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Pennsylvania Parents Outraged Over School Drug Testing

By McCarton Ackerman

Students as young as 10 years old are being tested for drugs and that has has parents mad as hell. MORE  

Fewer Colorado Teens View Pot As Dangerous, Survey Says

By McCarton Ackerman

While fewer teens view pot as harmful, fewer teens are also smoking it. MORE  

Dallas Cowboys Star Suspended For MDMA Use

By McCarton Ackerman

Orlando Scandrick was given a four-game suspension for doing drugs. Ray Rice was given two games for beating his wife. MORE  

MMJ User Sues Company for Being Fired Over Failed Drug Test

By McCarton Ackerman

The case of a New Mexico employee is but one of many instances where state law conflicts with employer policy. MORE  

Former Physician Posed As Dead Patient To Score Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

Dr. Kent Swaine previously had his license revoked because of his drug use. MORE  

Addicts Benefit From British Columbia's Methadone Program

By McCarton Ackerman

A new report shows that the program is saving both lives and money. MORE  

Tennessee's Welfare Drug Testing Program Fails Miserably

By McCarton Ackerman

Yet another conservative state is wasting taxpayer dollars on ineffective policy. MORE  

Minnesota Launches Synthetic Drug Awareness Website

By McCarton Ackerman

KnowTheDangers.com is designed to educate the public about the harms synthetic drugs can cause. MORE  

Crimean Heroin Addicts Dying Under Russian Drug Laws

By McCarton Ackerman

The Russian takeover of Crimea has left heroin addicts without the quality treatment options they once had as part of the Ukraine. MORE  

Maine To Begin Testing Convicted Drug Felons Applying For Welfare

By McCarton Ackerman

Unlike other states testing all welfare recipients, Maine will focus only on felons. MORE  

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Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Use Among Teens In Decline

The annual SAMHSA survey found that rates of use for most substances have dropped significantly, though most Americans are still not getting treatment.

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The Centre for Social Justice has proposed a two-pence tax on alcohol in order to pay for addiction treatment.

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Even if passed, the $80 million legislation is almost assured to be doomed by the Republican-led House.

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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, 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?

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

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