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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  

Were Guantanamo Bay Interrogations Drug-Assisted?

By May Wilkerson

Lawyers claim interrogated prisoners made incriminating statements while "doped up" on prescribed anti-psychotics. MORE  

Prison Drug Smuggling: The Warehouse Move

By Seth Ferranti

This smuggling method requires serious coordination but can reap big rewards, a prisoner tells The Fix. MORE  

Prison Drug Smuggling: The Package Move

By Seth Ferranti

This method involves taking advantage of prison transfers and the postal system, an inmate explains to The Fix. MORE  

Prison Drug Smuggling: The Visiting Room

By Seth Ferranti

People visiting loved ones in prison are a major source of drugs inside. Here's how it works. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 6, 2012

By Will Godfrey

Drugs and alcohol flood Canada's prisons, court decisions loom for medical pot clubs, and a new app reveals alcohol's aging effect. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 18, 2012

By Will Godfrey

States weigh online gambling but profits may be small, LSD-taking prisoners cause chaos in Minnesota, and Bruno Mars cocaine case dismissed. MORE  

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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, 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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