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Morning Roundup: January 16, 2013

By The Fix staff

NYPD announces plan to target Rx drug abuse, new treatment for cocaine addiction targets relapse, and Lindsay Lohan turns down rehab deal. MORE  

New Federal Bill Targets Rx Pill Abuse

By Chrisanne Grise

A bill introduced today would require drug companies to adopt safeguards, like making pills more difficult to crush. MORE  

Pill-Poppers Spur Maine's Crime Spike

By McCarton Ackerman

Pharmacies robberies and burglaries of elderly people are two of the ways that desperate Mainers try to score. MORE  

Stressed Students Abuse Painkillers to Cope

By Valerie Tejeda

College students frequently share prescriptions and try to self-medicate for stress and depression. MORE  

Saturday Is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

By Jennifer Matesa

April 28 is your chance to put any left-over meds in your bathroom cabinet out of commission. MORE  

Friends and Family Enable Mass Rx Drug Abuse

By Rebecca Gray

Most prescription drug abusers are willingly given pills by people they know, say researchers. MORE  

TV Imitates Life for Edie Falco

By Sam Lansky

The Nurse Jackie star, herself a recovering addict, discusses her role as TV's preeminent pill-popper. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 17, 2012

By Bryan Le

LA MMJ dispensaries fight for more pot regulation, why addiction is tougher on women, and South Korea could limit gaming addicts to four hours a day online. MORE  

National Takeback of Prescription Meds This Saturday

By Jennifer Matesa

A huge DEA effort to get people to ditch unused prescription meds takes place this weekend—but what happens to all the unwanted pills? MORE  

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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.

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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