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Americans Think Marijuana Less Harmful Than Tobacco and Alcohol, Poll Says

By Shawn Dwyer

Attitudes toward marijuana have loosened considerably in the last few years alone. MORE  

Tripling Tobacco Tax Could Save 200 Million Lives Worldwide

By Shawn Dwyer

Smoking globally could be cut by a third and prevent deaths from lung cancer, heart disease, and stroke. MORE  

Substance Abuse ‘Significantly Higher’ Among Mentally Ill

By Shawn Dwyer

Researchers have found that those with severe psychological illnesses are far more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs. MORE  

Want to Work for Booze? Move to Amsterdam

By Shawn Dwyer

A rather unusual government program tries to keep drunks off the streets by having them pick up trash in exchange for beer. MORE  

Research Shows Family Dinners Have ‘Insignificant Effect’ on Teen Drug Use

By Allison McCabe

Skepticism over the commonly held belief that family dinners curb substance abuse among teens has led researchers to discover the opposite. MORE  

Southeast Asia's Biggest Little Drug Problem

By McCarton Ackerman

Having long been ingrained in Asian culture, some countries are now starting to convince addicts of the dangers of betel nuts. MORE  

Teens Switch from Cigarettes to Hookahs

By Shawn Dwyer

Overall tobacco use is down, but teens are increasingly ingesting nicotine through alternative means. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 11, 2013

By Victoria Kim

European lawmakers ban menthol cigarettes, bath salts more addictive than meth, and pregnant actress Evan Rachel Wood craves marijuana. MORE  

Snapping Turtle Smokes 10 Cigarettes a Day

By Bryan Le

A Chinese chef says he regrets getting his pet hooked on such an expensive habit. MORE  

Study: Anti-Tobacco Policies Will Save Millions of Lives

By Victoria Kim

A global study predicts that 7 million smoking-related deaths can be prevented by 2050. MORE  

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Boston Globe Editorial Calls for End of Heroin Prohibition

A former New Jersey police officer passionately denounced arresting and imprisoning opiate addicts.

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Moderate Drinking Can Sharpen Sense Of Smell

Israeli researchers have found that a few drinks improved an individual's ability to smell, though too many had the adverse effect.

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Study Links Medical Marijuana With Reduced Overdose Deaths

Anti-pot advocates are angry that medical marijuana is being presented as a healthier alternative to pills.

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Kentucky Inmate Dies From Methadone-Soaked Underwear

Corey McQueary died after another inmate returned to jail with the drug-soaked contraband.

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DEA Imposes New Rules to Combat Hydrocodone Threat

It's about to become a lot harder to get prescriptions for hydrocodone-based medications thanks to new DEA rules.

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Helping My Wife Survive Childhood Sexual Abuse

My wife revealed to me that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. The process of healing has been difficult, but together we are working towards her recovery.

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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