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Smoking While Pregnant May Make Daughter Dependent on Nicotine

By Shawn Dwyer

Though researchers aren’t exactly sure why, but mom’s smoking during pregnancy raises the risk of her daughter becoming hooked on nicotine later in life. MORE  

Substance Abuse ‘Significantly Higher’ Among Mentally Ill

By Shawn Dwyer

Researchers have found that those with severe psychological illnesses are far more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs. MORE  

Research Study Finds Addiction in Internet Use

By Shawn Dwyer

Scientists have found a connection between Internet usage and certain addictive behaviors like withdrawal and loss of control. MORE  

Alcohol and Energy Drinks A Dangerous Combo, Study Says

By Shawn Dwyer

Researchers have published a study that shows college students combining caffeinated drinks with booze don’t realize how intoxicated they really are. MORE  

Condom Use Among College Women Unchanged by Alcohol

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite media depictions of women hopelessly succumbing to risky sexual behavior while under the influence, a new study shows evidence that women can still make good decisions while drunk. MORE  

Scientists Find a Way to Reduce Gambling Impulse

By Allison McCabe

Using mice gambling for sugar pellets in a "rat casino," researchers have discovered how to curb behaviors associated with pathological gambling. MORE  

UCLA Study Questions Sex Addiction

By Shawn Dwyer

Adding to the controversy of whether or not sex addiction is real, researchers find that brain scan responses to sexual images may just be related to higher libido. MORE  

Faulty Gene Could Be Responsible For Alcohol Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

Though more research needs to be done, the discovery could have a major impact on alcohol recovery. MORE  

Cocaine Binges Are About Avoiding Emotional Lows, Study Says

By McCarton Ackerman

Meanwhile, the use of cocaine has dropped dramatically in the United States, with the number of overall addicts dropping almost 50% over five years. MORE  

Research Shows Family Dinners Have ‘Insignificant Effect’ on Teen Drug Use

By Allison McCabe

Skepticism over the commonly held belief that family dinners curb substance abuse among teens has led researchers to discover the opposite. MORE  

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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.

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For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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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. 

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