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Another Day, Another Florida Politician Busted for Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

While not quite on the level of Toronto's Rob Ford, two Florida politicians have made their share of drug news in recent days. MORE  

Teenage Mexican Cartel Murderer Could Be Deported To U.S.

By McCarton Ackerman

Lugo claimed he was forced to work for the cartel at 11 years old, and that his gruesome crime was committed under influence of drugs and threat of violence. MORE  

Southeast Asia's Biggest Little Drug Problem

By McCarton Ackerman

Having long been ingrained in Asian culture, some countries are now starting to convince addicts of the dangers of betel nuts. MORE  

Greece Opens First Drug Consumption Center

By McCarton Ackerman

The country tries to combat a rising demand for drugs amidst ongoing recession, high unemployment, and lack of access to healthcare. MORE  

Artie Lange Shows How To Recover After ‘Crash And Burn’

By McCarton Ackerman

Artie Lange talks to The Fix about surviving heroin addiction, a suicide attempt and Howard Stern MORE  

Olympia's Heroin Use On the Rise

By McCarton Ackerman

But funds to treat low-income users is on the way down. MORE  

Ace Hotel Founder Alex Calderwood Dead At Age 47

By McCarton Ackerman

Founder of the hipster hotel chain had a history substance abuse MORE  

Relapsing Comes With a Price For Actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers

By McCarton Ackerman

The long-troubled star finds incentive to stay sober MORE  

How Modeling Keeps Alex Minsky Sober

By McCarton Ackerman

The underwear model and Afghanistan war vet tells The Fix how he turned his misfortunes into gains. MORE  

Majorca to Rehab Its Boozy Reputation

By McCarton Ackerman

The Spanish island plans to ban beach drinking in an attempt to clean up its image. MORE  

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