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Study Links Medical Marijuana With Reduced Overdose Deaths

By McCarton Ackerman

Anti-pot advocates are angry that medical marijuana is being presented as a healthier alternative to pills. MORE  

New York Drug Dealer Charged In Molly Death at Electric Zoo

By John Lavitt

Patrick Morgan is being charged with selling the molly that led to the death of 23-year-old Jeffrey Russ in 2013. MORE  

Minnesota Teen Pleads Guilty To Murder In Overdose Death

By McCarton Ackerman

A total of five teens were charged with third-degree murder in the death of Tara Fitzgerald from synthetic drugs. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 8, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Ice Road Truckers star wasted during arrest, woman smoked crack while breastfeeding, and man drags wife to cops over WhatsApp addiction. MORE  

Teen's Caffeine Death Raises Debate Over Regulation of Drug

By Shawn Dwyer

An Ohio teen was days away from graduating high school with honors when he died from ingesting too much powdered caffeine. MORE  

University May Start Drug Testing Cheerleaders After Tragic Death

By McCarton Ackerman

Danielle Cogwell's "suspected overdose" death last week has prompted calls to change Louisville's drug policy. MORE  

Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Found Dead of Apparent Overdose

By Shawn Dwyer

Jessica Barrymore was parked on the street in her car surrounded by drugs, according to police. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 29, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

One Direction fans shred tickets after pot video, mother arrested for drunk driving three times in one week, and Linkin Park narcs out Sublime With Rome. MORE  

Synthetic Drug NBOMe Responsible For Three Deaths In Central Indiana

By McCarton Ackerman

The LSD-like synthetic that can be vaporized, swallowed, or inhaled has put the U.S. and some European countries on high alert. MORE  

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  

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Turkey Struggling With Synthetic Drug 'Bonzai'

A new form of synthetic cannabis has caused a rash of schizophrenia-like behavior and heart failure among users.

8:30am
Morning Roundup: Aug. 28, 2014

Josh Gordon loses suspension appeal after failed drug test, B-Real does ice bucket challenge with weed, and bus driver caught smoking drugs before crash.

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Dangerous Eating Disorder Behaviors Are Not Exclusive to Rail-Thin Teens

The study showed that eating disorders are not diagnosed early enough when specialists focus exclusively on weight.

8/27/14 7:30pm
Boston Globe Editorial Calls for End of Heroin Prohibition

A former New Jersey police officer passionately denounced arresting and imprisoning opiate addicts.

8/27/14 5:30pm
Moderate Drinking Can Sharpen Sense Of Smell

Israeli researchers have found that a few drinks improved an individual's ability to smell, though too many had the adverse effect.

8/27/14 3:30pm

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Helping My Wife Survive Childhood Sexual Abuse

My wife revealed to me that she had been sexually abused by her stepfather. The process of healing has been difficult, but together we are working towards her recovery.

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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?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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