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Doing Cocaine Drastically Increases Risk of Stroke

By Bryan Le

In just twenty-four hours after snorting, researchers found that cocaine users are seven times more likely to suffer from a stroke. MORE  

Quitting Smoking Cuts Heart Disease Risk Faster

By Shawn Dwyer

New research shows that risk of heart disease will return to non-smoker levels in almost half the time as previously thought MORE  

It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

By Valerie Tejeda

Quitting in your 50s may reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke by more than 40%. MORE  

Does Marijuana Cause Strokes?

By Valerie Tejeda

Researchers say pot raises risk of strokes, but concurrent tobacco smoking may also be to blame. MORE  

When Boozecasters Make the News

By Bryan Le

Speculation on Diane Sawyer's election night "drunkenness" ran high—but it's nothing new. Talking heads have a long history of slurring their way into our living rooms. MORE  

Cocaine: "The Perfect Heart Attack Drug"

By McCarton Ackerman

Regular cocaine use increases long-term risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study finds. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 26, 2012

By Bryan Le

Doctors want graphic warning labels on fatty foods, moderate boozing can decrease brain cells, and Whitney Houston's daughter may be drinking dangerously. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 23, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

A top surgeon continued operating after testing positive for coke, France will allow "shooting galleries," and Fergie talks about her meth addiction. MORE  

Binge Drinkers More Prone to Early Strokes

By Valerie Tejeda

Heavy drinkers are more likely to have a stroke nearly 15 years earlier than those who drink less, a new study says. MORE  

Smoking Menthols May Double Your Risk of Stroke

By Valerie Tejeda

And the risk may be three times higher for women and non-black smokers. MORE  

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How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

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