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Managing Chronic Pain in Sobriety

By Amy Dresner

As a sober addict prescribed Oxycodone, comedian Amy Dresner was careful to follow doctor's orders. Then her disease kicked in. MORE  

Did Big Pharma Knowingly Conceal the Dangers of Oxycontin?

By Jed Bickman

Kentucky thinks so. The state is filing a billion-dollar lawsuit against Purdue, alleging that it actively suppressed data about the drug's addictive nature. MORE  

Dentists Urged to Fight Painkiller Abuse

By Dirk Hanson

“Dentists write the third-most prescriptions for immediate release opioids in the United States.” MORE  

Video: Scientists’ Solution to the Secret of Sunburn May Lead to New Pain Drugs

By Dirk Hanson

Discovery of a mechanism that triggers inflammatory pain could lead to safer painkilling medications. MORE  

Lawyer Steals Mortgages to Pay for his Oxy Habit

By Kirwan Gray

$800,000 worth of grand larceny notwithstanding, John Rodia doesn’t have any money or any Oxy. MORE  

Ohio Oxy Doctor Found Guilty of Causing Fatal ODs

By Dirk Hanson

More than 70 police officers, pharmacists, patients, and clinic employees testifed to Volkman’s astonishing volume of painkiller prescriptions. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

From Prescription Drugs to Heroin, Life in a Drugged-Out Nursing Home, and the World's Drunkest Countries. MORE  

"Classic" Tab of Oxy Fetches $50

By Dirk Hanson

Purdue Pharma's new 'anti-abuse' version of OxyContin recently hit the shelves. But loyalists prefer to shell out big bucks for the old brand. MORE  

Florida Everglazed

By Dirk Hanson

Rife with phony pain centers, Florida prescribes ten times more Oxycodone pills than all other states combined. So why did the state's new GOP governor shockingly kill a bill that would have radically cut down on the practice? MORE  

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Adults Quitting Smoking Prefer Fun-Flavored E-Cigs

Fruity flavors might seem like they're just for kids, but adult e-cig users love them too—and say it helps them quit regular tobacco.

7/22/14 7:30pm
Florida Pill Mill Doc Gets 15 Years In Prison

Zachary Rose testified against other employees, but was ultimately dubbed a con artist by a district court judge.

7/22/14 5:30pm
Study Claims Pot Smoking Doesn't Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Despite new evidence, the jury is still out on whether or not weed does contribute to causing cancer.

7/22/14 3:30pm
'Star Wars' Ewok Admits Cocaine, Alcohol Addiction

After being caught on camera doing cocaine, actor Paul Grant has admitted to needing help for the addictions that caused him to lose everything.

7/22/14 1:00pm
Experts Blame the Child Migrant Crisis on America’s Drug War

This past week, experts showed how America's wayward drug war has contributed to the humanitarian crisis spilling over its southern border.

7/22/14 10:30am

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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