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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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California Moves To Clean Up Medical Pot Business

Fifteen years after its initial passage, California's medical marijuana law remains a headache for state politicians.

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Michigan Debates Controversial Roadside Saliva Tests for Weed

Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana opponents and even law enforcement officials have criticized the method being proposed for testing levels of THC.

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Methadone Clinics Shuttered In Crimea After Russian Takeover

Following the annexation of the region, Russia dealt a devastating blow to addicts by banning methadone treatment.

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Cattle-Worming Drug Found In British Cocaine

Authorities issued an alert saying 80 percent of cocaine seized in the UK has been cut with Levamisole, a cattle deworming drug that allegedly rots human skin.

4/23/14 1:00pm
Former NBA Star Chris Herren Raises Money For Recovery

By finishing the Boston Marathon, Harren took another big step in his own recovery from opiate addiction while also raising funds to help others like him.

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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.

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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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