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Research Study Finds Addiction in Internet Use

By Shawn Dwyer

Scientists have found a connection between Internet usage and certain addictive behaviors like withdrawal and loss of control. MORE  

No More Addict "Abuse"

By Dr. Richard Juman

The new DSM-5 is the object of an ongoing smackdown by critics for everything from its minor changes to its very existence. But there is one major change that addiction treatment providers can applaud. MORE  

Heroin Guide

By Bryan Le

A highly addictive opioid narcotic processed from morphine, heroin is typically taken intravenously. Its inconsistent concentrations and rapid building and losing of tolerance can make it an unpredictable addiction. MORE  

Fifth Time’s a Charm

By Amy Dresner

I’ve been going to rehab for the past 15 years. But this is my last one—I hope.  MORE  

Study: Marijuana Withdrawal is Real

By Bryan Le

Kicking pot has been found to cause withdrawal symptoms similar to nicotine in regular users. MORE  

Morning Roundup: September 11, 2012

By May Wilkerson

Former Mexican liaison to the US charged with cartel involvement, UK heroin users face anthrax threat, and new Mark Ruffalo film explores sex addiction and recovery. MORE  

Junkies in the Hurricane

By Eliza Player

As Hurricane Sandy menaces the eastern seaboard, addicts will have their own concerns. An ex-heroin user recalls the 13 dark days she stayed on in New Orleans after Katrina hit. MORE  

Beating Withdrawal With Nigella Seed Oil

By Nathan Thompson

Recovering opioid addicts (and some studies) praise the oil's ability to ease withdrawals. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 5, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

NYC Mayor backs measure to curb pot possession arrests, drop-out increase hits India's tobacco rehabs, and Big Alcohol prepares to target Twitter users of drinking age. MORE  

Withdrawal With Electricity

By Reina Berger

Many recipients of NeuroElectric Therapy swear by its ability to reduce withdrawal symptoms and enable long-term sobriety. MORE  

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

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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.

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The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

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How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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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."

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

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