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Brain-Boosting 'Smart Drugs' On The Rise

By Paul Gaita

With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal. MORE  

Study Shows Rise in Smart Drug Use By European Students

By Paul Gaita

Like their American counterparts, European college kids are using cognitive-enhancing drugs to boost exam performance. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 2, 2013

By Bryan Le

Kids of deployed parents more likely to use booze and drugs, Modafinil is Wall Street's "smart drug", and Avicii curbs drinking after health scare. MORE  

Did Lance Armstrong Dope his Way into Sports History?

By Dirk Hanson

Cycling legend Armstrong still in hot water over performance-enhancing drugs. MORE  

NBC Video: College Students’ Widespread Abuse of Adderall

By Dirk Hanson

“When I’m on Adderall and I’m looking at the textbook I can forget about everything else around me,” one student told the Today Show. MORE  

Do Rx "Smart Pills" Really Make You Smarter?

By Dirk Hanson

Prescription pep pills like Ritalin, Adderall, and Provogil have become a favorite of over-achieving students and stock-brokers. But are cognitive enhancers safe and effective? 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.

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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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.

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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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