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The 10 Greatest Songs About Recovery

Sponsored adThis sponsor paid to have this advertisement placed in this section.<p>What lead singer Anthony Kiedis originally perceived to be an overly …

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How Science Has Revolutionized the Understanding of Drug Addiction<p>For much of the past century, scientists studying drug abuse labored in the shadows …

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Addiction vs. Recovery. SoCal Addiction Treatment specializes in the critical first step of addiction treatment. Visit for help:<p>See more<p>15 Unhealthy …

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~ My demons, though quite, are never quite silenced. Calm as they may be, they wait patiently for a reason to wake, take an overdue breath, and crawl …

Why Drug Addicts Will Always Choose Drugs Over Love

A relationship with an active drug addict is inherently dysfunctional. They love you but then steal from you, lie at every turn and trick you into …

The Lessons I Have Learned in Recovery

If I only knew then what I know now. Oh how much easier it would have been…<p>If I could go back and change how this all played out I wouldn’t. I am …

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How Three Heroin-Addicted Sisters Are Getting Sober (VIDEO)

When Dr. Phil's cameras captured a day in the life of three heroin-addicted sisters, viewers were outraged and shocked by the three women in their 20s who traded sex for drug money, resorted to lying and stealing to get high, and shot up in their parents' home. With help from Dr. Phil, the entire …

Bradley Cooper Opens Up About Addiction & Being Sober in 'Vanity Fair'

<b>Bradley Cooper</b> shoots into the corner pocket on the cover of <i>Vanity Fair</i>‘s January 2015 issue.<p>Here’s what the 39-year-old <i>American Sniper</i> star had to …

U.N. report: Opium cultivation thrives in Asia's 'Golden Triangle'

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Opium production in southeast Asia's "Golden Triangle" has tripled since 2006, fueling an illicit drugs trade worth $16.3 billion, a new United Nations report says.<p>Poppy cultivation in Myanmar and Laos stood at 63,800 hectares in 2014, compared with 61,200 hectares in 2013 -- …

Heroin: A Century of Seduction (CNN)

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Heroin-Addicted Prostitutes Share Their Tragic Stories In Their Own Words

Make no mistake, at first glance this short film initially makes for uncomfortable and confronting viewing.<p>Titled 'Downtown Divas' it sees Eastern …

Why You Should Lay Off the Pain Meds

While most women turn to OTC pain meds over prescription ones, these findings suggest that if women take more than they should—which is incredibly common—they could affect the body’s cell membranes, jumpstarting a whole host of side effects, says study author Sinisa Urban, Ph.D., an associate …

Party drugs are becoming more dangerous, health officials say

Party drugs appear to be getting more deadly and readily available, experts are warning after a rash of overdoses and deaths at music festivals this summer.<p>These drugs – which often mix ecstasy with substances as hazardous as arsenic and bath salts – are sometimes ingested by partygoers who have no …

The Last Six Months of Dying

It wasn't the cold, sticky vomit beneath my cheek that woke me up. It was feeling my bladder let go and watching the yellow of my urine slowly spread across the white tiles that got my full attention. I was lying on the floor in the bathroom hallway of my home. It was the summer of 2006 and I was …

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Unintended consequences: Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

Watch Sanjay Gupta, MD on CNN at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturdays and 7:30 a.m. ET on Sundays.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The face of heroin abuse in America is changing.<p>Back in the 1960s, heroin users were usually young men, who started using around an average age of 16. They were most likely from low-income neighborhoods, …

Denver Rehab Businessman Fears Kids Will Inject Marijuana

When you battle drug prohibitionists long enough you're bound to read some crazy things. The latest comes from a boardmember of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana -- Kevin Sabet's anti-pot propaganda organ) named Dr. Christian Thurstone. In his latest blog screed entitled "Higher and …

I Got Sober When the Pain of Staying the Same Was Greater Than the Fear of Changing

I've often referred to my relationship with alcohol like a boyfriend. It was the makings of a real Lifetime movie. And, I don't know if you watch much Lifetime, but you never want your life to start looking like one of their movies.<p>A couple years ago, I left my partner-in-crime... my confidant... …