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Police in Baltimore Suburb Will Carry Heroin Overdose Spray

By McCarton Ackerman

Anne Arundel County is believed to be the first Maryland county to allow its police to use Narcan kits, which its chief hopes will both save lives and prevent crime. MORE  

An Epidemic of Heroin Overdoses

By Shawn Dwyer

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death has shined a public light on an epidemic of heroin-related deaths that has until now been largely ignored. MORE  

Baltimore Prison Guards in Mass Drug Indictment

By McCarton Ackerman

Thirteen female guards are accused of helping gang members run a national drug ring from behind bars. MORE  

Superbowl Star Ray Lewis Denies IGF Allegations

By Ben Feuerherd

The Ravens linebacker denies claims he took banned IGF hormones to recover from an injury. MORE  

A Fatal Attempt to Outsmart Addiction

By Jennifer Matesa

The mother of Carrie John—a post-doctorate substance-abuse researcher, whose IV drug-related death made headlines—is still trying to untangle her tragedy. How could somebody so well-informed succumb? MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Low Drinking Age Laws Raise Adult Women's Suicide Risk, Teen "Watched Pal OD on Heroin" and Called 911 Next Morning, and Reporter Hallucinates After Eating "World's Hottest" Chilli. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Mexican Drug War Spreads to the Web, Young Irish Alcoholics Rally in Dublin, and Simon Cowell Plots to Spice Up X Factor with Free Booze for Contestants. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Morning Smoke Brings Extra Cancer Risk, The Wire's "Snoop" Actress in Real Heroin Conviction, and Traffickers Letting the Postman Do the Work. MORE  

The Quick Fix
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.

4/18/14 7:30pm
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.

4/18/14 5:30pm
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.

4/18/14 3:31pm
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.

4/18/14 1:00pm

Rehabilitation Directories

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
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 
 

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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