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Saudi Arabia Beheads 24 Drug Smugglers So Far In 2014

By McCarton Ackerman

Almost half the people beheaded in Saudi Arabia this year were caught smuggling drugs. MORE  

Video: ISIS Fighters Burn Marijuana Fields in Syria

By Victoria Kim

In between beheading American journalists and terrorizing fellow Muslims, ISIS applied their demented form of Islam to the "evils" of weed. MORE  

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  

Ramadan a Challenge for Muslim Women With Eating Disorders

By John Lavitt

Muslim women with eating disorders struggle during a month when fasting is celebrated. MORE  

Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

By Bryan Le

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an. MORE  

Family Focused Outreach Programs Aim to Help People "Quit" Radical Islam

By Victoria Kim

Many de-radicalization groups have been trying to steer young Muslims away from jihad using counseling, hotlines, and job programs. 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  

Saudi Drug Testing Program Deemed a Failure

By Paul Gaita

The failure of the Kingdom's drug testing policy underscores the country's growing and often ignored substance abuse problem. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 21, 2014

By Bryan Le

Vietnam sentences 30 to death for drugs, Bill Murray wants to legalize pot, Ireland reports over 400,000 beer kegs stolen or missing since 2007. MORE  

Saudi Arabia Makes Unlikely Pairing With Drug Company Pfizer

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite their strict laws against drugs, the Saudis have said they need drugs to combat growing instances of chronic diseases. MORE  

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