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Morning Roundup: September 20, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

The Czech government announces alcohol reform after poisonings, pot legalization could be a "tax windfall" for states, and Canada takes away Santa's pipe. MORE  

Tom Arnold Cleans Up

By Kristen McGuiness

When he became addicted to painkillers after nearly two decades of sobriety, Tom Arnold kept it a secret. Then he almost died. Now he’s back to tell the tale. MORE  

The Truth About Teens and Heroin

By Tony O'Neill

More teenagers are using heroin than ever before, thanks in part to the opiate introduction they’re getting prescribed. Just another way the War on Drugs is missing the mark. MORE  

NASCAR Driver Returns After Heroin Recovery

By Chrisanne Grise

Aaron Fike—the driver who spurred NASCAR'S improved drug-testing policy—is eligible to race again. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 22, 2012

By Bryan Le

Drug war takes 40 more lives in Mexico, how being in a gang is an "addiction," and DUI teen tells deputy his dad is an "autobot." MORE  

Is Pot a Safer Alternative to Painkillers?

By Chrisanne Grise

The Canadian behind new research on the painkilling properties of pot tells The Fix that marijuana is an "exit drug." MORE  

From NFL to Painkiller Hell—and Back

By Will Godfrey

Former Jets QB Ray Lucas suffered severe injuries during his NFL career. But his biggest battle—with the pills he'd started using as a pro—came after he retired. MORE  

Rogue Medic Sparks Hep. C Alert

By Chrisanne Grise

Health officials scramble to test thousands of patients as a medical technician is charged with contaminating syringes in New Hampshire.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 26, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Kerry Kennedy was on Ambien during car crash, Bloomberg plots to tackle NYC's alcohol consumption, and Frances Bean Cobain councils Demi Moore's daughters. 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  

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A pair of scientists claimed in the New England Journal of Medicine that electronic cigarettes can alter brain chemistry like cocaine.

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Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

This is the second time the Olympic star has been busted for driving under the influence.

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America Consumes 80% of the World's Prescription Painkillers

Though ranking 24th in literacy and dead last among developed nations in healthcare, the U.S. is number one when it comes to taking prescription drugs.

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Student Athletes In Oregon Demand School Drug Testing

In a surprising turn, students in one Oregon school district actually want to get tested for drugs.

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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.

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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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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?

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

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