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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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Former Soldier Re-Enlists to Fight Addiction in the Military

Frank Greenagel has returned to active duty in order to wage war against the growing scourge of drug addiction in the military.

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Kentucky Teens Impacted By Drug Abuse Eligible For College Scholarship

Once again, the Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship and the Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to high school students affected by drugs.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Contributing to Greater Naloxone Access

The actor's death has triggered dozens of states to enact naloxone programs and Good Samaritan laws.

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Women who had ended their marriages reported higher levels of drug and alcohol use as a means to relieve stress.

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