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Minnesota Bill Would Ban All Unapproved Synthetic Drugs

By Bryan Le

A proposed law would ban all ingested or inhaled substances that provide illicit drug-like effects unless they are FDA approved. MORE  

NBOMe Leads to Teen Overdose Deaths

By Bryan Le

The drug, meant to be a knockoff of LSD, has proven fatal for U.S. teens. MORE  

Do Drug Tests Drive People to Legal Highs?

By Victoria Kim

A study finds that many pot users turn to the synthetic variety so they can pass drug tests. MORE  

Feds Launch Biggest Ever Crackdown on Synthetic Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

The DEA seizes 770 lbs. of synthetic drugs in a sweep of 35 US states and five countries. MORE  

Synthetic Drugs' March to World Domination Continues

By McCarton Ackerman

Cocaine and heroin use is falling in North America, but synthetic drugs are booming worldwide, shows the UN's annual report. MORE  

A Straight Look at 10 Hyped Highs

By Tony O’Neill

Hysteria over Benzo Fury, Bromo Dragonfly or kratom can drown out the true dangers—or potential benefits—of these gray-market drugs. The Fix seeks some matter-of-fact guidance. MORE  

Club Drug "2CB" Sparks Scare Stories

By Tony O'Neill

The synthetic drug turns users into "raging monsters," screams The Daily Mail. Really? MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 18, 2013

By The Fix staff

Prescription drugs are a killer in Canada, marijuana arrests outnumber violent crime arrests, and Mob Wives star breaks omertà on her pill addiction. MORE  

New Drug "25i" Haunts New Orleans

By Chrisanne Grise

After three hospitalizations, docs warn of the dicey effects of another "designer" hallucinogen. MORE  

Souped-Up Designer Drugs Flood Chicago O'Hare

By Bryan Le

Highly unpredictable new synthetic drugs—up to 800 times stronger than their natural counterparts—jet in from China and Europe every day. MORE  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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

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