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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  

New Synthetic Marijuana Arrives to Replace Spice, K2

By Dirk Hanson

Designers are already busy with the second generation of cannabis-like drugs. MORE  

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More College Students Taking ADHD Drugs to Study

The last 10 years have seen a drastic rise in college students taking Adderall or Ritalin in order to boost their productivity in an increasingly competitive environment.

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Columbus Short Allegedly Threatens Wife With Knife While Drunk

The 'Scandal' star was reportedly intoxicated on wine when he threatened to kill his wife and himself over her alleged affairs.

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Coachella Founder Once Ran Pot Smuggling Operation

Thirty years ago, Gary Tovar smuggled marijuana into the U.S. while helping to spur the homegrown industry.

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Edie Falco Talks 'Nurse Jackie' and Sobriety

As the sixth season of the show is underway, star Edie Falco talks about her pill-popping character's relapse as well as her own 20 years of sobriety.

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North Korean Drug Trafficking Causing Addiction Epidemic

While North Korea's hand in drug smuggling is hardly news, a new report shows just how widespread addiction is in the isolated communist nation.

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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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