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The Truth About Teens and Heroin

By Tony O'Neill

More teenagers are using heroin than ever before, thanks in part to the opiate introduction they’re getting prescribed. Just another way the War on Drugs is missing the mark. MORE  

The OC You Don't See on TV

By Anna David

An unflinching documentary about teenage addiction in upwardly mobile Orange County premieres May 2 at the Newport Beach Film Festival. MORE  

Kids Choke Themselves to Get High

By May Wilkerson

Middle-schoolers who drink, gamble or have sex are more likely to play a hazardous "choking game." MORE  

New Study: 15% of US Teens Abuse Substances

By Valerie Tejeda

Researchers say starting before the age of 18 often leads to a lifetime of addiction. MORE  

My Mom’s Addiction

By Taylor Ellsworth

My mother has struggled with various forms of addiction for her whole life. And I’ve struggled to forgive her. MORE  

My First Drink

By Taylor Ellsworth

As a teenager, I was plagued by anxiety and acne—until the night I drank with the cool girls. MORE  

Plastic-Eating Teen's Habit Threatens Her Life

By Fionna Agomuoh

A girl from Sacramento prefers swallowing cocktail swords and TV remotes to actual food. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 17, 2012

By Will Godfrey

Big Pharma will be forced to report its payments to doctors, Why teens are more prone to addiction and mental illness, and Signs that you might be addicted to change. MORE  

Video: The Teen Addiction Epidemic

By Shoshana Davis

Concerned parents banded together to produce this stark documentary. MORE  

The Marlboro Man's Last Stand

By Dirk Hanson

After years of tightening regulation and a dramatic decline in adult smokers, Big Tobacco prepares its endgame: Teenagers. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Talks About Jerry Garcia’s Addiction

The singer-guitarist spoke with HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri about the music icon’s struggle with his addiction and his health.

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Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose.

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Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

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DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

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LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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