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Coast Guard Struggles To Contain Drug Smuggling After Budget Cuts

By McCarton Ackerman

Thanks to sequestration, the Coast Guard captures only a fraction of its proposed goal of drugs entering the United States. MORE  

Majority of Arizona’s Foster Children Come from Drug Abusing Parents

By Shawn Dwyer

The Copper State has seen a drastic spike in the number of kids being put into Child Protective Services, but the biggest concern has been the rise in drug-addicted babies. MORE  

Minnesota Struggles With Substance Abuse As Detox Centers Slip Away

By McCarton Ackerman

More than half of Minnesota's centers have been closed over the past two decades despite the state having one of the highest alcohol- and heroin-related death rates in the nation. MORE  

Olympia's Heroin Use On the Rise

By McCarton Ackerman

But funds to treat low-income users is on the way down. MORE  

Morning Roundup April 11, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Obama's budget cuts raise cost of smoking, Canada "at the center" of opioid epidemic, and ex-Chicago Bear Sam Hurd charged with selling pot and cocaine. MORE  

US Navy Withdraws From the Drug War

By McCarton Ackerman

Due to budget cuts, the Navy may stop "testing" new military technologies in the drug war. MORE  

Cash-Strapped California Keeps Monitoring Pills

By Carmela Kelly

Previous reports of the program's demise were exaggerated. But its future is unclear. MORE  

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