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Brain Activity in Rats on PCP Offers Clues to Schizophrenia

By Paul Gaita

When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain. MORE  

Twelve Pot Plants Earn Missouri Siblings 15-Year Sentences

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Though they claimed it was for personal use, Natalie and David DePriest were handed harsh sentences for cultivating marijuana and intent to distribute. MORE  

Dave Navarro Speaks Out on “Compassion” and Addiction

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The Jane's Addiction guitarist talked about his struggle with heroin addiction as part of a HuffPost Live segment hosted by Ricky Camilleri. MORE  

Attorney General “Willing” to Discuss Rescheduling Weed

By Paul Gaita

On the heels of congressional pressure, the nation's top law enforcement officer opened the door to reclassifying marijuana in the federal Controlled Substances Act. MORE  

Booming Black Market for Cigarettes On the Rise

By Paul Gaita

Thanks to a wave of taxation designed to discourage smoking, millions of dollars are being made by sellers of illegal cigarettes. MORE  

Outdated Federal Policy Restricts In-Patient Treatment at Rehabs

By Paul Gaita

Because of a decades-old policy that limits the number of beds per facility, patients are being turned away from rehab centers despite qualifying for treatment under the ACA. MORE  

Law Enforcement Groups Seek to Stop Sentencing Reform

By Paul Gaita

Despite rare bipartisan support for reducing sentences for drug offenders, a cabal of law enforcement officials are trying to stop Congress from passing common sense laws. MORE  

Pot Smuggling in Rio Grande Valley Thwarts Feds

By Paul Gaita

Despite a noticeable drop in seizures, the picturesque valley remains a hotbed for drug smuggling activity. MORE  

Texas Judge Halts Executions Over Drug Supply Source

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The controversy over the use of less effective execution drugs heated up in the Lone Star state over revealing the source of the supplier. MORE  

Liam Gallagher Booted from Pub For Alleged Cocaine Use

By Paul Gaita

The troubled singer from the '90s Britpop band Oasis added to his infamy after getting barred from a London hotspot for allegedly snorting coke off a toilet seat. 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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

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