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Beanie Sigel Sentenced for Rx Drug Possession

By McCarton Ackerman

The jailed rapper faces up to two more years in prison for illegal possession of painkillers. MORE  

Staggering New Painkiller Sales Figures

By McCarton Ackerman

In 2010, US pharmacies dispensed enough pure oxycodone to give everyone in the country 40 five-milligram Percocets each. MORE  

The Latest Science on Addiction and Treatment

By Walter Armstrong

Ever wonder why alcoholism seems to run in families? A sibling-brain study just discovered why. MORE  

The Innocent Victims of America's Painkiller Panic

By Maia Szalavitz

A surge in abuse has lead to a nationwide crackdown on pain meds. But while only 1% of legitimate patients get hooked,  many doctors treat ailing patients like criminals, while actual addicts get off scot-free. MORE  

Gas-X and Excedrin in Opiates Scare

By Luke Walker

A batch of some common over-the-counter meds may accidentally contain powerful painkillers like Percocet. MORE  

Killer Pills! America's Deadliest Health Crisis

By Kevin Gray

For the past 100 years, car crashes have been the nation's leading cause of accidental death. Now, for the first time, more Americans die from prescription pills—including ten very popular meds. MORE  

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

By Will Godfrey

Meth Use Is Linked to Schizophrenia, Surge in Alcohol Abuse Reported in Ireland, and Delaware Woman Led Armed Robbery of Her Date's Percocet. MORE  

What Happens to a Non-Alcoholic Who Is Sentenced to Sobriety?

By Will Godfrey

The first few months of drying out are incredibly tough for any alcoholic. But for a “social” drinker who’s forced to quit for medical reasons, it’s easy enough. Right? MORE  

The Quick Fix
Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

4/18/14 7:30pm
Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

4/18/14 5:30pm
Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

4/18/14 3:31pm
Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

4/18/14 3:30pm
High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

4/18/14 1:00pm

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Sober Living
How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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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