use are reversible. MORE  

Are America’s Kids Going to Pot?

By Dirk Hanson

Study after study confirms that teen use of pot and ecstasy is on the rise, while drinking now starts earlier than ever. MORE  

A New Wave of Designer Drugs, For Sale at Your Local Deli

By Dirk Hanson

Dozens of synthetic psychedelics are legally flooding the U.S., sending thousands of thrill-seeking users into local E.R.s. But as the Senate seeks to ban this latest menace, crafty chemists have managed to stay a step ahead of the law. MORE  

The Quick Fix
Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

4/18/14 7:30pm
Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

4/18/14 5:30pm
Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

4/18/14 3:31pm
Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

4/18/14 3:30pm
High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

4/18/14 1:00pm

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Sober Living
How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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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