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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  

Morning Roundup: July 5, 2012

By Chrisanne Grise

Summer is peak time for teens to try drugs and booze, racism can prompt addiction problems, and Dr. Drew responds to allegations of GlaxoSmithKline payments. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 21, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Iran's alcohol intake concerns health officials, genetics may play a role in the body's response to painkillers, and Edie Falco explains addiction to her son. MORE  

Cali Couple's Devious Drug Trick Backfires

By Valerie Tejeda

Two attorneys are caught red-handed planting drugs on a volunteer at their son's elementary school. 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  

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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.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

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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