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Louisiana Moves to Punish Heroin Users With Prison Time

By Shawn Dwyer

The Louisiana House Criminal Justice Committee pushed forward a bill that would sentence heroin users to two years in prison while doubling time for dealers. MORE  

Justice Department to Reduce Federal Drug Sentences

By Paul Gaita

Eric Holder seeks to reform the criminal justice system by focusing on national security and financial crimes while reducing the overburdened prisoner population. MORE  

Forced to Plead Guilty

By Allison McCabe

In a climate of harsh mandatory minimums and overzealous prosecutors, is it surprising that nearly all drug defendants choose to plead guilty? MORE  

FAMM Fights for a Fairer Deal for Drug Offenders

By Seth Ferranti

Drug prisoners tell The Fix what Families Against Mandatory Minimums means to them. MORE  

How Prison Helped Get Me Sober

By Seth Ferranti

I was a privileged kid from Virginia when a single joint pointed me down a path of drug dealing, addiction and a 25-year stretch behind bars. It was in federal prison, of all places, where I finally found sobriety. MORE  

The Ugly Truth of Mandatory Drug Sentencing

By Seth Ferranti

Clarence Aaron is serving three life terms for a small-time college cocaine deal, another victim of heinous mandatory drug sentencing laws. If he's waiting for Obama—or anyone else—for help, he'll be waiting a long time. MORE  

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'Star Wars' Ewok Admits Cocaine, Alcohol Addiction

After being caught on camera doing cocaine, actor Paul Grant has admitted to needing help for the addictions that caused him to lose everything.

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Experts Blame the Child Migrant Crisis on America’s Drug War

This past week, experts showed how America's wayward drug war has contributed to the humanitarian crisis spilling over its southern border.

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Study Finds 'Energy Cocktails' Increase Urge To Drink

An Australian study has raised another flag in the dangerous practice of combing booze and energy drinks.

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Morning Roundup: July 22, 2014

Farrah Franklin found passed out drunk on lawn, Tulisa Contostavlos sees drug case thrown out of court, and Jet Blue pilot busted for heroin possession.

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Columbian Drug Lord Dubbed 'The Rat' Trapped In Spain

Hernan Alonso Villa, known as The Mouse, inherited Pablo Escobar's now-defunct Medellin cartel.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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, 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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