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Scientists Slam Rogue Online Pharmacies

By Jennifer Matesa

Leading experts call on doctors to warn patients about Internet drugstores. MORE  

Loud Music Sweetens Booze

By Jennifer Matesa

And this psychological effect encourages us to drink more, according to a new study. MORE  

Ecstasy Causes Long-Term Brain Damage

By Jennifer Matesa

The author of a new study tells The Fix why we shouldn't see the drug as safe. MORE  

Is Joan Didion in Denial About Her Daughter's Alcoholism?

By Jennifer Matesa

In her memoir, Blue Nights, the author writes movingly about her daughter's death. But did she overlook Quintana Roo's alcoholism? MORE  

Pennsylvania Poised to Step Up Rx Monitoring

By Jennifer Matesa

A bill to broaden digital tracking of prescribed drugs is on the agenda this week. MORE  

Energy Drink Overdoses on the Rise

By Jennifer Matesa

Sky-high caffeine levels are landing Red Bull and Full Throttle lovers in the ER. MORE  

Pill-Happy NY Doc Denies Selling Scrips

By Jennifer Matesa

Dr. Stan Li wrote over 17,000 prescriptions in two and a half years at his Queens clinic—most of them for opioid painkillers. MORE  

Suboxone Helps Oxy Addicts Kick the Habit

By Jennifer Matesa

New research suggests a treatment that can block the painkiller's effects. MORE  

Interventionist Runs 14th Ironman for Addicted Vets

By Jennifer Matesa

Veterans are widely afflicted by trauma and addiction—and one interventionist is putting his body on the line to help them in Florida this weekend. MORE  

National Takeback of Prescription Meds This Saturday

By Jennifer Matesa

A huge DEA effort to get people to ditch unused prescription meds takes place this weekend—but what happens to all the unwanted pills? MORE  

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The rapid spread of Colorado weed to other states has created a new black market that has caused headaches for law enforcement.

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Former Playboy Model Sentenced To Jail For Drug Smuggling

Brandi Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, was sentenced to prison for six years.

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The brainchild of four male undergrads, Undercover Colors aims to empower women to protect themselves from horrendous crimes.

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Soldier Who Blamed Chantix for Murder Gets New Trial

Defendant George MacDonald may have been suffering some side effects of Chantix, which include depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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