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Morning Roundup: May 14, 2013

By Bryan Le

Turkey considers banning booze ads, study finds "non-smoking" hotel rooms are a myth, and Tommy Chong says marijuana helped him beat cancer. MORE  

Teens Chase "Nightmarish" High From Datura Flowers

By Bryan Le

The common household plant creates vivid hallucinations. Users warn against it. MORE  

Kris Kross Rapper Dies From Alleged Overdose

By McCarton Ackerman

Chris Kelly reportedly took a combo of heroin and cocaine the night before his death. MORE  

Silk Road Under Cyber Attack by Hackers

By Bryan Le

The anonymous online drug marketplace is under fire, putting conspiracy theorists on overdrive. MORE  

HIV/AIDS Drug Produces Effects Like LSD

By McCarton Ackerman

Popular antiretroviral drug Efavirenz is found to make users hallucinate. MORE  

Which Drugs Are the Biggest Killers?

By Bryan Le

This stark graph shows how Rx drugs bear the most responsibility for rising OD deaths in the US. MORE  

Can Virtual Reality Help Addicts Beat Relapse?

By Ben Feuerherd

Researchers believe exposing addicts to simulated triggers can help them beat real-world relapse. MORE  

Afghan Opium Production Up for Third Year Running

By Victoria Kim

Poppy cultivation is set to hit a "record high," says the UN, amid fears of "the world's first true narco-state." MORE  

Should Sex and Drug Education Be Taught Online?

By Valerie Tejeda

New studies find more "sensitive" subjects may be more effectively taught online. MORE  

"Benzo Fury" Is Legal, But Ragingly Addictive

By McCarton Ackerman

The popular synthetic club drug is as addictive as cocaine, researchers warn. MORE  

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