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Can You Actually Overdose on Caffeine?

By Allison McCabe

According to a recent rise in emergency room visits due to caffeine poisoning, yes, you actually can. MORE  

Five Ways Therapists Are Clueless About Addiction

By Marilyn Freimuth

Even the best mental-health professionals are surprisingly blind to the symptoms of addiction in their patients. It needn't be so. MORE  

Distress Helpline Available After Boston Explosions

By Hunter R. Slaton

SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline is open for anyone traumatized or triggered by events at the Boston Marathon today. MORE  

Addicts and the Mentally Ill Smoke Way More

By Hunter R. Slaton

Smoking rates are nearly twice as high among this population, says SAMHSA. But what about people in recovery? MORE  

New Gun Control Laws Take Aim at Addicts

By Sy Mukherjee

Americans love their guns. As legislation to curb gun violence hits partisan gridlock, all sides agree to target the so-called mentally ill, including 40% of all addicts.  MORE  

Young Men Hardest Hit by Fake Pot

By Hunter R. Slaton

According to a new government report, synthetic cannabinoids accounted for more than 11,000 ER admissions in 2010. MORE  

Medicaid Boost Could Help Millions of Addicts

By Hunter R. Slaton

Expansion of the insurance program could provide substance-abuse treatment for 2.6 million uninsured alcoholics and addicts, experts say. MORE  

Youth Cig Sales Hit New Low

By Hunter R. Slaton

Last year, just 8.5% of retailers sold tobacco products illegally to kids—that's almost 80% down since 1997. MORE  

Rx Drug Abuse Is Falling, Shows National Survey

By Chrisanne Grise

There's a long way to go, but the misuse of prescription drugs fell in 2011. MORE  

Country vs. City Addictions Differ, Says SAMHSA

By Hunter R. Slaton

Country folk are reportedly more likely to hit the bottle, while city dwellers are partial to the powders. MORE  

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Dangerous Eating Disorder Behaviors Are Not Exclusive to Rail-Thin Teens

The study showed that eating disorders are not diagnosed early enough when specialists focus exclusively on weight.

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Boston Globe Editorial Calls for End of Heroin Prohibition

A former New Jersey police officer passionately denounced arresting and imprisoning opiate addicts.

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Moderate Drinking Can Sharpen Sense Of Smell

Israeli researchers have found that a few drinks improved an individual's ability to smell, though too many had the adverse effect.

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Study Links Medical Marijuana With Reduced Overdose Deaths

Anti-pot advocates are angry that medical marijuana is being presented as a healthier alternative to pills.

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Kentucky Inmate Dies From Methadone-Soaked Underwear

Corey McQueary died after another inmate returned to jail with the drug-soaked contraband.

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Helping My Wife Survive Childhood Sexual Abuse

My wife revealed to me that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. The process of healing has been difficult, but together we are working towards her recovery.

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, 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?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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