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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  

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  

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Study Claims Pot Smoking Doesn't Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Despite new evidence, the jury is still out on whether or not weed does contribute to causing cancer.

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'Star Wars' Ewok Admits Cocaine, Alcohol Addiction

After being caught on camera doing cocaine, actor Paul Grant has admitted to needing help for the addictions that caused him to lose everything.

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This past week, experts showed how America's wayward drug war has contributed to the humanitarian crisis spilling over its southern border.

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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, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

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This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

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

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