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Vietnam Officials Slam 'Failure' Of Community-Based Drug Treatment

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite offering a cheap way for addicts to get clean, Vietnam's first community-based treatment center has seen most of its patients drop out. MORE  

Urban Outfitters Pinpoints Hairroin Salons With Free Hypodermic Pens

By John Lavitt

Urban Outfitters has teamed up with the NYC Hairroin Salon in glamorizing drug use at a time when heroin has devastated the city. MORE  

U.S. Mayors Shocked by Spike in Heroin Use

By John Lavitt

Attendees of the 2014 U.S. Conference of Mayors were informed of dismal statistics for the country's major cities. MORE  

Expert Refutes Tabloid's Claim That Gaming Is As Addictive As Heroin

By Victoria Kim

Unsurprisingly, the infamous British tabloid The Sun blurred a few lines and fudged some facts to generate a shocking headline. 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  

Oregon Drug Court Will Begin Vivitrol For Opiate Addicts

By McCarton Ackerman

Lane County will become the first in the state to administer the anti-craving drug. MORE  

Drug Addiction Continues Unabated Among Afghan Citizens

By Paul Gaita

Even though Afghanistan has long been a leading supplier of the world's heroin, the embattled country hasn't been rife with addiction until the last ten years. MORE  

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

By Shawn Dwyer

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

Dave Navarro Speaks Out on “Compassion” and Addiction

By Paul Gaita

The Jane's Addiction guitarist talked about his struggle with heroin addiction as part of a HuffPost Live segment hosted by Ricky Camilleri. MORE  

Star Athelete Turned Heroin Addict Tells Oprah Her Story

By Shawn Dwyer

Last week, Oprah Winfrey interviewed a former high school star athlete whose life was quickly turned upside down after being introduced to opioid painkillers. MORE  

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