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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  

The Quick Fix
Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

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

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Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

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DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

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LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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Wife of Slipknot Bassist Blames Doctor For Overdose Death

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.

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Rehabilitation Directories

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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?

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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