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Bogotá's Mayor Wants Seized Drugs Given to Addicts

By McCarton Ackerman

Gustavo Petro hopes to reduce crime by allowing narcotics impounded by cops to be used by addicts in treatment centers. MORE  

Morning Roundup: September 17, 2012

By The Fix staff

Colorado voters lean towards legalizing marijuana in November, ban on Czech liquor spreads after deaths, and Cali waitress caught serving sides of coke and meth. MORE  

Korea Treats Addiction With Cats, Hedgehogs

By May Wilkerson

The government hands out pets to Internet addicts, to help them form bonds with "other living beings." MORE  

The Case to Fund Addiction Treatment Right Now

By Dr. Richard Juman

In this economy, short-term pressures tempt cash-strapped policy makers to cut addiction treatment spending. This makes us liable for far higher financial and human costs down the line. MORE  

Austerity Could Crush Portugal's Drug Program

By Tony O'Neill

Portugal's successful example of treating drug addiction as a health problem, instead of a matter for the police, is threatened by cuts. MORE  

SAMHSA Confirms "Garbagehead" Trend

By Hunter R. Slaton

Over a third of people who seek addiction treatment do so for poly-substance-abuse, new data shows. MORE  

Why Can't Most Meth Addicts Stay Clean?

By May Wilkerson

Even those meth users who go to rehab have a long-term success rate of just 12%, says a new study. MORE  

Celebrity Roundup: July 27, 2012

By Sam Lansky

Tom Cruise recommends Scientology to heal Russell Brand, Frances Bean Cobain advises Demi Moore's daughters, and "The Situation" is sued over his addiction. MORE  

Global Cost of Drug Treatment Could Top $250 Billion

By McCarton Ackerman

The UN treatment estimate is huge—but the cost of lost productivity due to drug abuse could be even higher. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 27, 2012

By Bryan Le

Why US addiction treatment isn't truly "medical," American Legion challenges Indiana smoking ban, and heroin burrito-smuggling deputy jailed. MORE  

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Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Talks About Jerry Garcia’s Addiction

The singer-guitarist spoke with HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri about the music icon’s struggle with his addiction and his health.

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Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose.

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Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

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DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

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LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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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.

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

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