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UN Report: MJ Legalization Increased Problem Use in the US

By Bryan Le

Legalization has led younger people to perceive cannabis as less of a health risk, which has led to increased use and abuse in the U.S. MORE  

Former Addict Goes From Homelessness To Magna Cum Laude

By McCarton Ackerman

Daney Hill lived under a highway overpass struggling with substance abuse, but she picked up the pieces and earned high honors in college with a degree in business. MORE  

Poll Shows Americans Prefer Treatment Over Jail For Drug Abusers

By McCarton Ackerman

The change in attitude toward drugs and drug users was spurred in part by a more relaxed view on marijuana, though most still don't want it in their community. MORE  

Brain Restoration: ‘Too Good To Be True’ for Addiction and Disease?

By Royce Amy Morales

Could megadoses of energy-giving NAD—which allegedly relieves withdrawal symptoms, flushes out stored drugs in the body and replenishes balance in the brain—really be the cure-all for addiction as well as many other diseases and mental health disorders? MORE  

Matthew Perry to Help Raise Money for Addiction Treatment

By John Lavitt

The former ‘Friends’ star and recovering addict will be on hand in Houston this May. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 5, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

George Lopez claims downing 52 shots, drunk man jumps off Mumbai bridge, Idaho police shoot dog in drug raid, and man high on PCP does ninja moves. MORE  

Obamacare Rolls Out, Transforming Addiction Coverage

By Michael Dhar

Despite the controversy, Obamacare will really change people's lives—including addicts, who can look forward to treatment coverage beginning this year. MORE  

Neurofeedback: If It Can Help PTSD Veterans, Why Not Addicts, Alcoholics and Those With Sleep Disorder?

By Jacqui Brown

A long history of treatment of substance abuse with EEG failed to lead to mass acceptance. That may change based on success with Post Traumatic Stressed-Out vets. MORE  

Anti-Convulsive Drug May Also Help Curb Heavy Drinking

By Paul Gaita

Topiramate has risen to the status of cure-all among scientists who have published papers on its effectiveness in treating cocaine dependance and as a weight loss tool. MORE  

Scientology Campaigning To Make Seattle Drug-Free

By McCarton Ackerman

A local branch of the controversial church has come under fire for distributing materials promoting Scientology to schools. MORE  

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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.

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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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'Teen Mom 2' Star Allegedly Abusing Painkillers

Leah Messer allegedly joins the likes of Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans in publicly struggling with substance abuse.

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Director Anton Corbjin Talks Working With Philip Seymour Hoffman

The director described Hoffman as "full of life" while working with the actor on A Most Wanted Man.

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Andy Roddick's Comeback Stymied By Drug Test

The former No. 1 tennis player in the world is furious over a drug testing requirement that won't allow him to compete in the US Open.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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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