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Sober Living Homes Are Too "Clean"

By Anne M. Fletcher

I was heartened by Matthew Perry's openness about addiction—but then dismayed by his sober living home's backward thinking on maintenance drugs. Such policies are illegal, as well as unethical. MORE  

NyQuil Was My Gateway Drug

By Randi Newton

There's a reason they call it robo-tripping. I'm now eight years clean of the syrup. MORE  

Two Nurses Who Volunteered for PHP Programs

By Anne M. Fletcher

Hope M. is a nurse whose job required her to be on the road much of the time. When she realized that her drinking had gotten the best of her, she voluntarily went to a prominent residential rehab and informed her employer (who had never expressed concerns about her drinking). She subsequently went to an outpatient program and faithfully attended two AA meetings a week. MORE  

The Wrong Rx for Addicted Doctors

By Anne M. Fletcher

When health-care professionals with drug or alcohol problems get caught—or admit they have a problem—they often are mandated to monitoring programs. But these "PHPs" aren't all they're cracked up to be. MORE  

Drinking More Than You’d Like? Try the Cage Test

By Dirk Hanson

Four simple questions, devised in 1970, still serve as useful predictive tools for alcoholism. MORE  

Why Doctors Don’t Treat Addiction

By Dirk Hanson

Physician training in drug and alcohol abuse is almost nonexistent. New hospital addiction residencies will help. MORE  

Phoenix House Partners with U. of Pennsylvania

By Dirk Hanson

Phoenix House teams up with academia in search of scientific solutions to drug problems. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

Matthew Perry Heads Back to Rehab, Ron Paul's Alleged Scheme to Legalize Heroin, Lindsay Lohan's Alcohol Slip, and a Plan to Drug-Test the Entire Nation of Russia. MORE  

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Kentucky Files $1 Billion Lawsuit Against OxyContin Maker

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has joined two California counties and the city of Chicago in suing the makers of the highly addictive painkiller.

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Yonkers Police Officers Charged With Lying About Drugs to Obtain Search Warrant

Dario Tena fell 30 feet to his death after Christian Koch and Neil Vera lied to a judge in order to obtain a warrant.

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Toys "R" Us Sells ‘Breaking Bad’ Figurines That Come With Bags of Meth, Cash

A Florida mother and fan of the show has started a campaign to have the toy store chain remove the figures from their shelves.

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California Docs Face Mandatory Drug Testing If Prop 46 Passes

Opponents claim that the drug testing provision is to disguise the true nature of the proposition—raising the cap on non-economic damages for lawsuits.

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Facebook Slams DEA Over Creating Fake Profiles

The social media giant ordered the DEA to comply with their Terms of Use policy and stop creating fake accounts to catch drug dealers.

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