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Morning Roundup: August 4, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Tulisa Contostavlos allegedly tried to OD during cocaine trial, six Philly cops busted for stealing drugs, and man arrested for driving drunk with 100 chickens. MORE  

Julia Roberts Delivers 'Harsh' Eulogy For Half-Sister After Overdose Death

By McCarton Ackerman

The Oscar-winning actress flew to Georgia to attend Saturday's ceremony and shocked attendees with a 'bizarre' speech. MORE  

Wave of Emergency Room Visits in Texas Linked To Synthetic Pot

By Shawn Dwyer

Emergency rooms in Dallas and Austin have seen a surge of patients being treated for overdoses caused by K2 and Spice possibly laced with PCP. MORE  

DJ Rashad Found Dead of Apparent Overdose

By Shawn Dwyer

The 34-year-old pioneer of house music and footwork was allegedly found by a friend in a Chicago apartment next to narcotics and drug paraphernalia. MORE  

Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

By Tessie Castillo

Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose. MORE  

Wife of Slipknot Bassist Blames Doctor For Overdose Death

By McCarton Ackerman

Daniel Baldi could face 18 years in prison if convicted for his role in Paul Gray's death, as well as the deaths of several others. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Dolly Parton worries about Miley Cyrus, Supreme Court knocks down drug testing, pot firm buys land in Florida, and Kendall Jenner slams mom for being 'drunk'. MORE  

FDA Approves Anti-Opioid Overdose Device

By McCarton Ackerman

A hand-held injector that delivers spoken instructions, Evzio will allow people with no medical knowledge to deliver a life-saving dose of naloxone. MORE  

Families Affected By Drug Deaths Help Push For Lesser Sentencing

By Paul Gaita

With the help of families grieving over the loss of loved ones, cities and states across the nation are moving more toward effective harm reduction methods to stem the tide of addiction. MORE  

Alcohol Kills 88,000 Americans Per Year, Study Says

By Paul Gaita

Whether due to direct consumption or deterioration of health over time, alcohol contributes to more deaths than most illegal drugs. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Aug. 21, 2014

Jackie Chan 'ashamed' over Jaycee's pot bust, drunk man sneaks aboard plane on baggage carousel, and Weed Bus makes debut in Seattle.

7:00am
Head Shop Owner Gets 17½ Years for Selling Synthetic Drugs

Jim Carlson's long prison sentence will serve as a testing ground for future synthetic drug prosecutions.

8/20/14 7:30pm
Survey Says: Alcohol Still the Deadliest Drug

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

8/20/14 5:30pm
'Girls' Star Zosia Mamet Reveals Eating Disorder

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

8/20/14 3:30pm
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.

8/20/14 1:00pm

Rehabilitation Directories

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, 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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