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Former Drug Smuggling Elephants Kick Opium Habit

By Bryan Le

Chinese Triads had kept the elephants loyal by hooking them on opium-laced bananas, but sanctuary workers cured them with methadone. MORE  

Bear Breaks Into Florida Home to Steal Beer

By Bryan Le

Instead of picnic baskets and honey, this bear was in search of brew and piña coladas. MORE  

Researchers Investigate Positive and Negative Effects of Cocaine

By John Lavitt

Scientists examined an animal’s desire to seek pleasure, rather than the pleasure itself, which they believe is the key to understanding drug abuse. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 29, 2013

By Bryan Le

One in six unemployed are substance abusers, student ODs celebrating getting job helping drug abusers, giant tropical fish survive being used in cocaine smuggling operation. MORE  

"Drunk" Seagulls Meet Tragic Fate

By Bryan Le

Gulls get so intoxicated gorging on flying ants that they don't notice cars coming.  MORE  

Snapping Turtle Smokes 10 Cigarettes a Day

By Bryan Le

A Chinese chef says he regrets getting his pet hooked on such an expensive habit. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 2, 2013

By Bryan Le

Colorado issues guidelines for legal marijuana sales, talking cigarette packs help smokers quit, and Demi Lovato says rappers who glorify drug use are "giant p*ssies." MORE  

New Robot Fish Help Scientists Study Alcohol's Effects

By Bryan Le

Could robo-fish be the new lab rats when it comes to substance and addiction research? MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 29, 2013

By Victoria Kim

There are now over 280 "legal highs" in Europe, "innocent" Arizona woman held in Mexico on drug smuggling charges, and marijuana gardens linked to owl deaths. MORE  

Seattle Ranch Puts Weed in the Pigs' Feed

By Bryan Le

The ranch bulks up its porkers by giving them leftover pot from a local dispensary. MORE  

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