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Morning Roundup: June 16, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Richard Dreyfuss' wife arrested for DUI, drug traffickers hiding crystal meth as tequila, and drunk airline passenger punches flight attendant. MORE  

Feds Okay Study That Examines MMJ to Treat PTSD

By Shawn Dwyer

Initially given the go-ahead by the FDA, the study has finally gotten approval from HHS though researchers still must seek the blessing of the DEA. MORE  

Cocaine Use May Decrease Addiction in Male Offspring

By Shawn Dwyer

New study shows it's possible for a drug-using dad to shape his son's resistance. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

Tough Times for New Drug Research, Rehabilitated Addicts in Iran, and a Corpse on Every Cigarette Pack. MORE  

Stumbling Toward the Future with NIDA

By Dirk Hanson

Merging two huge federal drug and alcohol agencies? No problem. MORE  

Grieving Father Gives $6 Million for Alcohol Research

By Dirk Hanson

Owen Boris decided that the best thing he could do for the memory of his son, and for others in the same position, was to help fund addiction research. MORE  

Fruit Flies on Speed

By Dirk Hanson

Experiments with fruit flies show that methamphetamine may alter the way cells metabolize glucose. That’s not good news. MORE  

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15 Australians Die From Alcohol Every Day, Report Says

A stunning increase in the numbers of Aussies injured by alcohol has prompted calls for tough warning labels.

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Riker's Island Officers Arraigned for Smuggling Drugs Into Prison

An undercover sting operation in June busted two officers and one former officer smuggling prescription pills into Rikers Island prison.

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Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Found Dead of Apparent Overdose

Jessica Barrymore was parked on the street in her car surrounded by drugs, according to police.

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Zac Efron Talks Addiction With...Bear Grylls?

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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Rehabilitation Directories

The Rehab Review
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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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