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Morning Roundup: March 12, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

'Blarney Blowout' leads to mass arrests, drunk boat captain abandons snorkelers, Denver hosts pot jobs fair, and Twitter pick of beer-drinking dog results in arrests. MORE  

Neknomination: The Incredibly Dumb and Destructive Social Media Drinking Game

By Bryan Le

The Internet game where players try to outdo each other with dangerous feats of drinking has led to several deaths with more certain to follow. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 4, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Rob Ford parties in Vancouver, drinking while pregnant to become illegal, medical pot coming soon to New York, and FAA says no to drone beer deliveries. MORE  

Drug Abuse Skyrockets Among U.K. Elderly

By Paul Gaita

The drastic rise in elderly users is in part attributed to the permissive attitudes toward drugs in the 1960s. MORE  

Recovering Addict Robbie Williams Still Smoking Pot

By McCarton Ackerman

After confirming he'd do drugs with his daughter and expressing regrets over getting sober too young, singer Robbie Williams now says he still partakes. MORE  

Nigella Lawson's Alleged Drug Use Front and Center in Fraud Trial

By McCarton Ackerman

The sordid tale of drug abuse and embezzlement took an odd turn when Lawson's ex-husband, Charles Saatchi, was unable to offer any proof to back his claims. MORE  

Can “Retraining” the Brain Help Addicts?

By Paul Gaita

A new Cardiff University study aims to determine whether or not neurofeedback can help treat alcohol and substance addiction. MORE  

Hundreds of Brits Imprisoned Overseas for Drugs

By Shawn Dwyer

Many British nationals are facing harsh prison sentences and even months of detainment without trial. Some could even face the death penalty. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 25, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Josh Brolin goes to rehab, West Virginia gears up for medical pot, North Korean meth ring busted in Thailand, and British thieves steal massive amount of booze. MORE  

"Hippy Crack" Sweeps the UK

By May Wilkerson

More young adults are using laughing gas to get high, says a new report. MORE  

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Treatment Center in India Exposed As Drug Den

A group of local activists organized a raid on the government-run agency after hearing multiple reports that officials were dealing drugs to patients.

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Christian Leaders Criticize War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration

Reflecting on the symbolic rebirth of Easter, a group of Christian leaders denounced the costly and ineffective war on drugs while urging policymakers to consider treatment.

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Brain Activity in Rats on PCP Offers Clues to Schizophrenia

When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain.

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Everyday Average Couple Accused Of Running Massive Drug Ring

Part of a husband and wife team, Sarah Hannan controlled the finances of an extensive drug operation while on paid maternity leave.

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Global Drug Survey Shows Alcohol Is Most Commonly Used Drug In The World

Far outpacing tobacco and marijuana, alcohol remains humanity's drug of choice.

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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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

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

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