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Olympic Officials Begin Drug Testing, Vow To Catch Cheats

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite a stringent testing policy, many athletes feel that drug use will happen anyway. MORE  

Michael Johnson Says Drug-Free Sports World Is Impossible

By McCarton Ackerman

Even though he was "let down" by 2000 Olympic relay teammate, Antonio Pettigrew, in the past, Johnson has admitted that there's not much anyone can do. MORE  

Kenya Building First Athlete Drug Testing Center

By McCarton Ackerman

With a growing number of positive tests for performance-enhancing drugs, Kenya looks to curb accusations of pervasive doping among its athletes. MORE  

Adderall Use On The Rise In Major League Baseball

By McCarton Ackerman

Buried under the high-profile steroid cases involving Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun is the growing use of stimulants by pro baseball players. MORE  

Battling Benzos and "Climborexia"

By Jacob Slaton

Renowned rock climber Matt Samet first got hooked on starving himself to stay lean for his sport—and then to anti-anxiety meds. Now clean and sober, he tells The Fix how he lived to climb again. MORE  

Tennis Toughens Up Anti-Doping Measures

By McCarton Ackerman

The International Tennis Federation will soon require biological passports for all players. MORE  

Aussie Olympic Swim Team Accused of "Toxic" Behavior

By Ben Feuerherd

A report blames a sub-par performance on drug use, drunkenness, and social media hijinx. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 9, 2012

By The Fix staff

Mexico scrambles to change strategy after US pot legalization, energy-drinking soldiers snooze on the job, and Melbourne Cup drunks "heap shame" on Australia. MORE  

NFL and MLB Uphold Pot Bans

By McCarton Ackerman

Marijuana will remain off limits for pro athletes, even in states where it's been legalized. MORE  

Judo Star Blames Pot Brownies for Failed Drug Test

By Tony O'Neill

A US Olympic martial artist faces severe consequences after traces of marijuana are found in his system. MORE  

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Treatment Center in India Exposed As Drug Den

A group of local activists organized a raid on the government-run agency after hearing multiple reports that officials were dealing drugs to patients.

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Christian Leaders Criticize War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration

Reflecting on the symbolic rebirth of Easter, a group of Christian leaders denounced the costly and ineffective war on drugs while urging policymakers to consider treatment.

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Brain Activity in Rats on PCP Offers Clues to Schizophrenia

When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain.

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Everyday Average Couple Accused Of Running Massive Drug Ring

Part of a husband and wife team, Sarah Hannan controlled the finances of an extensive drug operation while on paid maternity leave.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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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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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