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Scientists Reveal How The Drug Trade Is Destroying The Rainforest

By John Lavitt

Narco-traffickers are rolling back decades of conservation work by cutting down rainforests and leaving ecological destruction in its wake. MORE  

Honduras Takes Down Cocaine-Carrying Planes

By Allison McCabe

A new law authorizes the Honduran Air Force to shoot down planes suspected of bringing cocaine to the U.S. MORE  

Canada Steps Up Drug War Efforts

By Liam Delaney

The Canadian military is "shifting its focus" to fighting drug trafficking in Latin America. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 24, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Plans to legalize marijuana in Uruguay spark controversy, diabetes drug may carry addiction cure, and LeAnn Rimes is "starting over" after rehab. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 19, 2012

By The Fix staff

Painkiller crackdown targets pharmacies, dieting may trigger food addiction, and talk show host Montel Williams calls out anti-marijuana campaign for racism. MORE  

Guatemala's President Campaigns to Legalize Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

Desperate to alleviate violence in the region, Perez Molina proposes legalizing drugs at a conference of Central American leaders. MORE  

Biden Tells Mexico That Obama Won't Legalize Drugs

By Valerie Tejeda

On a visit to cartel-ravaged Central America, the Vice President says there's "no possibility" of US policy change. MORE  

Cocaine Seizures in Mexico Plunge

By Will Godfrey

But the drop in captured coke suggests a change of location, rather than an overall reduction in the trade. MORE  

Guatemalan President Wants to Legalize Drugs

By Valerie Tejeda

Otto Perez Molina is desperate to take the trade away from the cartels across Central America. MORE  

Pentagon Outsources Latin American Drug War

By McCarton Ackerman

The US will employ a controversial private military contractor in South and Central America. 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

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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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