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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  

Physicians Giving Heroin Interventions To Pregnant Women Who Don't Use Heroin

By McCarton Ackerman

A new and unusual program seeks to stop potential pregnant heroin users from picking up the habit in the first place. MORE  

Father of 'Craigslist Killer' Miranda Barbour Says She Was Addicted To Heroin

By McCarton Ackerman

Barbour's father, Sonny Dean, said that his daughter had been to inpatient treatment several times and could not possibly have committed 22 murders. MORE  

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Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

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Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

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Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

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Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

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High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

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How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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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.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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