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Man Arrested After Toddler Son Brings Heroin To Daycare

By McCarton Ackerman

The New Jersey father loaded his son's jacket with dozens of glassine envelopes of heroin, though authorities were unsure if they were for sale or personal use. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 13, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Ernest Hemingway imagined Marlene Dietrich 'drunk and naked,' Conrad Murray practices medicine again, drunk groom escorted off plane, and drunk man wanders Alabama store with gun. MORE  

U.N. Anti-Drug Official Praises Iran Despite Surge In Executions

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite the refusal of European countries like Britain and Denmark to provide anti-drug funding, Yury Fedotov said that the United Nations' drug office will continue its support. MORE  

Holder Promises Renewed Fight Against Heroin Epidemic

By Bryan Le

The U.S. Attorney General revealed plans to crack down on cartel activity as well as urged first responders to carry naloxone, an overdose-reversing drug. MORE  

New York City Dealers Blending Into Upscale Neighborhoods

By John Lavitt

As the nation's so-called heroin capital, New York is seeing dealers moving to more high-class digs in order to cater to an upper-class clientele. MORE  

Teenagers Injected Friend With Heroin and Posted Photos of Dead Body on Facebook

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite three people being present when Dylan Owens died after being injected with a fatal dose of heroin, only one has been charged with any crime. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 5, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

George Lopez claims downing 52 shots, drunk man jumps off Mumbai bridge, Idaho police shoot dog in drug raid, and man high on PCP does ninja moves. MORE  

‘Heroin Oscar’ Inspired by Philip Seymour Hoffman On Display Near Academy Awards

By Shawn Dwyer

A controversial statue of an Oscar with its arm tied off and holding a hypodermic needle caused a strong social media reaction. MORE  

How I Became a Master Thespian Via a Sober Acting Program

By Suzy PetchEam as told to Kate Schmier

I moved to New York to study acting—that's when I started using drugs, eventually working my way up to heroin. But thanks to a sober acting program, I am finally thriving after 15 years of addiction. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 28, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Medical pot clears hurdle in Kentucky, Cleveland cop keeps job after failed drug test, cocaine found inside lava lamps, and DEA finds meth and heroin at doggy daycare. MORE  

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