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Morning Roundup: April 14, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Coach busted for buying coke at school, grandma ditches kids for casino, Colorado intros pot vending machine, and man arrested three times in three days for huffing. 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  

Morning Roundup: July 5, 2013

By The Fix staff

FDA approves new drug to treat opioid addiction, MLB umpire fired over failed drug test, and a Wisconsin dad faces deportation for smoking pot as a teenager. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 30, 2013

By May Wilkerson

ADHD medications not linked to drug and alcohol abuse, dieters "smoke" booze to save calories, and Lil' Scrappy seeks help for "out of control" marijuana addiction. MORE  

Teacher Takes a Stand Against "Incriminating" Drug Survey

By Victoria Kim

John Dryden could be penalized for informing students of their 5th Amendment right to skip drug/alcohol questions. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 20, 2013

By The Fix staff

Drinking during puberty linked to alcoholism, teens bribed into attending booze-free prom parties, and Toronto mayor Rob Ford denies smoking crack in video. MORE  

Booze Cruise Helps Politicians Craft Gun Laws

By McCarton Ackerman

Illinois Senators forge bipartisan agreements aboard an alcohol-drenched yacht. MORE  

Cops Allowed to Work "Half Drunk"

By Bryan Le

Officers in some Chicago suburbs are even permitted to patrol while legally drunk. MORE  

Morning Roundup: November 29, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Jailed Mexican kingpin admits to bribing officials, young adults drive stoned more than drunk, and plans for a booze-free St. Paddy's Day divide Ireland. MORE  

LiLo "Choked and Thrown" by GOP Aide

By Bryan Le

Lindsay Lohan says she was thrown around a swanky hotel by a Republican who took cell pics of her partying. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Treatment Center in India Exposed As Drug Den

A group of local activists organized a raid on the government-run agency after hearing multiple reports that officials were dealing drugs to patients.

5:30pm
Christian Leaders Criticize War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration

Reflecting on the symbolic rebirth of Easter, a group of Christian leaders denounced the costly and ineffective war on drugs while urging policymakers to consider treatment.

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Brain Activity in Rats on PCP Offers Clues to Schizophrenia

When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain.

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Everyday Average Couple Accused Of Running Massive Drug Ring

Part of a husband and wife team, Sarah Hannan controlled the finances of an extensive drug operation while on paid maternity leave.

10:30am
Global Drug Survey Shows Alcohol Is Most Commonly Used Drug In The World

Far outpacing tobacco and marijuana, alcohol remains humanity's drug of choice.

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Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 
 

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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