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Naloxone Distribution: Saving Lives and Restoring Trust in the Police

By Tessie Castillo

Law enforcement departments across the country are finally equipping officers with naloxone—a medication that reverses opiate drug overdose—and teaching them to treat overdose as a medical issue before viewing it as a criminal one.  MORE  

Addicts Benefit From British Columbia's Methadone Program

By McCarton Ackerman

A new report shows that the program is saving both lives and money. MORE  

World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use

By McCarton Ackerman

Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate of drug abuse, as shown by Portugal. MORE  

Canadian Supreme Court Okays Supervised Heroin Use

By John Lavitt

Despite objections from conservatives, the court has allowed prescribed heroin for "entrenched addicts." MORE  

The Rise of Peer-Based Naloxone Distribution Programs

By Tessie Castillo

Lawmakers are finally realizing that restricting access to naloxone is a bad idea; by extending the drug's availability to outreach workers, active drug users, and family members, we save lives. MORE  

Families Affected By Drug Deaths Help Push For Lesser Sentencing

By Paul Gaita

With the help of families grieving over the loss of loved ones, cities and states across the nation are moving more toward effective harm reduction methods to stem the tide of addiction. MORE  

Maryland Considering Unlimited Free Needles For Heroin Users

By McCarton Ackerman

The bill would spend $250,000 in tax payer dollars to provide clean needles to intravenous drug users, which predictably has aroused conservative ire. MORE  

Larry Campbell: Bull in a China White Shop

By Neville Elder

The man behind 'InSite' fought hard to establish the first supervised injection site in North America. More than a decade later, he talks exclusively to The Fix about his struggle to keep the doors open. MORE  

Head of Russian Drug Agency Rejects Legalized Pot

By Shawn Dwyer

Russia's top drug czar, Viktor Ivanov, made the baseless claim that marijuana leads to heroin addiction while also questioning the effectiveness of proven harm reduction techniques. MORE  

The Case for Harm Reduction

By Paul Gaita

A recent increase in the number of drug and alcohol programs employing the harm reduction policy indicates that the once-controversial measure is gaining ground. 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.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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