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Study Shows Crystal Meth Abuse Can Accelerate HIV/AIDS Transmission

By John Lavitt

Researchers found that HIV-positive men who were also meth abusers had higher transmission rates and a worse progression of the disease than non-users. MORE  

Can Pot Stop the Spread of HIV?

By Bryan Le

Researchers found that a daily dose of THC to HIV-infected monkeys significantly slowed down immune tissue damage. MORE  

HIV Pill Cuts Infections Among IV Drug Users

By McCarton Ackerman

A new study finds that an antiretroviral pill can reduce HIV infections in drug users by 49%. MORE  

HIV/AIDS Drug Produces Effects Like LSD

By McCarton Ackerman

Popular antiretroviral drug Efavirenz is found to make users hallucinate. MORE  

The Loneliness of the Addict Activist

By Maia Szalavitz

Since AIDS, I've worked to try to help addicts unite as a political force. Go ahead and laugh. But we remain the only "disease community" that can't stand up for itself. MORE  

Voice Star Speaks Up About Meth and HIV

By McCarton Ackerman

Beloved ex-contestant Jamal Rogers talks about contracting HIV during his addiction to meth. MORE  

"Whoonga" Abuse Threatens HIV Patients

By May Wilkerson

Smoking antiretroviral meds mixed with street drugs ("Whoonga") fuels immunity to HIV treatment. MORE  

World AIDS Day: Solidarity, Struggle—Even Celebration

By May Wilkerson

While the global AIDS epidemic is leveling out, drug users and prisoners remain at high risk. MORE  

Many HIV Patients Skip Meds to Drink

By May Wilkerson

Researchers find that 51% of HIV patients chose alcohol over their meds—when in fact, it's much safer to take both. MORE  

Methadone Therapies Found to Reduce HIV Risk

By McCarton Ackerman

A new study links opiate substitution treatments to a 54% fall in HIV risk among intravenous drug users. MORE  

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Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

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Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

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Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

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Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

4/18/14 3:30pm
High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

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Sober Living
How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

The Rehab Review
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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.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

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."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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