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Addicted Prisoners Wait Years for Treatment

By Seth Ferranti

The waiting list for addiction treatment in federal prisons is 51,000 long, a report reveals. The Fix speaks with some of those affected. MORE  

Drug Treatment in Prison: Moving on Out

By Seth Ferranti

The RDAP program aims high to prep prisoners for release—like teaching how to tie a tie. But some tell The Fix they find it "condescending." MORE  

How Prison Drug Dealing by Phone Has Changed

By Seth Ferranti

The '90s were the heyday of running drug empires from federal prison, inmates tell The Fix. But cell phones have offered new possibilities. MORE  

How Prisoners Beat Urine Tests

By Seth Ferranti

Prisoners claim to The Fix that beating tests inside is routine. MORE  

How Prisoners Make Joints and Pipes

By Seth Ferranti

Bibles in prison aren't just for reading, insiders tell The Fix. MORE  

The Drug-Testing Regime in US Prisons

By Seth Ferranti

From 5 am onwards, you're always subject to urine tests inside, prisoners say—especially if you're on the "hot list." MORE  

Where Prisoners Stash Their Drugs

By Seth Ferranti

Living in a confined, guarded environment calls for really ingenious stash spots, prisoners tell The Fix. MORE  

Why K2 Is the Prisoner's Choice

By Seth Ferranti

Prisoners tell The Fix one way to get high inside and still avoid the "hole." MORE  

How Rx Drugs Spread Through Prison

By Seth Ferranti

As you'd expect, many of the pills handed out in jail aren't swallowed by their intended recipients. MORE  

How to Make a Syringe in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

As the 19th International AIDS Conference in DC spotlights needle exchange programs, The Fix reports from America's prison system, where addicts take matters into their own hands. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
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.

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 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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