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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  

Meet "Smiles": The Next Scary Designer Drug

By May Wilkerson

Using a new synthetic hallucinogen, also known as "2C-I," is "like trying to get high off arsenic," one treatment expert tells The Fix. MORE  

Synthetic Drug Sales Booming Among Teens

By May Wilkerson

Missouri's prohibition of dangerous designer drugs like K2 has done little to prevent teens from abusing them. MORE  

"Blueberry Spice" Blamed In Outbreak

By Valerie Tejeda

A chemical variant of the popular drug spurs a crisis in Wyoming. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

State Governors Ask Feds to Ease Marijuana Rules, Alcohol May Not Cause Risky Sexual Behavior, and Drunk Driver Eats Patrol Car Seat. MORE  

Bath Salts More Popular Than Ecstasy on the UK Club Scene

By Dirk Hanson

Mephedrone is proving to be an enduring new synthetic high. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

Why Coffee and Tea Drinkers Suffer Fewer Infections, How New Medicines Get Discovered, and New Zealand's War on Designer Drugs. MORE  

Video: Mall-Bought Marijuana Causes Teen's Twisted Death

By Dirk Hanson

After inhaling a mall-bought batch of  “Iaroma"—a synthetic pot substitute sold as incense—a 19-year-old Chicago boy dies after taking a 100 mph joyride into a neighbor's house. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

Irish Use More Designer Drugs, New Jersey Tackles Steroid Use by Police, and FDA Deals With Dissolvable Tobacco. MORE  

Never Heard of Kratom? Trust Us, You Will.

By Dirk Hanson

A plant from Thailand with opiate-like properties is the latest "designer drug" speeding its way through America. MORE  

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Study Says Pot Smokers Use To Cope With Negative Emotions

Researchers found that using marijuana to cope with traumatic events could lead to increased dependence.

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U.S. Justice Department Says Molly Use Has Declined

Despite wrecking havoc at concerts across the country, fewer people have reported taking the drug.

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Morning Roundup: Sept. 18, 2014

Chinese cops formally arrest Jackie Chan's son, Wes Walker reinstated under new NFL drug policy, and police called to handle drunk skunk.

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'Magic Mushrooms' Show High Success Rate for Smoking Cessation

Though a small study, researchers found that taking psilocybin can have a positive effect on quitting smoking.

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New Jersey Bill Classifies Drug Addiction as Mental Illness

Strongly supported by parents of children lost to overdoses, Bill A3227 will give judges the power to send addicts to treatment.

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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?

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

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