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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
Methamphetamine Use on the Rise in India

Loopholes in the law and corruption among officials has led to a staggering increase in meth production and abuse.

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University May Start Drug Testing Cheerleaders After Tragic Death

Danielle Cogwell's "suspected overdose" death last week has prompted calls to change Louisville's drug policy.

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Morning Roundup: August 1, 2014

Partygoer pours beer on tiger at London Zoo, drunk airline passenger attacks crew with fake leg, and drone carrying drugs crashes outside prison.

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Mindfulness Can Rewire the Brain of an Addict

Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse.

7/31/14 7:30pm
Former Drug Smuggling Elephants Kick Opium Habit

Chinese Triads had kept the elephants loyal by hooking them on opium-laced bananas, but sanctuary workers cured them with methadone.

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Rehabilitation Directories

The Rehab Review
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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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