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Former Drug Smuggling Elephants Kick Opium Habit

By Bryan Le

Chinese Triads had kept the elephants loyal by hooking them on opium-laced bananas, but sanctuary workers cured them with methadone. MORE  

Bear Breaks Into Florida Home to Steal Beer

By Bryan Le

Instead of picnic baskets and honey, this bear was in search of brew and piña coladas. MORE  

Woman High on Heroin Found Pants-Down Doing Yoga in Road

By Bryan Le

Michele Rene Cernak was caught mid-Dolphin with pants around her ankles and high on drugs. MORE  

Drunk Man Arrested For Having Sex With ATM, Picnic Table

By Shawn Dwyer

Plied with plenty of alcohol, a Tennessee man found the appeal of making love to an ATM too difficult to resist. MORE  

Teens Reportedly Smoking Coffee to Get High

By Bryan Le

One local news station says that teenage beanheads all over the states are lighting up caffeine sticks for a hallucinogenic rush. MORE  

Pig's Blood Cocktail Challenges and Mortifies

By Bryan Le

Answering a challenge to make a cocktail out of pig's blood, bartender Nandini Khaund created the macabre "Reign in Blood." MORE  

Drunk Brit Survives Fall From 15th Story Balcony

By Bryan Le

"Normally sensible" lad recovers after a night of drinking leads to an epic tumble. MORE  

Russian Bears Are Hooked on Jet Fuel

By Bryan Le

Kronotsky Nature Reserve's bear population huff fuel from old barrels until they pass out. MORE  

Drunk Dangles From Power Lines

By Bryan Le

A Chinese man survives his acrobatics unharmed but for the "excessive alcohol in his body." MORE  

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Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Teens In Decline

The annual SAMHSA survey found that rates of use for most substances have dropped significantly, though most Americans are still not getting treatment.

9/19/14 7:30pm
Proposed British Alcohol Tax To Help Fund Treatment Programs

The Centre for Social Justice has proposed a two-pence tax on alcohol in order to pay for addiction treatment.

9/19/14 5:30pm
Bipartisan Senate Bill Seeks Millions for Addiction Treatment

Even if passed, the $80 million legislation is almost assured to be doomed by the Republican-led House.

9/19/14 3:30pm
South Carolina Man Illegally Operated Rehabs In Three States

Clayton Alfred White declared himself to be a professional drug counselor despite having no license or even training.

9/19/14 1:00pm
Philadelphia Man Accused of Running Illegal 'Recovery Homes'

Jeffrey Jackson has been accused of putting recovering addicts at risk by housing them in rooms deemed unfit for human dwelling.

9/19/14 10:30am

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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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