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Ending the War on Drugs: A Radical Take From Emerging Leader Dr. Carl Hart

By Hallie Hart Hodenfield

As a public figure neuroscientist Carl Hart is changing minds about drug use itself. This after fighting the drug wars and then fighting the racism and myths behind them. MORE  

Massachusetts Hospital To Begin Mandatory Drug Screening For Patients

By McCarton Ackerman

The drug epidemic in the Bay State has led to some drastic and controversial responses. MORE  

Cleveland High Schools Begin Mandatory Drug Testing Next Year

By McCarton Ackerman

Three Catholic high schools have declared their intention to drug test students despite the controversy surrounding the tactic and the failure of other such testing programs. MORE  

Controversial Research Links Casual Pot Use With Brain Abnormalities

By Paul Gaita

The study drew sharp criticism for its "dishonesty" and alleged influence of its funding agencies, which include the Office of National Drug Control Policy. MORE  

Michigan Debates Controversial Roadside Saliva Tests for Weed

By Paul Gaita

Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana opponents and even law enforcement officials have criticized the method being proposed for testing levels of THC. MORE  

Controversial Painkiller Zohydro Being Geared Up for Release

By McCarton Ackerman

The first pure hydrocodone painkiller approved by the FDA will hit the market this week barring a last-minute repeal. MORE  

Death Row Inmates File Suit For Details of Execution Drugs

By Paul Gaita

Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner, both awaiting capital punishment in Oklahoma, are challenging the state's use of a controversial combination of lethal drugs. MORE  

AA Cults I Have Known

By Benjamin Aldo

Alcoholics Anonymous has long been vulnerable to a creeping fundamentalism with cult-like tendencies. One longtime member recounts his brushes with some pernicious corruptions of the fellowship.  MORE  

UK Launches Controversial 24-Hour "Dial-a-Drink" Service

By McCarton Ackerman

A newly-approved alcoholic delivery service has health officials on edge. MORE  

Fake Drug Stings Put 1,000 Behind Bars

By Victoria Kim

The ATF's controversial tactic snags "criminals" before they commit a crime. Has the government gone too far? MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Morning Roundup: Aug. 28, 2014

Josh Gordon loses suspension appeal after failed drug test, B-Real does ice bucket challenge with weed, and bus driver caught smoking drugs before crash.

7:00am
Dangerous Eating Disorder Behaviors Are Not Exclusive to Rail-Thin Teens

The study showed that eating disorders are not diagnosed early enough when specialists focus exclusively on weight.

8/27/14 7:30pm
Boston Globe Editorial Calls for End of Heroin Prohibition

A former New Jersey police officer passionately denounced arresting and imprisoning opiate addicts.

8/27/14 5:30pm
Moderate Drinking Can Sharpen Sense Of Smell

Israeli researchers have found that a few drinks improved an individual's ability to smell, though too many had the adverse effect.

8/27/14 3:30pm
Study Links Medical Marijuana With Reduced Overdose Deaths

Anti-pot advocates are angry that medical marijuana is being presented as a healthier alternative to pills.

8/27/14 1:00pm

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Helping My Wife Survive Childhood Sexual Abuse

My wife revealed to me that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. The process of healing has been difficult, but together we are working towards her recovery.

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, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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