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White House to Congress: Marijuana Laws Are States’ Rights Issue

By Paul Gaita

The Obama administration jabbed Republicans in the ideological gut in making a 10th amendment argument for supporting Washington, D.C.'s effort to decriminalize pot. MORE  

Honduran President Blames U.S. Drug Policy For Migrant Surge

By McCarton Ackerman

President Juan Hernandez decried the American drug war as an increased flow of migrants seek escape from escalating violence. MORE  

Reno Fire Department A-Okay With Firefighters Testing Positive for Booze, Drugs

By John Lavitt

Reno firefighters with cocaine or marijuana in their bloodstreams while at work won't face any disciplinary action, according to a new policy. MORE  

The Failure of Catch and Release Drug Treatment Court

By Ellen Sousares

My son's experience of drug treatment court highlights a system that misunderstands addict psychology with fatal results. MORE  

New Orleans Police Allowing Former Drug Users On Force

By McCarton Ackerman

The department has amended its zero tolerance policy to make up for recruiting shortfalls. MORE  

Arizona Cardinals’ Daryl Washington Suspended One Year

By Shawn Dwyer

The Pro Bowl linebacker will miss all of the 2014 season for his latest violation of the NFL’s drug policy. MORE  

One Simple Way to Save Taxpayers $7B Annually

By Paul Gaita

Giving drug offenders treatment instead of prison time benefits us all. MORE  

Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

By Paul Gaita

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot. MORE  

Ten Ways the War On Drugs Violates the U.S. Constitution

By Clarence Walker

How our government's ongoing policy on drugs threatens all of us in unexpected ways. MORE  

Howard Dean and the Politics of Recovery

By Jay Levin

What would it look like if American public policy was aimed at dramatically reducing substance abuse and revolutionizing treatment? An innovative former presidential candidate tells The Fix how the new game would be played. MORE  

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The Neighbors actor spoke with the reality TV survivalist about addiction while eating worms in the Caskill mountains.

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Nationwide Clearinghouse Proposed To Monitor Drug And Alcohol Offenses Of Truckers

Will a nationwide monitoring system to track the drug and alcohol use of truck drivers cause more issues than it proposes to fix?

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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.

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

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