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The Daily Buzz: March 24, 2014


Psychiatrist says evidence shows that 12-step recovery rarely works; families with sick kids move to states where medical pot is legal; and condoms stuffed with cocaine are mailed to the Vatican.

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Psychiatrist Says Evidence Shows That 12-Step Recovery Rarely Works
In his new book, The Sober Truth, Dr. Lance Dodes uses scientific evidence—such as the recorded low success rates—to criticize America’s reliance on 12-step programs.

Families Move to States Where Medical Marijuana for Kids Is Legal
Would you uproot your life in hopes that medical pot could save your kids’ life? Growing numbers of families in this situation are doing just that.

Video: Why Heroin Is Spreading in America’s Suburbs
It’s an ongoing issue: prescription drug addicts turning to (cheaper, more accessible) heroin in rural areas across the US.

Does Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” Accurately Depict Sex Addiction?
Sex addiction expert Rob Weiss diagnoses the film’s closeness to reality. Warning: Spoilers abound.

Teenager’s Selfie Addiction Led to Suicide Attempt
A combination of technology addiction, OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder proved nearly lethal for a UK teen who photographed himself 200 times a day. He was trying to achieve the “perfect” selfie.

Cocaine-Filled Condoms Intercepted En Route to the Vatican
The new Pope may be liberal, but he’s not that liberal. So who had 12 oz of cocaine stuffed in condoms delivered to the Papal Palace?