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United Nations Says Synthetic Drugs Reaching 'Unprecedented Expansion'

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A huge wave of synthetic drugs has washed over some 90 countries world wide, as synthetics have supplanted cocaine and heroin as drugs of choice. MORE  

Former IMF Chief Sues Over Sex Addict Insinuations In New Film

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn has filed suit against the makers of Gerard Depardieu's new film for defamation because of its similarities to sexual assault charges in 2011. MORE  

Louisiana Approves Legal Immunity For Overdose Witnesses

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Despite passing bills that impose draconian prison sentences on drug offenders, Louisiana has become the 20th state to put a Good Samaritan law on the books. MORE  

Synthetic Marijuana Resurfacing In Liquid Form

By McCarton Ackerman

Liquid synthetic weed has surfaced in Hawaii and on the mainland, and has been marketed to use in conjunction with electronic cigarettes. MORE  

Texas Man Faces Life Sentence Over Pot Brownies

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Jacob Lavoro could face life in prison for possessing hash oil, which can be treated as a narcotic under Texas law. MORE  

'Weed Firm' Game Hits Top Of iTunes Charts

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A new Farmville-like game allows players to become a drug dealer trying to expand their weed growing business. MORE  

Peyton Manning (Not That One) Arrested On Felony Drug Charges

By McCarton Ackerman

An 18-year-old woman with the same name as the five-time league MVP caused a stir with her arrest for possession of marijuana and cocaine. MORE  

Marijuana-Based Drug Could Help Kids Suffering From Epilepsy

By McCarton Ackerman

Epidiolex has shown great promise in early testing, though both the stigma and the high cost might mean a commercial drug is still years away. MORE  

Synthetic Drug NBOMe Responsible For Three Deaths In Central Indiana

By McCarton Ackerman

The LSD-like synthetic that can be vaporized, swallowed, or inhaled has put the U.S. and some European countries on high alert. MORE  

Bon Jovi Guitarist Debuting New Song At Drug Forum

By McCarton Ackerman

Rocker Richie Sambora has credited his daughter, Ava, as being the source of inspiration for his sobriety. MORE  

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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.

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For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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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. 

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