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Morning Roundup: February 27, 2013

By The Fix staff

Indiana welfare recipients may face drug tests, Mexico courts kids before they join cartels, and Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans enters rehab for heroin. MORE  

Latin American Idol Star Charged With Drug Smuggling

By Chrisanne Grise

A once-beloved Dominican singer is under investigation for possible links to drug cartels. MORE  

"Heroin Houses" Haunt the Suburbs

By McCarton Ackerman

A report says dealers are increasingly drawn to the privacy and protection of suburbia. MORE  

Learning to Sit Still

By Chloe Caldwell

I always prided myself on my ability to handle my drugs. Now that I’m making my first clutches at sobriety, I’m beginning to see that I’d much rather be able to handle me. MORE  

Selling Heroin in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Once it's smuggled in, it can be sold for a huge profit, an inmate tells The Fix. MORE  

Will We Ever Learn to Think in Moderation?

By Maia Szalavitz

The media is all black or all white about brain drugs like Oxy and Adderall. When they're new, we hear all about their benefits. When their risks emerge, the love turns to hate. Here's how these extreme swings perpetuate addiction.  MORE  

Storm Over LA Rave Deaths

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite drug-related dangers, raves are allowed to continue because of the money they bring in. MORE  

"Godfather" of Needle Exchange Dies

By Ben Feuerherd

Dave Purchase started exchanging needles on a street corner in 1989 and became a national leader of the movement. MORE  

"Bomb Mom" Goes to Rehab

By McCarton Ackerman

The NYC mother arrested last month for possession of explosives has been released on bail and ordered to rehab. MORE  

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