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The 10 Craziest Athlete Excuses For Failed Drug Tests

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From conspiracy theories to all-night sex marathons, these star athletes were shameless in trying to escape their positive drug test results – and a few even managed to dodge the bullet. MORE  

Death Penalty Could Be Issued In Drug Conspiracy Case

By McCarton Ackerman

Three suspects, including the alleged head of an entrenched drug dealing operation, face numerous criminal charges, including homicide. MORE  

'X-Men' Director Accused Of Drugging, Raping Teenage Boy

By McCarton Ackerman

Bryan Singer has been accused of using drugs and alcohol to sexually assault a 17 year old in the late 1990s, charges the director has vehemently denied. MORE  

North Korean Drug Trafficking Causing Addiction Epidemic

By McCarton Ackerman

While North Korea's hand in drug smuggling is hardly news, a new report shows just how widespread addiction is in the isolated communist nation. MORE  

North Dakota Oil Boom Triggering Spike In Drug Trade

By McCarton Ackerman

The flow of oil has triggered a flood of meth and heroin, with the feds seeing triple the number of prosecutions for drugs in recent years. MORE  

Everyday Average Couple Accused Of Running Massive Drug Ring

By McCarton Ackerman

Part of a husband and wife team, Sarah Hannan controlled the finances of an extensive drug operation while on paid maternity leave. MORE  

Global Drug Survey Shows Alcohol Is Most Commonly Used Drug In The World

By McCarton Ackerman

Far outpacing tobacco and marijuana, alcohol remains humanity's drug of choice. MORE  

Former Addict Goes From Homelessness To Magna Cum Laude

By McCarton Ackerman

Daney Hill lived under a highway overpass struggling with substance abuse, but she picked up the pieces and earned high honors in college with a degree in business. MORE  

Shorter Prison Sentences For Must Drug Offenses Could Begin In November

By McCarton Ackerman

Come November 1, sentences won't be as long for low-level drug offenders, though traffickers and violent felons will continue to serve extensive time. MORE  

New Report Shows 250,000 Deported For Drugs Since 2008

By McCarton Ackerman

Eleven percent of all U.S. deportations are drug related, with many being for simple possession of drugs including marijuana. Only one percent were drug traffickers. MORE  

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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

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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
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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."

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

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