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Heroin Hits The Holy Land

By Fionna Agomuoh

East Jerusalem Palestinians blame Jews for mounting drug problems. But a rising tide of Heroin impacts Israelis as well. MORE  

Zanzibar Tries to Kick Heroin Habit

By May Wilkerson

Communities on the Tanzanian island break cultural ground with addict-run sober houses. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 6, 2012

By May Wilkerson

New pill reportedly cuts binge drinking by 66%, Joe Biden debates drugs in Mexico, and Boston tries to banish St. Patrick's Day drunkenness. MORE  

Sex-Change Addict Escapes Caning

By Fionna Agomuoh

It's not easy to evade Singapore's draconian drug laws. But where there's a will... MORE  

Newspaper Heiress Admits Running Drug Den

By McCarton Ackerman

Heroin addict Victoria Scripps-Carmody's admission of guilt follows a favorable plea bargain. MORE  

Photographer Captures Bronx Faces of Addiction

By May Wilkerson

Chris Arnade captures raw, vivid portraits of street addicts in the Bronx. He tells us how it's changed his attitudes. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 28, 2012

By Will Godfrey

Colorado to vote on recreational pot legalization, Wyoming's welfare drug test plans gain momentum, and photo booth shows potential drunk drivers themselves—behind bars. MORE  

NBA's Chris Herren Recounts His Road to Recovery

By Adam K. Raymond

He pieced together a top-level basketball career, or some of it, despite his addictions. But he's seriously glad to be clean. MORE  

Recovering Heroin Addict Etta James Dies at 73

By Hunter R. Slaton

The legendary singer of "At Last" passed away in California today. MORE  

Pregnant Addict Cleared of Child Abuse

By Luke Walker

A Virginia mother used OxyContin and heroin during pregnancy—but a judge says child abuse doesn't cover fetuses. MORE  

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California Moves To Clean Up Medical Pot Business

Fifteen years after its initial passage, California's medical marijuana law remains a headache for state politicians.

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Michigan Debates Controversial Roadside Saliva Tests for Weed

Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana opponents and even law enforcement officials have criticized the method being proposed for testing levels of THC.

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Methadone Clinics Shuttered In Crimea After Russian Takeover

Following the annexation of the region, Russia dealt a devastating blow to addicts by banning methadone treatment.

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Cattle-Worming Drug Found In British Cocaine

Authorities issued an alert saying 80 percent of cocaine seized in the UK has been cut with Levamisole, a cattle deworming drug that allegedly rots human skin.

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Former NBA Star Chris Herren Raises Money For Recovery

By finishing the Boston Marathon, Harren took another big step in his own recovery from opiate addiction while also raising funds to help others like him.

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