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Iran Opens First State-Run Rehab For Alcoholism

By John Lavitt

Despite doling out the death penalty for just drinking alcohol, Iran has now made combating alcoholism a top priority. MORE  

Crystal Meth Rapidly Replacing Heroin As Drug of Choice In Iran

By John Lavitt

The streets of Tehran have flooded with meth thanks to its cheap price and intense high. MORE  

Women Drug Addicts on the Rise in Iran

By Paul Gaita

Women make up ten percent of Iran's addict population, a number that has doubled in the last two years alone. MORE  

The Crescent and the Needle: The Remarkable Rise of NA in Iran

By John Lavitt

Narcotics Anonymous has thrived in Iran since 1990, second in membership and groups only to the United States. The Fix takes a look inside the phenomenon. MORE  

Despite Strict Prohibitions, Iranians Still Able to Get Drunk

By Bryan Le

Alcohol has been illegal in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, but underground parties and distilleries still thrive nonetheless. MORE  

U.N. Anti-Drug Official Praises Iran Despite Surge In Executions

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite the refusal of European countries like Britain and Denmark to provide anti-drug funding, Yury Fedotov said that the United Nations' drug office will continue its support. MORE  

Iran Hangs Drug Smuggler

By McCarton Ackerman

The country believes that it has found success with its anti-drug efforts and no longer seeks the aid of outside nations. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 27, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Eating disorders among the middle aged remain hidden, Iran burns 100 tons of illegal drugs, and Texas cities send prostitutes to rehab instead of jail. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 4, 2013

By Bryan Le

Vancouver tests out free heroin injection sites, more children poisoned by parents' prescription drugs, and "Grumpy Cat" meme warns teens not to drink and drive. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 3, 2013

By The Fix staff

Britain's baby boomers boozing more than the young, $24K worth of marijuana delivered to the wrong house, and drinking and smoking did not cause Michael Douglas' throat cancer. MORE  

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