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A blog written by Dirk Hanson, former Senior Contributing Editor of The Fix, that contains articles and health studies about the science behind substance abuse.

Boozemusings Blog

Public blog from members of the Boozemusings Community Forum, BOOM. Covers diverse topics from many different voices.

Brain Posts

A blog devoted to analysis and commentary on research in clinical neuroscience, including the effects of drugs and alcohol, by research psychiatrist Bill Yates.

CPDD Community Website

A blog run by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence that provides information on substance abuse research, treatment, and related issues.

Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery News

A blog written from the addict’s point of view on behalf of the Dawn Farm community of programs, providing news and articles on addiction and recovery.

Discovering Alcoholic

A personal blog by a recovering alcoholic, ranging from news and celebrity commentary to whimsical musings.

Drinking Diaries

A blog about women and drinking, with contributions from such writers as Jennifer Egan, Julie Powell and Kathryn Harrison.

Drug Monkey

A blog written by an anonymous drug researcher at the National Institutes of Health about ‘careerism in science’ and drugs.

Mental Health Update

A blog that summarizes research on psychology, psychiatry, mental health and drugs and addiction in plain English.


A blog written by two anthropological academics that includes coverage of drugs and addiction.

Neurological Correlates

A blog written by an anonymous biopharmaceutical industry insider that focuses on issues related to dysfunctional behavior, such as addiction.


A brain blog written by an anonymous UK neuroscientist that frequently analyzes scientific findings concerning drugs and addiction.

Parent Pathway

Three moms whose children struggle with substance abuse share their experiences.

Recovery People

An Austin-based weekly podcast for the Recovery Community, featuring activists, authors, artists, researchers, thought leaders, and other news makers.

Suboxone Talk Zone: A Suboxone Blog

Questions and Answers about Opioid Dependence and Buprenorphine

Terra Sigillata

A science-oriented drug blog written by David J. Kroll, PhD, a molecular cancer pharmacologist and state university professor in the southern US.


A privately run site that aims to present AA honestly and perhaps suggest a back to basics approach.

Wall Street Journal Health Blog

A blog providing coverage of pharmaceutical developments, as well as news on general health and substance abuse.

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Visions offers top-of-the-line treatment for 13 to 18 year old addicts, with alumni that includes Elizabeth Brockovich—daughter of Erin Brockovich—who found treatment in Vision's outpatient, day school, sober living and their Launch program.

Rating: 5 stars
Malibu and Los Angeles
$40,000/30 days (45 day minimum)

This SoCal program fosters a regimented but respectful recovery environment, where teens learn how to live sober through plenty of 12-step meetings and life-skills classes—not to mention "equine-assisted psychotherapy" and mixed martial arts.

Rating: 5 stars
Newport Beach, Calif.

At Sober College, young people learn life skills and can take accredited college courses while going through treatment for addiction.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Woodland Hills, CA
$15,000 - $25,000 per month;

This San Diego luxury rehab provides customized treatment by highly qualified staff and, according to one alum, “Sets the gold standard for all other treatment centers.”

Rating: 5 stars
San Diego, CA
$60,000 for 30 days, additional $10,000 for a private room

This 12-step based non-profit Tennessee facility for men offers meetings, groups and camaraderie.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Burns, TN
30-day program: $6500; LTR Program / Extended Care: $5500 (monthly); step-down program (outpatient): $1500

This Austin, Texas rehab provides substance abuse and mental health services as an outpatient programs. It is universally beloved by its clients and alumni for the therapy provided to the individual and the support freely given by a caring staff.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Austin, TX

If you are looking for a loving and nurturing outpatient program which still emphasizes accountability, this may be the place for you. Almost unanimously, clients credit this Lakewood, Colorado program with improving their lives in significant ways.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Lakewood, CO
$30-$50 per group; $50-$75 per one-on-one session.

The Sanctuary Byron Bay combines a completely individualized holistic approach with unrivaled luxury. If you want excellent treatment combined with true privacy and every possible amenity, including your own 24-hour carer, this is the place for you.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Byron Bay, Australia

DARA is as lush and exotic as you might expect. Their program includes airport pick-up, a full medical exam at a nearby private hospital and luxury amenities—all at surprisingly affordable prices.

Rating: 4 stars
Koh Chang, Thailand
$6,995 for 4 weeks.

Highly rated by their teen clients and their families, Paradigm Malibu offers programs for a really wide range of adolescent disorders including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, substance abuse, behavioral addictions, and eating disorders.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Malibu, CA
$49,000 flat rate