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Morning Roundup: February 18, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Russell Brand talks Philip Seymour Hoffman, Silk Road 2.0 hacked for millions, drunk driver plows through two houses, and man punches friend to stop him from driving drunk. MORE  

How Addiction Treatment Killed Cory Monteith

By Maia Szalavitz

From his first rehab in his early teens to the intervention staged by Glee co-creater Ryan Murphy in March, the star was failed in every possible way by an abstinence-only recovery culture. MORE  

Steps Not Hugs!

By Maddy Demberg

Working the actual program of AA is far more effective than the touchy-feely hugging-it-out program I worked for years. MORE  

Teens and Drugs: Helping Parents Chill Out

By Barry Lessin

A teen's drug use can cause parents to make bad decisions that damage their child. By tapping into what harm reduction and skilled parenting share, therapists can help parents to truly help. MORE  

Sobering Up and Firming Up

By James Graham

Murdering Mr. Softee: One man's trip from beating up gym equipment to Capoeira to surfing. MORE  

Amy Winehouse's Legacy

By McCarton Ackerman

Mitch Winehouse may have lost his daughter Amy to addiction, but as he tells The Fix, he's doing his best to prevent similar tragedies in other families. MORE  

Mitt Romney's Big Drug Problem

By Jed Bickman and Maia Szalavitz

What drug policy would Romney issue from the Oval Office? He's not saying. But his financial ties to the owners of teen rehabs infamous for abuse speak volumes of trouble. MORE  

What You Really Don't Know About Recovery

By Maia Szalavitz

Once an addict, always an addict. Hitting bottom. Tough love. These are only myths about beating addiction. Why can't we handle the truth? MORE  

Deadly Rehabs That Target Kids

By Maia Szalavitz

How "tough love" rehabs prey on desperate parents seeking help for addicted children. Plus: Four things every parent should do before sending a teen to treatment.  MORE  

The Quick Fix
Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Talks About Jerry Garcia’s Addiction

The singer-guitarist spoke with HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri about the music icon’s struggle with his addiction and his health.

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Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose.

5:30pm
Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

3:30pm
DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

1:00pm
LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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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