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Morning Roundup: April 8, 2013

By The Fix staff

Rally for legal pot draws thousands, DUIs are down in Boston, and friends fear Cat Marnell will blow her book deal money on drugs. MORE  

The 10 Strangest Drugs in Fiction

By Samuel Reaves Slaton

The real world's got nothing on the invented substances found in the trippiest works of literature, like A Clockwork Orange, The Lord of the Rings and Infinite Jest. MORE  

Drug Sweeps in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Routine shakedowns for drugs or alcohol catch inmates by surprise, a prisoner tells The Fix. MORE  

Video: How to Use Drugs "Correctly"

By Bryan Le

A controversial Danish campaign educates young drug users on safer practices. MORE  

Russia Bans the Wikipedia of Drugs

By Bryan Le

Erowid.org's founder tells The Fix why cutting off access to reliable drug information is a bad idea. MORE  

Addicts Swap Meat for Drugs Down Under

By Bryan Le

Australia has seen a surge in meat thefts, and business owners suspect it's drug related. MORE  

Just Say No to Sharing Drug Stories With Your Kids

By McCarton Ackerman

New research suggests using your own past drug stories as a warning is not effective. MORE  

Learning to Sit Still

By Chloe Caldwell

I always prided myself on my ability to handle my drugs. Now that I’m making my first clutches at sobriety, I’m beginning to see that I’d much rather be able to handle me. MORE  

TripSit: A Social Network for Drug Users

By Bryan Le

The founders of the controversial anonymous community tell The Fix that they save lives by helping people to use drugs safely. MORE  

Amy Winehouse's Legacy

By McCarton Ackerman

Mitch Winehouse may have lost his daughter Amy to addiction, but as he tells The Fix, he's doing his best to prevent similar tragedies in other families. MORE  

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