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Jeff Deeney

Sippin' Syrup is Over-the-Counter Sizzurp

By Jeff Deeney

A legal "herbal mood enhancing" purple drank is showing up at drug treatment sites. MORE  

What Drives Some Addicts to Violence?

By Jeff Deeney

The "junkie Bonnie and Clyde" who caused carnage in New Jersey recently aimed to "go out with a bang." But stories like theirs are atypical; can we ever anticipate them? MORE  

The Dangerous New Disease in Needle Park

By Jeff Deeney

With risks like addiction, HIV and hepatitis C, the last thing street junkies need is another disease to ward off. But that's just what they have—and almost no one is paying attention. MORE  

The Junkie Legend of Philly's Pill Hill

By Jeff Deeney

Philly's open-air market for Oxy was about as safe as street dealing gets. Then the cops shut Pill Hill down. Now opiate addicts are in a lot more danger. MORE  

Hustlers Anonymous

By Jeff Deeney

Money, women, guns—these are what make a street drug dealer's life so addictive. But a ghetto version of a 12-step group is offering these young men a future other than death or prison. MORE  

Jail-Bound Beanie Siegel Arrested on Drug, Gun Rap

By Jeff Deeney

The ex-Roc-A-Fella Records rapper is busted with pills and codeine cough syrup, weeks before he's set to go to prison for tax evasion. MORE  

Philly Feels Pain of Recovery House Cuts

By Jeff Deeney

The loss of welfare payments that helped people into sober housing forces poor addicts back onto the streets. MORE  

A New Way to End Gun Violence

By Jeff Deeney

Shooting deaths this summer are epidemic. The drug war and gun control have failed. A radical new program called CeaseFire might stop the killing. MORE  

Video: New Jersey Man's Fifth DUI in Five Weeks

By Jeff Deeney

A serial drunk driver arrested again today has menaced the cops and schoolkids of South Jersey. MORE  

Peace, Love and Trafficking

By Jeff Deeney

The incredibly true tale of two 20-year-old hippies in the early '70s who became major players in the marijuana trade. Welcome to the Golden Age of getting high in America. MORE  

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California Moves To Clean Up Medical Pot Business

Fifteen years after its initial passage, California's medical marijuana law remains a headache for state politicians.

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Michigan Debates Controversial Roadside Saliva Tests for Weed

Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana opponents and even law enforcement officials have criticized the method being proposed for testing levels of THC.

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Methadone Clinics Shuttered In Crimea After Russian Takeover

Following the annexation of the region, Russia dealt a devastating blow to addicts by banning methadone treatment.

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Cattle-Worming Drug Found In British Cocaine

Authorities issued an alert saying 80 percent of cocaine seized in the UK has been cut with Levamisole, a cattle deworming drug that allegedly rots human skin.

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Former NBA Star Chris Herren Raises Money For Recovery

By finishing the Boston Marathon, Harren took another big step in his own recovery from opiate addiction while also raising funds to help others like him.

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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?

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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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