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Afghan Woman Maimed By Husband For Not Scoring Heroin

By McCarton Ackerman

After he was denied money, the addict husband beat his young wife to the point of exposing her brain and cut off her nose. MORE  

NHS Tests New Anti-Drug Policy By Giving Addicts Money

By Shawn Dwyer

The controversial approach aims at using financial incentives to revolutionize drug treatment in the UK. MORE  

Heroin Sales Soar as Illegal Marijuana Output Falls

By Desiree Bowie

With marijuana becoming legal in many states, traffickers have been shifting their business model towards heroin. MORE  

Megadeth Bassist David Ellefson Talks Sobriety

By David Konow

The heavy metal rocker detailed his experiences with drugs and alcohol, his several stints in rehab, and finally reaching his sobriety through his faith in God. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 8, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Drunk students riot at UC, woman calls cops to complain about weed quality, drunk guy sleeps in wrong bed, and man smuggles cocaine in goat meat. MORE  

Afghan Man Trades Sister For Heroin

By McCarton Ackerman

With opium use common throughout the war-torn country, Afghanis like Abdurahim Mutar have few places to turn for addiction treatment. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 2, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Denver passes 'Dallas Buyers Club' bill, medical weed sales start in Nevada, Vancouver pizzeria sells pot pie, and Oregon man 'drunk as shit'. MORE  

Former Blur Frontman Says Heroin Made Him 'Incredibly Productive'

By McCarton Ackerman

Albarn said he was able to taper his addiction in order to maximize his creativity, even though he ultimately said that any addiction "is not good." MORE  

Louisiana Moves to Punish Heroin Users With Prison Time

By Shawn Dwyer

The Louisiana House Criminal Justice Committee pushed forward a bill that would sentence heroin users to two years in prison while doubling time for dealers. MORE  

Police in Baltimore Suburb Will Carry Heroin Overdose Spray

By McCarton Ackerman

Anne Arundel County is believed to be the first Maryland county to allow its police to use Narcan kits, which its chief hopes will both save lives and prevent crime. MORE  

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