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Brain Activity in Sex Addicts Similar to Drug Addicts

By Victoria Kim

A new study using magnetic resonance imaging found many similarities in the brains of subjects addicted to sex and drugs. MORE  

Memory Wipes Could Cure Drug Addiction

By Bryan Le

Erasing memories related to drug use could help keep addicts from relapsing. MORE  

Phase of Addiction Has Big Impact on Effectiveness of Drug Treatment

By Victoria Kim

Study shows that certain drug treatments may be more effective in stopping drug seeking behavior in established addicts than in new addicts. MORE  

Study Shows THC May Protect Brain From Meth Abuse

By John Lavitt

THC can reduce the amount of brain inflammation caused by meth overloading proteins. MORE  

Study: Sun Tanning Is an Addiction in the Brain

By Victoria Kim

Researchers found that mice showed addictive behaviors that resembled opioid abuse. MORE  

Excessive Gaming Can Physically Rewire Young Brains

By Victoria Kim

Brain functions like behavior, emotions, and even motor control can become underdeveloped from excessive gaming. MORE  

New Study Finds Link Between Gambling and Homelessness

By John Lavitt

The homeless are nine times more likely to have experienced some form of gambling addiction, according to researchers. MORE  

Recent Study Casts Doubt on THC Saliva Tests

By Paul Gaita

A positive THC test doesn't necessarily indicate recent marijuana use. MORE  

Rate of Eating Disorders Rising Among Middle-Aged Women

By John Lavitt

The obsessive desire to be thin doesn't just affect teenagers and younger women. MORE  

Bipolar Substance Abusers Twice As Likely to Attempt Suicide

By Paul Gaita

The combination of mental illness and substance abuse has greater potential to drive one over the edge. MORE  

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Head Shop Owner Gets 17½ Years for Selling Synthetic Drugs

Jim Carlson's long prison sentence will serve as a testing ground for future synthetic drug prosecutions.

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Survey Says: Alcohol Still the Deadliest Drug

The most dangerous drug is still the most popular—and the most legal.

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'Girls' Star Zosia Mamet Reveals Eating Disorder

The actress wrote about her long struggle in a column published in Glamour magazine.

8/20/14 3:30pm
E-Cigarettes Are Not As Harmless As We've Been Told

A number of recent studies have shown that vapor contains harmful byproducts that can cause asthma, cancer, and heart disease.

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Documentary Examines Addiction Among Classical Musicians

The British-made Addicts Symphony explores the surprising rise of drug abuse among classical musicians.

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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?

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

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