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Morning Roundup: July 3, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Rob Ford admits using almost every drug known to man, MLB granted Alex Rodriguez exemption to use PEDs, and largest beer rocket ever set to launch. MORE  

Painkiller Abuse Moves West

By Sarah Beller

Rates of opioid abuse are down in Southern states, but rising in the West, according to a recent SAMSHA report.  MORE  

NYC Doc Charged in OD Deaths

By May Wilkerson

Dr. Stan Li, who once prescribed pills to a Long Island pharmacy gunman, now faces manslaughter charges over two other patients. MORE  

One Third of Painkiller Deaths Involve Methadone

By Valerie Tejeda

Methadone is best known as a treatment for heroin addicts. It's also prescribed for pain far too often. MORE  

Derek Boogaard Was Prescribed Thousands of Pills

By Adam K. Raymond

The late NHL enforcer left behind a paper trail detailing the thousands of pills he was prescribed, his father reveals. MORE  

NYC Prescription Drug ODs Hit Record Levels

By Mike Guy

Metropolitan ER visits from painkillers and anxiety meds are high, but still a fraction of the national average MORE  

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

By Will Godfrey

Methadone Clinics Create "Drug Bazaar," Mueller Enlists Sheen's Lawyer in Aspen Cocaine Case, and "Addiction" to Cell Phone Word Game Gets Alec Baldwin Booted Off Plane. MORE  

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15 Australians Die From Alcohol Every Day, Report Says

A stunning increase in the numbers of Aussies injured by alcohol has prompted calls for tough warning labels.

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Riker's Island Officers Arraigned for Smuggling Drugs Into Prison

An undercover sting operation in June busted two officers and one former officer smuggling prescription pills into Rikers Island prison.

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

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

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Zac Efron Talks Addiction With...Bear Grylls?

The Neighbors actor spoke with the reality TV survivalist about addiction while eating worms in the Caskill mountains.

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Nationwide Clearinghouse Proposed To Monitor Drug And Alcohol Offenses Of Truckers

Will a nationwide monitoring system to track the drug and alcohol use of truck drivers cause more issues than it proposes to fix?

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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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