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Morning Roundup: Aug. 14, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Justin Bieber cops plea in DUI case, drunk dad locks children out of house, and NHL player Ryan Malone 'baffled' over cocaine possession. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 1, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Jennifer Lawrence puked after Oscars, DEA busts CO pot business, attorney laundered money for drug client, and drunk man tasered for throwing underwear at cops. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 30, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Dean McDermott talks about alcoholism, Colorado to revisit edible pot, heroin linked to Navy SEALs deaths, and Minnesota panel approves medical weed bill. MORE  

Methadone Dose Confirmed as Cause of Death of Young Ohio Girl

By Victoria Kim

For three years, Amya Hawthorne's health deteriorated following a devastating dose of methadone given to her by a family friend. MORE  

Anti-Anxiety Drugs and Sleeping Pills Linked to Increased Risk of Death

By Victoria Kim

Researchers warned doctors to exercise more caution in prescribing drugs like Xanax and Ambien, the side effects of which they said are "significant and dangerous." MORE  

Man Died of Meth Overdose While In Border Patrol Custody

By Victoria Kim

After being arrested at a checkpoint, a U.S. citizen was found unresponsive in his cell because border patrol agents suspected he was faking a head injury and seizure-like activities. MORE  

Suspected Drunk Driver Kills Two, Injures 23 at SXSW Festival

By McCarton Ackerman

Rashad Charjuan Owens evaded a police checkpoint and sped down a street crowded with festival revelers. MORE  

Teenagers Injected Friend With Heroin and Posted Photos of Dead Body on Facebook

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite three people being present when Dylan Owens died after being injected with a fatal dose of heroin, only one has been charged with any crime. MORE  

German Scientists Claim Cannabis Caused Two Deaths

By Shawn Dwyer

The deaths included one man who had a serious heart condition, and another who had a history with cocaine and amphetamines. MORE  

College Rapper Tweeted About Drugs Hours Before Death

By McCarton Ackerman

Dustyn Frolka, or D-Fro, was found on the side of a highway in respiratory distress before dying at the hospital. Police are investigating possible homicide, though the rapper tweeted about using DMT. MORE  

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The rapid spread of Colorado weed to other states has created a new black market that has caused headaches for law enforcement.

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Defendant George MacDonald may have been suffering some side effects of Chantix, which include depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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