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Head of Russian Drug Agency Rejects Legalized Pot

By Shawn Dwyer

Russia's top drug czar, Viktor Ivanov, made the baseless claim that marijuana leads to heroin addiction while also questioning the effectiveness of proven harm reduction techniques. MORE  

Judge Grants Drug Addict His Prison Sentence Wish

By McCarton Ackerman

Christopher Harbourne will receive 32 months in prison in a last-ditch effort to get himself clean after a lifetime of addiction. MORE  

A Small Town Tries to Battle Plague of Opioid Addiction

By John Lavitt

A Heroin Awareness Summit conducted at an Illinois high school tries to address a growing problem that has spread from the cities to rural communities like Winnebago County. MORE  

Drug Overdoses Speculated As Cause of Death For Two Former Navy SEALs

By McCarton Ackerman

Police found traces of narcotics and hypodermic needles after the bodies of two dead private security personnel were found aboard Captain Phillips' famed ship. MORE  

Teachers Refuse Drug Tests After Heroin Found In Elementary School

By McCarton Ackerman

All but one teacher refused to submit to testing after heroin and needles were found in the men's bathroom. MORE  

Do Efforts to Crack Down on Prescription Drug Abuse Drive Users to Heroin?

By Tessie Castillo

Nearly 80% of recent heroin initiates started by misusing prescriptions. What are we doing about it? MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 17, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Olympic fans want booze at Sochi, Italy overturns dumb pot law, racing horses test positive for Viagra, and Indiana court says being drunk and annoying a-okay. MORE  

In Memory of My Son, the Addict

By Diannee Carden Glenn

My son died of a heroin overdose less than two years ago. I've found ways to cope, but last week brought it all flooding back. MORE  

The Curse of Playing John Connor

By John Lavitt

How two young actors who played The Terminator hero have seen their careers destroyed by addiction. MORE  

Cher's Son Opens Up About Beating Heroin Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

Elijah Blue Allman sparked controversy for saying that heroin "saved my life" so close to Philip Seymour Hoffman's death. 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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