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Study Shows Crystal Meth Abuse Can Accelerate HIV/AIDS Transmission

By John Lavitt

Researchers found that HIV-positive men who were also meth abusers had higher transmission rates and a worse progression of the disease than non-users. MORE  

Can Pot Stop the Spread of HIV?

By Bryan Le

Researchers found that a daily dose of THC to HIV-infected monkeys significantly slowed down immune tissue damage. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 29, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Justin Bieber allegedly not drunk during arrest, Denver to feature pot events at summer fair, Coast Guard lands massive cocaine haul, and Florida man makes cops wait to smoke weed before arrest. MORE  

Greece Opens First Drug Consumption Center

By McCarton Ackerman

The country tries to combat a rising demand for drugs amidst ongoing recession, high unemployment, and lack of access to healthcare. MORE  

HIV Pill Cuts Infections Among IV Drug Users

By McCarton Ackerman

A new study finds that an antiretroviral pill can reduce HIV infections in drug users by 49%. MORE  

Elton John Advocates Harm Reduction

By Victoria Kim

He appeals for tolerance for injecting drug users, rather than policies that "show no forgiveness." MORE  

HIV/AIDS Drug Produces Effects Like LSD

By McCarton Ackerman

Popular antiretroviral drug Efavirenz is found to make users hallucinate. MORE  

The Loneliness of the Addict Activist

By Maia Szalavitz

Since AIDS, I've worked to try to help addicts unite as a political force. Go ahead and laugh. But we remain the only "disease community" that can't stand up for itself. MORE  

Voice Star Speaks Up About Meth and HIV

By McCarton Ackerman

Beloved ex-contestant Jamal Rogers talks about contracting HIV during his addiction to meth. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 22, 2013

By The Fix staff

Thinner syringes could cut HIV transmissions, hospitals see fewer child asthma visits after UK smoking ban, and an ex-cop claims the NYPD fired him for beng a "future alcoholic." MORE  

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Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

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DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

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LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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Wife of Slipknot Bassist Blames Doctor For Overdose Death

Daniel Baldi could face 18 years in prison if convicted for his role in Paul Gray's death, as well as the deaths of several others.

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Morning Roundup: April 24, 2014

Fourth graders busted for selling pot, father strangles son over gaming addiction, woman sold heroin from hospital bed, and playboy blames rich dad for gambling ring bust.

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against 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.

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.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

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."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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