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Mackenzie Phillips Training To Become Drug And Alcohol Counselor

By McCarton Ackerman

Phillips is starting at the bottom doing intern work like filing and making copies. MORE  

Drug Addiction Viewed Far More Negatively Than Mental Illness

By McCarton Ackerman

A recent survey showing negative attitudes toward addicts raises questions over whether it's viewed as a disease or personal flaw. MORE  

Cleveland Browns' Josh Gordon Denies Addiction In Interview

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Despite several failed drug tests and a year-long suspension, the Pro Bowl wide receiver continues to deny that he has a problem. MORE  

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson No-Shows for Hearing In Award-Winning Drug Case

By McCarton Ackerman

Michael Brown's killer has been on administrative leave and has no intentions of showing up for any cases this year. MORE  

California's Fair Sentencing Act Makes All Crack Crimes Equal

By McCarton Ackerman

California has put into law a bill that will equalize sentences for crack and powder cocaine offenders. MORE  

Student Athletes In Oregon Demand School Drug Testing

By McCarton Ackerman

In a surprising turn, students in one Oregon school district actually want to get tested for drugs. MORE  

Son Of Cartel Leader Faces Life In Prison On Drug Charges

By McCarton Ackerman

Serafin Zambada, son of Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada, could face life in prison. MORE  

Mother Posts Photos of Daughter In Hospital After Near-Fatal Drinking Binge

By McCarton Ackerman

Taylor Nelson was found unconscious after raiding her father's liquor cabinet. MORE  

Federal Government Accepting Applications For Pot Farmers

By McCarton Ackerman

The feds raised a few eyebrows when the NIDA posted an ad looking for people to analyze the drug. MORE  

Teen Mom's Amber Portwood on Sobriety and Growing Up

By McCarton Ackerman

Amber Portwood is returning to Teen Mom at two years sober and after prison — and looking to open her own rehab. She's a lesson in growing up and moving forward. MORE  

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