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Gov. Chris Christie Announces Statewide Naloxone Program

By Shawn Dwyer

After a successful pilot program, New Jersey’s governor will equip all first responders with the life-saving overdose antidote. MORE  

New York City Cops To Carry Overdose Antidote

By Shawn Dwyer

The nation’s largest city will finally start to combat widespread heroin overdoses with life-saving medication. MORE  

The Rise of Peer-Based Naloxone Distribution Programs

By Tessie Castillo

Lawmakers are finally realizing that restricting access to naloxone is a bad idea; by extending the drug's availability to outreach workers, active drug users, and family members, we save lives. 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  

California Approves Widespread Use of Naloxone

By Paul Gaita

The Golden State has joined several other states across the nation in spreading the opiate overdose prevention drug to emergency rooms and first responders. MORE  

OD Antidote Shows 95% Success Rate

By Victoria Kim

After its success in one Mass. town, police across the country could soon be required to carry the life-saving nasal spray. 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  

No News Is Bad News for Overdose Drug

By Maia Szalavitz

The media is all over the problem of prescription drug overdoses, but when it comes to a fool-proof over-the-counter solution, there's scant coverage. MORE  

Occupy Vancouver Stockpiles Anti-OD Drug After Woman Dies

By Will Herbst

Nasally-administered Narcan is delivered to Occupy Vancouver, after a homeless woman dies in a second suspected heroin OD at the site in a week. MORE  

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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.

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