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New Study Claims Social Media Spreads Misinformation About Marijuana

By John Lavitt

An examination of social media outlets revealed how pro-weed sentiments spread and negative opinions were barely shared. MORE  

Does Social Media Fuel Eating Disorders?

By Shawn Dwyer

While pro-ana and pro-mia sites have always been around, social media has escalated eating disorder behaviors to a global scale. MORE  

Absence of Feedback on Facebook Can Lead to Loneliness

By Shawn Dwyer

Researchers in Australia determined that even the mere absence from Facebook can drive feelings of isolation and low self worth. MORE  

Half of 14 and 15 Year Olds Addicted to the Internet, Says Recent Study

By Bryan Le

For many children, it's the last thing they look at before going to bed and the first thing they look at in the morning, if they sleep at all. MORE  

Is Social Media Dependence a Mental Health Issue?

By Emma Stein

Selfie addiction or the inability to stop fishing for likes on Facebook may seem ridiculous, but could they actually be the new addictions of the 21st century? MORE  

Pro-Ana: ‘Thinspiration' and Social Media

By Salatha Helton

Is the ‘Pro-Ana’ phenomenon in social media a danger to the recovery process for anorexics? MORE  

Social Media Becomes Hotbed For Drug Cartels To Boast Of Violence

By McCarton Ackerman

Dubbed narcomedia, the trend of cartels using social media to display acts of violence has been growing more widespread. MORE  

Selfie Addiction Linked to Mental Health Disorders

By Bryan Le

Selfie addiction may sound trivial, but one UK teen who took 200 photos of himself for ten hours a day exemplifies how it's a very real addiction that stems from compulsive disorders. MORE  

Woman Commits Suicide After Being Accused of Facebook Addiction

By John Lavitt

A 24-year-old Indian woman was confronted by her parents over her obsession with Facebook. She responded by hanging herself from a ceiling fan. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 11, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Florida family poisoned by LSD-laced meat, new law targets California pot growers, L.A. Phil disrupted by drunk patron, and Colorado barber turns away pot smokers. MORE  

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

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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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