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A Straight Look at 10 Hyped Highs

By Tony O’Neill

Hysteria over Benzo Fury, Bromo Dragonfly or kratom can drown out the true dangers—or potential benefits—of these gray-market drugs. The Fix seeks some matter-of-fact guidance. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 15, 2013

By Bryan Le

Synthetic marijuana may cause kidney damage, Bloomberg seeks an end to jail time for pot, and a 12-step group helps compulsive shoplifters. MORE  

The Year in Synthetic Drugs

By Dirk Hanson

From the "Bath Salts" Cannibal to a dramatic spike in Spice-related ER visits, 2012 was the year synthetics earned a place in the drug pantheon. MORE  

Young Men Hardest Hit by Fake Pot

By Hunter R. Slaton

According to a new government report, synthetic cannabinoids accounted for more than 11,000 ER admissions in 2010. MORE  

Morning Roundup: September 18, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Heroin use spikes in Detroit, pimps use K2 to control young sex workers, and Teen Mom star Catelynn Lowell is caught with a bong. MORE  

How Prisoners Make Joints and Pipes

By Seth Ferranti

Bibles in prison aren't just for reading, insiders tell The Fix. MORE  

Honey Badger's Rehab Trip Hits LSU

By Hunter R. Slaton

The Tigers fall to No. 3 in national polls after playmaker Tyrann Mathieu is dropped and shipped to rehab for a pot problem. MORE  

Why K2 Is the Prisoner's Choice

By Seth Ferranti

Prisoners tell The Fix one way to get high inside and still avoid the "hole." MORE  

It's a Man-Eat-Dog World

By Chrisanne Grise

In the latest "Zombie" attack, a Texas man high on synthetic drugs partially devours the family canine. MORE  

Why K2 Is Still Hot in Philly

By Jeff Deeney

Despite new bans, the high cost of tests to detect myriad K2 strains means Philadelphia's hustlers can keep on two-in' . MORE  

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University May Start Drug Testing Cheerleaders After Tragic Death

Danielle Cogwell's "suspected overdose" death last week has prompted calls to change Louisville's drug policy.

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Morning Roundup: August 1, 2014

Partygoer pours beer on tiger at London Zoo, drunk airline passenger attacks crew with fake leg, and drone carrying drugs crashes outside prison.

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Mindfulness Can Rewire the Brain of an Addict

Researchers feel that cognitive-behavioral therapy can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse.

7/31/14 7:30pm
Former Drug Smuggling Elephants Kick Opium Habit

Chinese Triads had kept the elephants loyal by hooking them on opium-laced bananas, but sanctuary workers cured them with methadone.

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'Teen Mom 2' Star Allegedly Abusing Painkillers

Leah Messer allegedly joins the likes of Amber Portwood and Jenelle Evans in publicly struggling with substance abuse.

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Rehabilitation Directories

The Rehab Review
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, 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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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