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Bain Capital Invests in Methadone Clinics

By Victoria Kim

Once the bane of Mitt Romney's presidential aspirations, the private investment firm sees profit in treating substance abuse. MORE  

Judge Says MA Governor "Out Of Line" For Banning Zohydro

By McCarton Ackerman

The governor took unilateral action in banning the powerful opioid painkiller in response to what has been deemed a severe public health emergency. MORE  

Massachusetts Facing Epidemic of Drug-Addicted Newborns

By McCarton Ackerman

Due to the overall rise of opiate use, Massachusetts has seen a stark rise in the number of babies born addicted to drugs. And without federal help, hospitals are left to their own devices. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 17, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Kate Major arrested for DUI, Denver pot jobs fair sees high demand, cocaine found in child's lunchbox, and man arrested twice for DUI in same night. MORE  

Overdose Deaths Hit Triple Figures in Massachusetts

By Shawn Dwyer

State police reported that 185 people died from heroin overdoses in the last four months – and that's excluding the state’s three largest cities. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 4, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Rob Ford parties in Vancouver, drinking while pregnant to become illegal, medical pot coming soon to New York, and FAA says no to drone beer deliveries. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 3, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Roger Goodell not ready for medical pot, Dennis Rodman admits to being drunk, Scientific American wants LSD research, and Justin Bieber's plane searched for drugs. MORE  

Massachusetts Advocates Make the Push for Legalizing Pot

By Shawn Dwyer

Bolstered by Colorado and Washington, pro-marijuana reformers are eying The Bay State in 2016. MORE  

Massachusetts Police Making Pot Arrests Low Priority

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite arrests trending downward, statistics show that African-Americans are more likely to be hauled in for possession than whites. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 3, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Joe Jonas smoked marijuana with Miley Cyrus, British mom kicks her Pepsi habit, Russia raises the price of vodka, and bags of pot fall from the sky. MORE  

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Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose.

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Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

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DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

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LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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Wife of Slipknot Bassist Blames Doctor For Overdose Death

Daniel Baldi could face 18 years in prison if convicted for his role in Paul Gray's death, as well as the deaths of several others.

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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