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Dirk Hanson

The Year in Synthetic Drugs

By Dirk Hanson

From the "Bath Salts" Cannibal to a dramatic spike in Spice-related ER visits, 2012 was the year synthetics earned a place in the drug pantheon. MORE  

One Cannabis Collection, Seeks Loving Home

By Dirk Hanson

Oaksterdam University, the school for budding cannabis workers, needs a new home for its marijuana museum. MORE  

Tracking the "Cocaine Vaccine" in the Brain

By Dirk Hanson

Some unfortunate monkeys pioneer a high-tech way to fine-tune the dosage. MORE  

The "Eight-Week Herbal Cure" for Alcoholism

By Dirk Hanson

A company marketing "Sobrexa" makes ridiculous-sounding claims. But scientists say the active ingredient, a derivative of the kudzu vine, has real potential. MORE  

Major Oxy Distributor Forced to Shutter Florida Pill Mill

By Dirk Hanson

Today the DEA imposed a two-year suspension on Cardinal Health, the second largest distributor of the powerful painkillers. MORE  

Australia Day Heralds Alcohol Mayhem

By Dirk Hanson

Today is Australia's national holiday, but celebrations routinely get out of hand. MORE  

New Year's Booze Bans Succeed in Sydney

By Dirk Hanson

Cops and doctors report fewer ambulance runs, fights and "boof-heads," thanks to numerous alcohol-free zones. MORE  

Deep Brain Stimulation: Really?

By Dirk Hanson

Arguments rage on the validity of a drastic potential treatment for addiction. MORE  

How Coffee Messes With Meds

By Dirk Hanson

All manner of prescribed drugs are apparently incompatible with a cup of Joe. MORE  

Can Ecstasy Combat Autism?

By Dirk Hanson

A group of scientists believes that autism can be treated with the ultimate club drug. But not everyone is convinced. MORE  

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Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

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Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

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Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

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Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

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High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

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How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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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