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Machete-Wielding Teen High on Meow-Meow Goes on Rampage

By Bryan Le

A UK teen high on mephedrone, also known as "meow meow," brandished a machete and demanded money from store employees. MORE  

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  

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Though Silk Road 2.0 is up and running, other online drug marketplaces like Evolution are seeking to rule the dark web.

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Seattle Prosecutor Drops All Weed Tickets Thanks to One Cop

Over 80% of Seattle's marijuana tickets this year were written by weed-hating officer Randy Jokela.

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Death of ‘Distressed’ Rutgers Student May Be Alcohol-Related

Friends remembered Caitlyn Kovacs as an "upbeat" and "bubbly" person with a good head on her shoulders.

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Stephen Fry Opens Up About 15-Year Cocaine Habit

The British comedian opened up about his addiction in his new autobiography.

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According to the rock star of addiction theory, every addict had a traumatic childhood whether they realize it or not.

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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.

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For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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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. 

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This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

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Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

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Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

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

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