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Rhode Island Sees Spike in Overdose Deaths

By Allison McCabe

While fentanyl, or a fentanyl-like drug, was found in 13 of the victims, some officials have cautioned against blaming the powerful opioid for being the culprit. MORE  

Family of Latest "Spice" Death Speaks Out

By Amelia Edelman

Despite growing concern about the dangers of death and addiction, synthetic marijuana continues to remain legal and widely available to teens. MORE  

Proposed Utah Law Could Prevent Overdose Deaths

By McCarton Ackerman

With overdose deaths at a seven year high, state legislators want to make sure no more people die just because someone is afraid to call the police. MORE  

More Women Dying From Rx Drug Overdoses

By Chrisanne Grise

Painkiller deaths rise 400% among women. The CDC is calls it a public health epidemic. MORE  

Dr. Drew Defends Celeb Rehab After Five Deaths

By McCarton Ackerman

Critics have attacked the doc and even compared him to "death doctor" Kevorkian. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 4, 2013

By The Fix staff

Adderall-fueled suicide raises concerns over ADHD drugs, ecstasy could save marriages, and Justin Bieber partied with a bottle of codeine. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 17, 2013

By The Fix staff

Japanese gambling addiction fuels multibillion dollar industry, energy drinks are blamed for 20,000 hospital visits, and a Russian drunk drives a tank into a house. MORE  

Why Americans Die So Young

By Ben Feuerherd

People in the US drink and smoke less than Europeans—but eating, driving and drug habits shorten our lives. MORE  

Study Boosts the Case for More Naloxone

By Sarah Beller

Wider availability of the OD prevention drug would save thousands of lives—and cheaply. MORE  

Life Expectancy Declines for Less-Educated Whites

By McCarton Ackerman

Drug ODs and smoking are thought to be major reasons why less-educated white people have lost years of life expectancy. MORE  

The Quick Fix
Morning Roundup: April 21, 2014

Rob Ford kicks off re-election with free alcohol, Ohio bans more synthetics, pot smokers hiding weed in vaporizers, and government approves powdered booze.

7:00am
Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

4/18/14 7:30pm
Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

4/18/14 5:30pm
Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

4/18/14 3:31pm
Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

4/18/14 3:30pm

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 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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