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Morning Roundup: May 17, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Man who mixed LSD and booze to "time travel" gets prison, NJ lawmakers seek to raise smoking age to 21, and doctors get paid big bucksto promote drugs. MORE  

New York's Maternity Ward Drug Tests

By Sarah Beller

Drug tests are disproportionately enforced against new moms from low-income areas. MORE  

Moms Unite Against the Drug War

By Chrisanne Grise

A group of moms hope to raise awareness this Thanksgiving by photographing the impact of the drug war on their families. MORE  

Park Slope's "Hidden Addicted Mom Problem"

By McCarton Ackerman

Moms in the idyllic Brooklyn neighborhood habitually conceal their addictions to maintain perfect family images, claims a new book. MORE  

Everyone and Their Mom Is On Adderall

By McCarton Ackerman

Adderall prescriptions for US women have risen 750%—and many take the drug to become "better mothers." 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.

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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.

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New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

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

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4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted Your Smartphone

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

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.

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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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Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

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, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

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

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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