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Robin Williams Was In Early Stages of Parkinson's, Wife Says

By Shawn Dwyer

The actor's wife, Susan Schneider, released a statement describing his mental state at the time of his death. MORE  

Did Robin Williams Show Signs of Depression?

By Shawn Dwyer

According to the Los Angeles Times, the actor's friends saw him slowly slipping away due to mounting pressures and declining health. MORE  

Addiction.com: Drugs and Tech in Silicon Valley

By Paul Gaita

The recent overdose death of Google executive Forrest Hayes has shed a light on the tech industry's growing drug problem. MORE  

'Teen Mom 2' Star Allegedly Abusing Painkillers

By McCarton Ackerman

Leah Messer allegedly joins the likes of Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans in publicly struggling with substance abuse. MORE  

Rehab Clinics Say Smartphones Can Exacerbate Addictions

By McCarton Ackerman

Smartphones have made scoring drugs or delving into porn easier, while making recovery harder. MORE  

Rob Ford’s Rehab Stint a “Circus,” Sources Claim

By Paul Gaita

Though he was contrite during his return press conference, is Rob Ford truly on the path to sobriety? MORE  

Pete Doherty Talks Addictions, Amy Winehouse In New Book

By McCarton Ackerman

The allegedly sober front man for the Libertines opens up in a new book culled from his private diaries. MORE  

Massachusetts Hospital To Begin Mandatory Drug Screening For Patients

By McCarton Ackerman

The drug epidemic in the Bay State has led to some drastic and controversial responses. MORE  

Bipolar Substance Abusers Twice As Likely to Attempt Suicide

By Paul Gaita

The combination of mental illness and substance abuse has greater potential to drive one over the edge. MORE  

Teens Lack Options in Substance Abuse Treatment

By Victoria Kim

Despite drug overdoses becoming one of the top killers of adolescents, teenagers still lack affordable access to drug treatment. MORE  

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Meth Lab Trio Throw Toilet, Sink At Imagined Attackers

Police had to calm the three down and ensure their "attackers" were gone.

8/29/14 7:30pm
Colorado’s Legal Weed Shows Up In Over 40 States

The rapid spread of Colorado weed to other states has created a new black market that has caused headaches for law enforcement.

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Former Playboy Model Sentenced To Jail For Drug Smuggling

Brandi Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, was sentenced to prison for six years.

8/29/14 3:30pm
New Nail Polish Could Detect Date Rape Drugs

The brainchild of four male undergrads, Undercover Colors aims to empower women to protect themselves from horrendous crimes.

8/29/14 1:00pm
Soldier Who Blamed Chantix for Murder Gets New Trial

Defendant George MacDonald may have been suffering some side effects of Chantix, which include depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations.

8/29/14 10:30am

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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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