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DEA Imposes New Rules to Combat Hydrocodone Threat

By Bryan Le

It's about to become a lot harder to get prescriptions for hydrocodone-based medications thanks to new DEA rules. MORE  

Addicted to Suboxone

By Dillon Murphy

This is how the solution becomes the problem: I first took suboxone to withdraw from heroin. Now I'm hooked on it. MORE  

Is Urban Outfitters Promoting Rx Drug Abuse?

By Sarah Beller

The hip clothing store is under fire for a new line of "ironic" Rx drug-themed drinkware. MORE  

Parents of Rx Overdose Victims Plead for Change

By McCarton Ackerman

After hearing family testimonies, California lawmakers push for a database to identify doctors who overprescribe. MORE  

Beanie Sigel Sentenced for Rx Drug Possession

By McCarton Ackerman

The jailed rapper faces up to two more years in prison for illegal possession of painkillers. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 18, 2013

By The Fix staff

Prescription drugs are a killer in Canada, marijuana arrests outnumber violent crime arrests, and Mob Wives star breaks omertà on her pill addiction. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 4, 2012

By The Fix staff

Binge-eating and hoarding get official status in DSM-5, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter slam drug war in new doc, and Mike Tyson was high on cocaine in The Hangover. MORE  

FDA Crushes Illegal Online Pharmacies

By McCarton Ackerman

The latest campaign sees over 22,000 websites shut down, and 3.7 million doses of counterfeit meds seized. MORE  

DEA Drops Rx Drug Case to Free Up Storage Space

By Hunter R. Slaton

Two terabytes of data and 440,000 documents prove too costly for the Feds to maintain in a stalled case against a rogue doctor. MORE  

Ryan Leaf Faces Lock-Down Drug Treatment

By McCarton Ackerman

Fifteen months of compulsory treatment could cut the former NFL QB and painkiller addict's sentence. MORE  

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Teens Who Get Drunk Sooner Are More Likely To Become Heavy Drinkers

A new research study has concluded that teens who abuse alcohol earlier in life have more chance of becoming alcoholic.

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Heroin Easier to Get than Wine and Cheaper than Beer in PA

Bags of dope are being sold for as little as $5 in the Keystone State.

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson No-Shows for Hearing In Award-Winning Drug Case

Michael Brown's killer has been on administrative leave and has no intentions of showing up for any cases this year.

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Colorado Issues New Regulations for Marijuana Industry

The new regulations will equalize THC levels in edibles and restrict cultivation, and that has some store owners worried.

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California's Fair Sentencing Act Makes All Crack Crimes Equal

California has put into law a bill that will equalize sentences for crack and powder cocaine offenders.

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Suboxone: Trading One Prison Cell for Another

Suboxone seemed like a get-out-of-jail-free card, the answer to my opiate addiction. Instead, I had a new ten-year addiction, complete with thinning hair and lost motivation.

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

Reflections
 
 
 
 

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

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

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Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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