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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  

Heroin's Rival "M-Smack" Sweeps UK

By Chrisanne Grise

Synthetic club drug Mephedrone has made an alarming comeback as an injectable formula, with some injecting "up to 40 times a day." MORE  

DEA Bans "Bath Salts" Chemicals

By Jason Gotlieb

An emergency national prohibition responds to rising concerns about a rapidly-evolving drug category. MORE  

London Launches First "Club Drug" Clinic

By Will Godfrey

A new facility aims to respond to surging UK use of drugs such as mephedrone. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Black Tar Heroin Blamed for Botulism Cases, MLK "Was Drunk" at JFK Funeral, and Keira Knightley Needed Vodka Shots Before Spanking Scene. MORE  

Uppers Rock the World

By Will Godfrey

According to a new UN report, global use of cheap, synthetic uppers like meth and mephedrone has overtaken both heroin and cocaine, with Asia leading the way. MORE  

Rampaging Steroid Addict Tasered to Death

By Jennifer Matesa

A British bodybuilder hooked on steroids and "bath salts" died after cops Tasered him three times to subdue him. MORE  

Bath Salts Addict Shot Dead by Troopers as Use Rises

By Jennifer Matesa

A fatal hostage situation in Pennsylvania shows how "bath salts" can make users psychotic, expert tells The Fix. MORE  

Bath Salts More Popular Than Ecstasy on the UK Club Scene

By Dirk Hanson

Mephedrone is proving to be an enduring new synthetic high. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

DEA Keeps Close Eye on Flesh-Eating "Krokodile" Drug, Minnesota Builds "Wet Houses" for Boozy Native Americans, and Nike Ditches it's New "Get High" T-Shirts After Public Protests. MORE  

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Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Talks About Jerry Garcia’s Addiction

The singer-guitarist spoke with HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri about the music icon’s struggle with his addiction and his health.

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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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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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