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Treatment Modalites 
Which Heals First Trauma or Addiction?
Substance use decreased considerably for the integrated treatment group, whereas the substance abuse in the drug treatment group stayed about the same. Read More
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In The News
Rehab Leaders Ousted After The Hollywood Reporter Probe... Planning New Facility
One80's former CEO, Alex Shohet, and his wife, clinical director Bernadine Fried -- who came under scrutiny for their questionable care practices -- are looking to raise $500,000 for a "sober club with restaurant, games, music & fun," according to a business plan obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. Read More
Adam Shankman Checks Into Rehab, Is on "Journey to Recovery"
Director of Hairspray and Rock of Ages "is currently seeking treatment in a rehabilitation center," his rep confirmed Monday. "His friends and family support him and wish him well on his journey to recovery." Read More
Demi Lovato: I Would "Smuggle" Cocaine on Planes, Couldn't Go 30 Min Without It
"When I hit that moment I was like, it's no longer fun when you're doing it alone. I've really never talked about this stuff before... I don't know if I should be sharing this."    Read More
Study Says
More People Suffering from Substance Abuse & Mental Disorders than Other Diseases 
It was found that mental and substance abuse related health issues were responsible for nearly 23 percent of all nonfatal diseases around the world. Read More
Rave On
MAPS Director of Clinical Research, Amy Emerson, clinical trials of MDMA psychotherapy are currently in 'Phase 2'. At least two larger 'Phase 3' studies are required to prove safety and efficacy and these are planned for between 2016 and 2020. 

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Treatment Modalities
New Treatment for alcoholics 
The system is broken. It must be fixed before too many more people die. If AA founders Bill Wilson and Bob Smith were alive today, I am certain they would enthusiastically pursue opportunities for treating alcoholism through research and medication. Read More
Family Of Origin
Parental substance abuse:  Main reason kids end up in foster care
"When you have something taking over your time and your money, kids often then take the back seat." Read More
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Studies FInd
Over 40s surge in substance abuse 
People in their 40s are behind a surge in drink and drug related hospital admissions, a review has shown. Read More
Bill W.
All 72 images in The Bill W. Collection are available on a to Lease-to-Buy basis. You may lease any of the photographs from 90 ninety days up to a year for your home, office, recovery clubhouse or treatment center. Read More 
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Bill W. tells the story of William G. Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, a man included in TIME Magazine's "100 Persons of the 20th Century."
Experience, Strength and Hope Award 
5th Annual Experience, Strength and Hope Award show.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Skirball Cultural Center
Los Angeles, CA
Honoring Carrie White
Headliner Alonzo Bodden
A BITTER PILL: Oxy's slippery slope to heroin
The mathematics are simple: OxyContin pills are sold by gram and so can have a street value as high as $80 per pill. Read More
Big Pharma
The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder
The rise of A.D.H.D. diagnoses and prescriptions for stimulants over the years coincided with a remarkably successful two-decade campaign by pharmaceutical companies to publicize the syndrome and promote the pills to doctors, educators and parents. Read More
Are you a sex addict?

"We have attached a self-assessment entitled The 40 questions of SLAA. If after doing this assessment you feel that you need further help you may contact us." Read More
Rehab In he News
Residents recruited for California rehab clinics
She said she's been drug-free for a couple of years. She went, she said, for a temporary escape and perks like cigarettes and cash doled out by the clinics. Read More
5th Experience Strength & Hope Award, Feb. 13.

Hospital News   VIDEO
Coroner ties alcoholism to SF General stairway death  Video
Spalding, 57, was found dead in a locked stairwell at San Francisco General Hospital, 17 days after she was reported missing from her hospital room. Video
Celebrity Advocacy
Richie Sambora appeared at the close of Thursday night's anti-drug forum
Sambora, who now lives in Los Angeles, is going to "spread the message by talking with folks in his line of work - high-end entertainers - to spread the message. Read More
American Policy
At The White House, Learning How NOT To Talk About Addiction
We don't refer to someone who has anorexia or bulimia as having a "food abuse" problem. We say they have an eating disorder. So why do we refer to someone who is addicted to alcohol or pain pills as having a "substance abuse" problem? Read More
Celebrity Reading Recommendations
Gabor Maté's book In The Realm tweeted...
John Cusack Tweets Gabor Mate  addiction of book
Hungry Ghosts gets better and better. Read More
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