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FDA Approves Anti-Opioid Overdose Device

By McCarton Ackerman

A hand-held injector that delivers spoken instructions, Evizio will allow people with no medical knowledge to deliver a life-saving dose of naloxone. MORE  

Police in Baltimore Suburb Will Carry Heroin Overdose Spray

By McCarton Ackerman

Anne Arundel County is believed to be the first Maryland county to allow its police to use Narcan kits, which its chief hopes will both save lives and prevent crime. MORE  

Holder Promises Renewed Fight Against Heroin Epidemic

By Bryan Le

The U.S. Attorney General revealed plans to crack down on cartel activity as well as urged first responders to carry naloxone, an overdose-reversing drug. MORE  

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Opposes Access To Anti-Overdose Medication

By McCarton Ackerman

LePage has once again put his beliefs ahead of overwhelming evidence and in the process potentially puts more lives unnecessarily at risk. MORE  

How Addiction Treatment Killed Cory Monteith

By Maia Szalavitz

From his first rehab in his early teens to the intervention staged by Glee co-creater Ryan Murphy in March, the star was failed in every possible way by an abstinence-only recovery culture. MORE  

New Jersey's 911 Good Samaritan Law Goes Live

By Elizabeth Santeramo

Chris Christie finally signs a bill to protect people who call in ODs. Campaigners tell The Fix they're thrilled. MORE  

Overdose Drug's 1000% Price Hike Sparks Outrage

By Maia Szalavitz

Advocates for naloxone push the FDA to make the life-saving drug more affordable. MORE  

We Can End Opiate OD Deaths

By Tessie Castillo

The prescription drug naloxone reverses opiate overdoses and saves lives. But getting the emergency intervention into the hands of folks on the front line is controversial. For their clients' sake, treatment providers need to step up. MORE  

Study Boosts the Case for More Naloxone

By Sarah Beller

Wider availability of the OD prevention drug would save thousands of lives—and cheaply. MORE  

Today Honors Those Who Died by OD

By Bryan Le

International Overdose Awareness Day is a chance to promote policies that will cut our soaring fatality rate, the Drug Policy Alliance tells The Fix. MORE  

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Treatment Center in India Exposed As Drug Den

A group of local activists organized a raid on the government-run agency after hearing multiple reports that officials were dealing drugs to patients.

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Christian Leaders Criticize War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration

Reflecting on the symbolic rebirth of Easter, a group of Christian leaders denounced the costly and ineffective war on drugs while urging policymakers to consider treatment.

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Brain Activity in Rats on PCP Offers Clues to Schizophrenia

When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain.

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Everyday Average Couple Accused Of Running Massive Drug Ring

Part of a husband and wife team, Sarah Hannan controlled the finances of an extensive drug operation while on paid maternity leave.

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Global Drug Survey Shows Alcohol Is Most Commonly Used Drug In The World

Far outpacing tobacco and marijuana, alcohol remains humanity's drug of choice.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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 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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