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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  

Tennessee: A State of Epidemic

By A.J. Dugger III

Tennessee ranks second per capita in the U.S. for prescription drug abuse. It’s a middle class epidemic. How did it happen in a state known for music and horses? MORE  

U.S. War Veteran Addicted to Opiates Due to Lack of Treatment Options

By Bryan Le

The Department of Veteran's Affairs gave Justin Minyard prescription painkillers instead of discussing options with him. MORE  

Do Efforts to Crack Down on Prescription Drug Abuse Drive Users to Heroin?

By Tessie Castillo

Nearly 80% of recent heroin initiates started by misusing prescriptions. What are we doing about it? MORE  

Monteith Death Reveals "New Face of Heroin"

By McCarton Ackerman

The Glee actor's overdose highlights heroin's new demographic: white men in their 30s. MORE  

Medicaid Policies Restrict Opioid Addiction Treatment

By McCarton Ackerman

Some experts say limited access to opioid addiction meds could put addicts' lives in danger. MORE  

Poppy Seed Bagel Case Leads to Drug Policy Changes

By May Wilkerson

Elizabeth Mort, whose newborn was taken after a poppy seed bagel set off a positive drug test, settles her lawsuit. MORE  

Why Do Certain People Get Hooked on Painkillers?

By Valerie Tejeda

A missing enzyme in the brain could put some people at higher risk for opioid addiction. MORE  

Washington Sees Heroin Spike After Painkiller Crackdown

By Valerie Tejeda

Tougher painkiller laws driving drug users to heroin is a growing national trend. MORE  

Heroin Use Rises in New England

By McCarton Ackerman

Officials in VT, ME and NH say Rx drug addicts are increasingly resorting to cheaper heroin. MORE  

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California Moves To Clean Up Medical Pot Business

Fifteen years after its initial passage, California's medical marijuana law remains a headache for state politicians.

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Michigan Debates Controversial Roadside Saliva Tests for Weed

Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana opponents and even law enforcement officials have criticized the method being proposed for testing levels of THC.

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Methadone Clinics Shuttered In Crimea After Russian Takeover

Following the annexation of the region, Russia dealt a devastating blow to addicts by banning methadone treatment.

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Cattle-Worming Drug Found In British Cocaine

Authorities issued an alert saying 80 percent of cocaine seized in the UK has been cut with Levamisole, a cattle deworming drug that allegedly rots human skin.

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Former NBA Star Chris Herren Raises Money For Recovery

By finishing the Boston Marathon, Harren took another big step in his own recovery from opiate addiction while also raising funds to help others like him.

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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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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