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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  

The Quick Fix
High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

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Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

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Death Penalty Could Be Issued In Drug Conspiracy Case

Three suspects, including the alleged head of an entrenched drug dealing operation, face numerous criminal charges, including homicide.

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'X-Men' Director Accused Of Drugging, Raping Teenage Boy

Bryan Singer has been accused of using drugs and alcohol to sexually assault a 17 year old in the late 1990s, charges the director has vehemently denied.

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Morning Roundup: April 18, 2014

'Edward Cocaine' arrested for possession, pot biz in CO will fire employees for toking up, London tube driver drunk, and DEA makes big heroin bust.

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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

The Rehab Review
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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