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5 Ways Eric Holder Helped Steer the Country Away From the War on Drugs

By Owen Poindexter

His run as attorney general was not mistake-free, but he shifted American drug policy for the better. MORE  

Obama’s DEA Chief Refuses To Support Proposed Drug Reforms

By Shawn Dwyer

Bush holdover Michele Leonhart has stubbornly rebuffed her new boss over the changing realities of the War on Drugs. MORE  

More Drug Offenders Being Forced to Plead Guilty

By Allison McCabe

Faced with receiving harsh penalties, defendants are feeling pressure from prosecutors to accept less time in exchange for a guilty plea. And overwhelmingly they agree. MORE  

Why Is This Man Still in Jail?

By Seth Ferranti

Federal agents yanked Richard Wershe from high school and groomed him as a high-profile drug dealer. When he transformed into the notorious White Boy Rick, the feds turned their backs. Now he's doing life in jail. MORE  

The House We All Live In

By Will Godfrey

On a visit to Rikers Island, Eugene Jarecki—director of this year's Sundance-winning anti-drug war film The House I Live In—tells The Fix about his campaign to change America's drug laws for good. MORE  

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Brain Neuron Is Linked to Nicotine Addiction

A neuron in the brain triggered by nicotine withdrawal may provide scientists with answers as to why people become addicted to cigarettes.

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ATF Stash House Stings Come Under Fire for Racial Profiling

An investigation into the ATF's fake drug houses revealed that over 90% of suspects arrested were minorities.

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How Europe's Cocaine Habit Fuels Radical Islam in West Africa

Terrorist groups like Hezbollah and al-Qaeda have benefited from corrupt regimes.

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Problem Gamblers With Personality Disorders More Difficult to Treat

A recent study has linked compulsive gambling to borderline and other personality disorders.

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Prescription Heroin Now Available in Vancouver

A group of 120 severe addicts will begin receiving doctor-approved smack.

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“If you are looking for love under rocks or bringing home water moccasins, you might be confusing love and pain.”

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