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Taking The Stigma Out Of Addiction

By Paul Gaita

Addiction—a mental illness or a moral failing? MORE  

What Should America Do About Drug Use?

By Tony Newman

The drug war is a shameful, inhumane disaster. Here's a better way for the U.S. to address drug use. MORE  

White House Clamps Down on Narcotic Drug Prescriptions

By McCarton Ackerman

Hydrocodone combination drugs like Vicodin will be reclassified in an effort to reduce drug abuse. MORE  

Thousands Sign Petition Calling on New York Times to Stop Testing for Weed

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite endorsing legalization, the Times still has mandatory testing for employees. MORE  

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  

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