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Fix Rehab Review Adds Four New Treatment Centers

By Hunter R. Slaton

The newly reviewed rehabs include good options for chronic relapsers, Christians, video-game addicts and more. MORE  

reSTART

Fall City, Wash.

3 stars

If an addiction to video games, technology or the Internet has your life flashing "Game Over," reSTART treatment center might be able to help you unplug. MORE  

Video Game Addiction Wrecked NFL Career

By Fionna Agomuoh

Defensive tackle Quinn Pitcock reveals his ongoing struggle with video game addiction, depression and ADHD.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 1, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Video gamers exhibit "pathological patterns" of play, Greeks count mental health cost of crisis, and "tanorexic" racks up $50,000 sunbed bill. MORE  

Are Kids Becoming "Screen Addicts"?

By McCarton Ackerman

By age seven, an average child born today will spend a whole year watching screens, warns a scientist. MORE  

Chinese Gaming Addicts "Become Gigolos"

By McCarton Ackerman

Many "second generation farmers" in China are reportedly turning to prostitution to support online gaming. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 17, 2012

By Bryan Le

LA MMJ dispensaries fight for more pot regulation, why addiction is tougher on women, and South Korea could limit gaming addicts to four hours a day online. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Top Colombian Drug Dealer Captured, Families Turn to Shrinks to Help Kids Hooked on Gaming, and Rapper TI Salutes Eminem for Helping Him Overcome Addiction. MORE  

Wasted on "World of Warcraft?"

By Matt Dickinson

A college professor, who nearly committed suicide after playing the popular game for 60 hours a week, says gaming is a real addiction. Not everyone agrees. MORE  

The Quick Fix
Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose.

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Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

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DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

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LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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Wife of Slipknot Bassist Blames Doctor For Overdose Death

Daniel Baldi could face 18 years in prison if convicted for his role in Paul Gray's death, as well as the deaths of several others.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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