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Heroin Spike Hits Missouri Rehab

By Hunter R. Slaton

A rehab president tells The Fix that Rx pain meds and Mexican cartels are to blame. MORE  

Drug Use Surging in Developing Nations

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Illicit drug use in developing countries will double by 2050, predicts the UN's 2012 World Drug Report. MORE  

More Teen Rx Addicts Switch to Smack

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Young painkiller addicts often "graduate" to cheaper, more intense heroin. MORE  

Prison Drug Smuggling: Over the Fence

By Seth Ferranti

Simply flinging drugs into prisons is a surprisingly common and successful smuggling method. MORE  

Beating Withdrawal With Nigella Seed Oil

By Nathan Thompson

Recovering opioid addicts (and some studies) praise the oil's ability to ease withdrawals. MORE  

Prison Drug Smuggling: The Visiting Room

By Seth Ferranti

People visiting loved ones in prison are a major source of drugs inside. Here's how it works. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 8, 2012

By Bryan Le

Cuomo's pot decriminalization could be "good politics," six skill sets kids need to guard against addiction, and Mitt Romney demands that his neighbors quit smoking pot on the beach. MORE  

Most Drug Users "Ignore" the Drug War

By May Wilkerson

US drug use has cost thousands of lives south of the border—but most users don't want to think about it. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 8th, 2012

By Bryan Le

Rx meds are killing more kids than ever, Colombian cocaine kingpin surrenders, and dad assigns 10-year-old as designated driver. MORE  

Opium Eradication Efforts Hurt Myanmar Farmers

By McCarton Ackerman

Farmers who once depended on poppy profits are now struggling to make ends meet. 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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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.

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