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Two California Counties Sue Big Pharma For Painkiller 'Deception'

By Shawn Dwyer

Officials from Orange and Santa Clarita counties have sued five of the largest drug companies for false advertising and misleading doctors about narcotic painkillers. MORE  

U.N. Anti-Drug Official Praises Iran Despite Surge In Executions

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite the refusal of European countries like Britain and Denmark to provide anti-drug funding, Yury Fedotov said that the United Nations' drug office will continue its support. MORE  

High, Naked Man Shot Dead By Police After Biting Man's Face

By McCarton Ackerman

The unidentified man was shot three times after police officers failed to subdue him with a taser. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 11, 2013

By Victoria Kim

The NSA has a mandate to "stem the flow of narcotics" into the US, Google cuts search ads and videos for illegal drugs, and Wiz Khalifa puts his baby before his pot. MORE  

Philip Seymour Hoffman Bounces Back From Relapse

By McCarton Ackerman

The Oscar-winning actor went through detox for heroin and Rx drugs following 23 years clean. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 19, 2012

By The Fix staff

Painkiller crackdown targets pharmacies, dieting may trigger food addiction, and talk show host Montel Williams calls out anti-marijuana campaign for racism. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 18, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

JFK baggage handler gets life for drug smuggling, crack addicts rounded up after Rio raids, and teetotal Mitt Romney practiced sitting on a bar stool for the debate. MORE  

Tanzania Starts Needle Giveaway

By Chrisanne Grise

Addiction and HIV are growing problems in the East African nation, but harm reduction has its opponents. MORE  

Confessions of a Modern-Day Opium Fiend

By Steven Martin

My childhood love of collecting led in adulthood from amassing opium smoking paraphernalia—and the occasional pipe of high-quality dope—to desperate addiction to a nearly forgotten narcotic. MORE  

ER "Toothache" Pain 'Scripts Surge

By McCarton Ackerman

Too many patients and too little time give ER doctors trouble deciding who needs meds and who just wants them. MORE  

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Head Shop Owner Gets 17½ Years for Selling Synthetic Drugs

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The most dangerous drug is still the most popular—and the most legal.

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'Girls' Star Zosia Mamet Reveals Eating Disorder

The actress wrote about her long struggle in a column published in Glamour magazine.

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E-Cigarettes Are Not As Harmless As We've Been Told

A number of recent studies have shown that vapor contains harmful byproducts that can cause asthma, cancer, and heart disease.

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Documentary Examines Addiction Among Classical Musicians

The British-made Addicts Symphony explores the surprising rise of drug abuse among classical musicians.

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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, 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.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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