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Morning Roundup: December 18, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Marines on duty will face random breathalyzer tests, medical marijuana dispensaries must remain cash-only, and the probe into Amy Winehouse's death is reopened. MORE  

Pakistan Faces Growing Opium Scourge

By May Wilkerson

The country's drug problem is expected to worsen when troops leave neighboring Afghanistan. MORE  

Meet the "Robin Hood" of Suboxone

By Jennifer Matesa

Albuquerque's "Mystery Man" hawks the detox drug Suboxone to addicts at a price they can afford. But is he right? MORE  

Heroin Spike Hits Missouri Rehab

By Hunter R. Slaton

A rehab president tells The Fix that Rx pain meds and Mexican cartels are to blame. MORE  

Afghan Children Dying from Opium Addiction

By Valerie Tejeda

Impoverished mothers administer the opiates to their children to pacify them while they work. MORE  

Opium Price Hike Could Spur Afghan Violence

By McCarton Ackerman

Increasing demand and decreasing supply cause opium prices to skyrocket. MORE  

How Doctors Fail Pregnant Addicts

By Jennifer Matesa

The author of a recent study on opiate-dependent babies tells The Fix that doctors rely too much on buprenorphine. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 26, 2012

By May Wilkerson

France approves "anti-alcoholism" drug, 3 in 5 Americans misuse prescription pills, and circus elephants test positive for opiates. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 25, 2012

By Bryan Le

Cocaine found to "rot" your brain, Mexico's most-wanted drug boss arrested, and Melissa Gilbert compares Dancing With the Stars to getting sober. MORE  

Escaping Addiction Through Exercise

By Sam Lansky

How can exercise help you escape the substances that once kept you stagnant? The author of the hit book The Long Run has a few words of advice.  MORE  

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The Quick Fix
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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Willie Nelson's Daughter Busted For Marijuana Possession

Paula Nelson followed her father's footsteps by getting busted with just under two ounces of weed in Texas.

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Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
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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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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