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Doctors Fueling Painkiller Epidemic, Study Says

By Paul Gaita

A recent study has placed the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse in the U.S. squarely upon physicians who recklessly prescribe drugs to patients. MORE  

U.S. War Veteran Addicted to Opiates Due to Lack of Treatment Options

By Bryan Le

The Department of Veteran's Affairs gave Justin Minyard prescription painkillers instead of discussing options with him. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 26, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Justin Bieber going to trial, Salvation Army receives pot donation, German doctors claim cannabis kills, and Rob Ford is at it again. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 4, 2013

By Bryan Le

Vancouver tests out free heroin injection sites, more children poisoned by parents' prescription drugs, and "Grumpy Cat" meme warns teens not to drink and drive. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 17, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Man who mixed LSD and booze to "time travel" gets prison, NJ lawmakers seek to raise smoking age to 21, and doctors get paid big bucksto promote drugs. MORE  

One Question Can Help Docs Spot Risky Drinking

By Victoria Kim

A medical panel urges physicians to screen all adult patients with one simple question. MORE  

Should All Doctors Check Out AA?

By Hunter R. Slaton

An NYU researcher urges physicians to attend 12-step meetings for "education." Some recovering addicts tell The Fix they agree. MORE  

Record MDMA User Took "40,000 Ecstasy Tablets"

By Bryan Le

Doctors say "Mr. A" now suffers memory loss as a result of his long-term, heavy MDMA use. MORE  

Too Many Doctors Still Get Addiction Wrong

By Anna David

When I was an active addict, my interactions with medical professionals harmed rather than helped me. Sadly, I'm far from alone. MORE  

Morning Roundup March 29, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Drug addiction plagues Egypt, casinos drive rising gambling addiction, and Lady Gaga celebrates a booze-free birthday. MORE  

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A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

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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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