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Large numbers of Rx drug deaths are linked to just a few doctors, Washington DAs drop pot possession cases, and addicts' wedding lifts spirits at an opium rehab in Kabul. MORE
Mexico scrambles to change strategy after US pot legalization, energy-drinking soldiers snooze on the job, and Melbourne Cup drunks "heap shame" on Australia. MORE
Costa Mesa, Calif.
Offering relaxed recovery with a touch of Zen, this small, women-only rehab occupies a LEED-certified “urban lodge” just minutes from the beach in Orange County. MORE
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
If you don’t mind heavy lunches and a few light chores, this gender-segregated Southern California rehab could be the one for you. MORE
Palm Springs, Calif.
It’s not all spa visits, seaweed body wraps and hot-stone massages in Palm Springs, Calif.—though there is plenty of that. Real recovery also takes place at this “Integrated Treatment Model” rehab. MORE
Full days of AA stepwork combined with the “strangely spiritual” forested surroundings make this affordable, relatively strict Minnesota rehab a solid place to get sober. MORE
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Focusing on substance abuse and gambling, this guys-only Florida rehab offers regular gym trips, hearty meals and a horseshoe pit. Male bonding, anyone? MORE
Colorado, Oregon and Washington are voting today on initiatives to legalize and regulate pot. What are their decisions likely to be? MORE
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