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Studies Show Women Using Crystal Meth for Weight Loss

By Paul Gaita

A solid minority of women abusers, particularly in Australia, have reported initially taking meth in order to lose weight, only to fall victim to its addictive properties. 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  

Weight Talks With Kids Can Lead to Eating Disorders

By Chrisanne Grise

Parents should emphasize healthy eating rather than focus on a child's weight, new research suggests. MORE  

Morning Roundup April 12th, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Republican official says gay "lifestyle" leads to drugs, more states introduce drug testing bills, and P-Diddy's ex "used drugs in front of their kids." MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 8, 2013

By The Fix staff

Latin America weighs impact of US pot laws, how drinking can destroy your sex life, and "Johnny Football" discovers a booze-loophole. MORE  

Is Marijuana the Next Big Obesity Cure?

By Valerie Tejeda

Pot is found to reduce appetite and boost metabolism in mice, raising hopes for its potential as a treatment. MORE  

Do Weight-Loss Ops Increase Alcoholism Risk?

By Valerie Tejeda

Gastric bypass recipients experience alcohol differently, researchers say. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 25, 2012

By Bryan Le

IRS can't derail MMJ thanks to loophole, stomach-stapling weight loss surgery can cut alcohol cravings, and ex-Bond calls out Skyfall's decision to switch martini for Heineken. MORE  

What Makes Smokers So Skinny?

By Dirk Hanson

Animal studies give researchers new clues about why smokers gain weight when they quit. MORE  

The Quick Fix
Whoopi Goldberg to Write Pot Column For Denver Post

Even though she was once a functioning addict, the Oscar-winning actress turned to vaporized weed to treat headaches stemming from glaucoma.

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Morning Roundup: April 21, 2014

Rob Ford kicks off re-election with free alcohol, Ohio bans more synthetics, pot smokers hiding weed in vaporizers, and government approves powdered booze.

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Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

4/18/14 7:30pm
Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

4/18/14 5:30pm
Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

4/18/14 3:31pm

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 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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