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Morning Roundup: Sept. 22, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Marijuana pizza sauce now available in L.A., drunk driver pulls up to cops to say hello, and drunk airline passenger arrested for stealing booze. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Aug. 13, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Kendall Jenner stiffs server after being denied booze, man on Cannibal bites tourist, and man shoots neighbor with BB gun for smoking. MORE  

Failure to Launch: North Carolina Drug Test Program Fizzles

By Paul Gaita

A lack of funding and an overwhelming backlog of applications has stalled the testing program before it could begin. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 26, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Cyclist Diego Ulissi fails doping test, Stevie J tests positive for coke and weed, and New York cop found drunk and naked after receiving medal. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 10, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Footballer John Harston reveals gambling addiction, charter school principal charged with cocaine possession, and man attacks brother with pot plants. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 23, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Snooki admits constant boozing during 'Jersey Shore', cat brings home bag of marijuana to owner, and Edward Cocaine sees drug charges dropped. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 8, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Drunk students riot at UC, woman calls cops to complain about weed quality, drunk guy sleeps in wrong bed, and man smuggles cocaine in goat meat. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 18, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Snooki has a wake-up call, Nigella Lawson wrote cookbooks on cocaine, College of Charlson nabs Walter White wannabe, and Swedes arrest drunk boat captain. MORE  

Are Drug Cartels Infiltrating Middle America?

By McCarton Ackerman

Mexico's violent traffickers are now taking root far north of the border, a new report claims. MORE  

Should Syringes Be Decriminalized?

By Chrisanne Grise

Advocates argue that lifting laws against syringes would make both addicts and police officers safer. 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.

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?

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

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