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Opana Abuse Overtakes Oxy

By McCarton Ackerman

The crushable pill has replaced OxyContin as the most abused prescription painkiller in the US. MORE  

More Teen Rx Addicts Switch to Smack

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Young painkiller addicts often "graduate" to cheaper, more intense heroin. MORE  

Conservative Org Accuses Bryson of DUI

By Gabrielle Wuhl

American Crossroads tweeted that alcohol caused the US commerce secretary's string of hit-and-run accidents. MORE  

Does Charlie Sheen Regret "Winning"?

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Charlie Sheen sounds a more conciliatory note in his latest interview, admitting, "I was in total denial." MORE  

Teen Mom Opts for Jail Over Rehab

By McCarton Ackerman

Experts say Amber Portwood's decision to take five years' prison instead of treatment "will scar her for life." MORE  

Drug-Addled Actor Nick Stahl Is Missing

By Chrisanne Grise

The Terminator 3 actor's estranged wife suspects drugs are involved in his disappearance. MORE  

ER "Toothache" Pain 'Scripts Surge

By McCarton Ackerman

Too many patients and too little time give ER doctors trouble deciding who needs meds and who just wants them. MORE  

Two Thirds of Patients Abuse Rx Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

Urine sample analysis unmasks the disobedient patients who fuel America's prescription drug problem. MORE  

Friends and Family Enable Mass Rx Drug Abuse

By Rebecca Gray

Most prescription drug abusers are willingly given pills by people they know, say researchers. MORE  

New Study: 15% of US Teens Abuse Substances

By Valerie Tejeda

Researchers say starting before the age of 18 often leads to a lifetime of addiction. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Whoopi Goldberg to Write Pot Column For Denver Post

Even though she was once a functioning addict, the Oscar-winning actress turned to vaporized weed to treat headaches stemming from glaucoma.

8:30am
Morning Roundup: April 21, 2014

Rob Ford kicks off re-election with free alcohol, Ohio bans more synthetics, pot smokers hiding weed in vaporizers, and government approves powdered booze.

7:00am
Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

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

4/18/14 7:30pm
Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

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.

4/18/14 5:30pm
Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

4/18/14 3:31pm

Rehabilitation Directories

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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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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