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Morning Roundup: April 5th, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Most Americans now favor legal marijuana, drunk driving tempts teens during prom season, and hotel tycoon Vikram Chatwal is busted for drug trafficking. MORE  

Does Your Child Have an Eating Disorder?

By Chrisanne Grise

With eating disorders starting ever-younger, parents can keep an eye on these warning signs. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 12, 2013

By The Fix staff

Psychotropics drugs "intensify" veterans' suffering, ADHD meds don't benefit pre-schoolers, and John Goodman talks about being a "raging alcoholic." MORE  

Docs Warn Against Effects of Pot

By Valerie Tejeda

Before lighting up your legal pot, experts warn of potential side effects like memory loss and addiction. MORE  

Are Your Genes Making You Binge Drink?

By Valerie Tejeda

Some people may be genetically predisposed to find alcohol more rewarding, scientists have discovered. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 4, 2012

By The Fix staff

Binge-eating and hoarding get official status in DSM-5, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter slam drug war in new doc, and Mike Tyson was high on cocaine in The Hangover. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 11, 2012

By The Fix staff

Doc claims drugging kids could boost grades in failing schools, smoking grounds for divorce in Saudi Arabia, and LiLo claims her mom is on coke. MORE  

Does Giving Kids Lotto Tickets Get Them Hooked?

By McCarton Ackerman

Parents who give lotto tickets to their kids may be paving the way for problem gambling later on, a study shows. MORE  

Meet "Smiles": The Next Scary Designer Drug

By May Wilkerson

Using a new synthetic hallucinogen, also known as "2C-I," is "like trying to get high off arsenic," one treatment expert tells The Fix. MORE  

Pro-Ana Websites "Not All Bad"

By Valerie Tejeda

Do controversial "pro-ana" sites actually provide support communities that could help anorexics recover? MORE  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hundreds of Cases Impacted By Drug Analyst's Resignation

Nearly 200 drug cases could be affected after Brenda Frazer was found to not be following proper protocol.

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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.

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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