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Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

By Tessie Castillo

Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 14, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Seth Rogen names names, drunk Arsenal player Nicklas Bendtner assaults cab, former Berlusconi secretary arrested for cocaine, and parents overdose on heroin at McDonald's. MORE  

Drunken Golf Cart Drivers Plague Georgia

By Bryan Le

Peachtree City, the "golf cart capital" of the world, cracks down on a growing threat. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 22, 2013

By Bryan Le

Doctors debate prescribing pot to patients, fruit flies get their babies drunk, and One Direction bandmates stay booze-free backstage. MORE  

The Pill Mill Gold Rush Hits Georgia

By Mike Guy

A year after the crackdown on Florida's lax pain clinics and Rx laws, the opioid trade is thriving—just north of the panhandle. MORE  

Georgia Nimbys Want Rehab Out

By McCarton Ackerman

Townsfolk claim a drug rehab threatens their neighborhood and property values. It's not the first facility to provoke this reaction.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: September 25, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Czech police make arrests in the methanol poisoning case, the Massachusetts drug lab scandal plays out in court, and Rihanna rolls a diamond joint. MORE  

"Prescription Tourists" Spread Painkillers

By Chrisanne Grise

People who obtain large volumes of pills in one state and sell them in another are a growing focus of the Rx drug battle. MORE  

Floridians Flock to Open New Pharmacies

By Valerie Tejeda

As new laws target doctors who dispense narcotics, applications to open pharmacies have surged in Florida and nearby Georgia. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Low Drinking Age Laws Raise Adult Women's Suicide Risk, Teen "Watched Pal OD on Heroin" and Called 911 Next Morning, and Reporter Hallucinates After Eating "World's Hottest" Chilli. MORE  

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Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Talks About Jerry Garcia’s Addiction

The singer-guitarist spoke with HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri about the music icon’s struggle with his addiction and his health.

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Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose.

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Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

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DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

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LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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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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