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4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted to Your Smartphone

By John Lavitt

Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again. MORE  

Tappy Fit Combines Flappy Bird With Exercise

By Bryan Le

A new app hopes to harness the addictiveness of Flappy Bird and use it to motivate players to exercise. MORE  

Flappy Bird Creator Says Game Might Return With Addiction Warning

By Bryan Le

Dong Nguyen may revive his smash-hit game, but this time with a warning that urges users to "take a break." MORE  

Parents Addicted to Cell Phones 'More Negative' Toward Their Kids

By Bryan Le

Teens glued to their cell phones are bad enough, but a recent study found that cell phone-addicted parents are even worse. MORE  

"Offline Glass" Fights Smartphone Addiction in Bars

By Bryan Le

A beer glass designed to balance on your phone could help you stay text-free while you focus on drinking. MORE  

Why Everyone Is Hooked on Candy Crush Saga

By Bryan Le

Combining social media appeal with a dopamine rush, "crushing candy" is tough to kick. MORE  

Facebook Helps Amish Teens Party

By McCarton Ackerman

"Rumpsringa"—the 2-year-break from Amish life—has gotten boozier and crazier, thanks to social networking. MORE  

Smartphones: The 21st Century Narcotic

By Hallie Hart Hodenfield

Treatment for mobile phone addiction is a boom industry, with experts identifying numerous new disorders. Most of us have the habit. How worried should we be? MORE  

Giant Sandcastle Warns Against Mobile Phone Addiction

By Bryan Le

An Indian artist creates a towering reminder of the global impact of Smartphone habits. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 13, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Just one cigarette a day raises risk of sudden death, quitting fatty foods can feel like drug withdrawal, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor declined quaaludes on her wedding night. MORE  

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Colorado Issues New Regulations for Marijuana Industry

The new regulations will equalize THC levels in edibles and restrict cultivation, and that has some store owners worried.

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California's Fair Sentencing Act Makes All Crack Crimes Equal

California has put into law a bill that will equalize sentences for crack and powder cocaine offenders.

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Suboxone: Trading One Prison Cell for Another

Suboxone seemed like a get-out-of-jail-free card, the answer to my opiate addiction. Instead, I had a new ten-year addiction, complete with thinning hair and lost motivation.

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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.

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.

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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?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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