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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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Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an.

7/28/14 7:30pm
Brain-Boosting 'Smart Drugs' On The Rise

With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal.

7/28/14 5:30pm
New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.

7/28/14 3:30pm
4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted Your Smartphone

Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again.

7/28/14 1:00pm
Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem?

Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts.

7/28/14 10:30am

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I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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

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