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Addiction Is Top Concern For Patients Prescribed Narcotics

By Victoria Kim

Over a third of patients prescribed opioid painkillers voiced concerns about addiction, poll shows. MORE  

Shocking Prescription Drug Statistics Highlight Severity of Epidemic

By McCarton Ackerman

With over 100 overdose deaths per day, prescription drugs have become more deadly than car accidents, guns, and suicides. MORE  

Houston Girl Found Dead After Prom Mixed Alcohol, Pills

By Shawn Dwyer

Jacqueline Gomez was only two weeks away from graduation when she reportedly died from a deadly combination of alcohol and painkillers. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 2, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Martin Scorsese's nephew busted for dealing dope, PA governor changes on medical pot, drunk NY cops go on shooting sprees, and pot food truck debuts in Denver. MORE  

Pill Mill Doctors in Florida Sentenced to Prison

By Paul Gaita

Though Joseph Castronuovo and Cynthia Cadet were cleared of distributing controlled substances, they were convicted on money laundering charges. MORE  

New Ballot Measure Will Require Doctors To Undergo Drug Testing

By McCarton Ackerman

The measure is sponsored by Bob Pack, a California man whose children died in a car crash caused by an addict. MORE  

Snail Venom Has Potential to Create Powerful New Painkillers

By McCarton Ackerman

Though still in the research phase, the venom-filled treatment could produce a new class of drugs one hundred times more powerful than morphine. MORE  

Star Athelete Turned Heroin Addict Tells Oprah Her Story

By Shawn Dwyer

Last week, Oprah Winfrey interviewed a former high school star athlete whose life was quickly turned upside down after being introduced to opioid painkillers. MORE  

New 'Abuse-Resistant' Painkiller May Torpedo Zohydro

By Paul Gaita

The news of Purdue Pharma's intention to rival Zohydro has caused the drug's maker, Zogenix, to see its stock drop by more than 20 percent. MORE  

Teen Painkiller Abuse Drastically Drops In Ohio

By McCarton Ackerman

A survey found that illicit painkiller use among teens has fallen considerably, while heroin, cocaine, and steroid use has also declined. MORE  

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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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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.

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

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