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Morning Roundup: February 18, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Russell Brand talks Philip Seymour Hoffman, Silk Road 2.0 hacked for millions, drunk driver plows through two houses, and man punches friend to stop him from driving drunk. MORE  

How Addiction Treatment Killed Cory Monteith

By Maia Szalavitz

From his first rehab in his early teens to the intervention staged by Glee co-creater Ryan Murphy in March, the star was failed in every possible way by an abstinence-only recovery culture. MORE  

Steps Not Hugs!

By Maddy Demberg

Working the actual program of AA is far more effective than the touchy-feely hugging-it-out program I worked for years. MORE  

"Gruff Love" in AA vs. "Tough Love" in Rehab

By Maia Szalavitz

Some things done in 12-step meetings may be humiliating or hurtful—but when done in treatment programs, they're toxic to mental and physical health. The difference is about power. MORE  

Teens and Drugs: Helping Parents Chill Out

By Barry Lessin

A teen's drug use can cause parents to make bad decisions that damage their child. By tapping into what harm reduction and skilled parenting share, therapists can help parents to truly help. MORE  

Sobering Up and Firming Up

By James Graham

Murdering Mr. Softee: One man's trip from beating up gym equipment to Capoeira to surfing. MORE  

Amy Winehouse's Legacy

By McCarton Ackerman

Mitch Winehouse may have lost his daughter Amy to addiction, but as he tells The Fix, he's doing his best to prevent similar tragedies in other families. MORE  

Mitt Romney's Big Drug Problem

By Jed Bickman and Maia Szalavitz

What drug policy would Romney issue from the Oval Office? He's not saying. But his financial ties to the owners of teen rehabs infamous for abuse speak volumes of trouble. MORE  

What You Really Don't Know About Recovery

By Maia Szalavitz

Once an addict, always an addict. Hitting bottom. Tough love. These are only myths about beating addiction. Why can't we handle the truth? MORE  

Deadly Rehabs That Target Kids

By Maia Szalavitz

How "tough love" rehabs prey on desperate parents seeking help for addicted children. Plus: Four things every parent should do before sending a teen to treatment.  MORE  

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Maritime Boat Patrols Seize Drugs at Sea, Let Traffickers Go

The international Combined Maritime Forces lacks the legal authority to arrest drug smugglers.

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Morning Roundup: Sept. 19, 2014

Australian police seize Batman ecstasy in drug raids, DUI suspect threatens to join ISIS, and man high on PCP hides in kindergarten bathroom.

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PTSD and Food Addiction Go Hand-in-Hand for Women

Researchers have found the stronger the PTSD, the more likely a woman will suffer from eating addiction.

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Teens Who Smoke Pot Daily Could Have More Problems Later in Life

A recent study has claimed that the more frequent the use, the more adversely affected users can become.

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Hostel Owner Accused of Drugging and Assaulting Lodgers

Michael Harris stands accused of sexually assaulting male travelers from Germany, England, and the United States.

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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
Normies React to the 12 Steps

"I think admitting to having a problem in general is the right first step, but to admit powerlessness is unhealthy. .. I think admitting powerlessness is more harmful because it doesn't help. Admitting that you want and need help is more useful after admittance."

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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