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Morning Roundup: January 7, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Mike Tyson says he's still addicted to drugs, Madonna in hot water for Instagram pic, Peru calls for legalizing marijuana, and Troian Bellisario talks eating disorders. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 19, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Teen parents made toddler smoke pot, Colorado toughens drunk driving laws, India bans cheap booze at U.S. embassies, and majority of 12th graders see pot as harmless. MORE  

Gringos on the Ayahuasca Trail

By Linda Stansberry

Young travelers flock to Bolivia and Peru to do hallucinogenic ayahuasca, which allegedly has spiritual, therapeutic qualities. Do shamans or charlatans await? The Fix goes along for the trip. MORE  

Russian Rehab Fire Kills 38

By Bryan Le

The incident is the latest in an unfortunate international trend of fatal rehab fires. MORE  

Sinaloa Drug Cartel Takes Root in Ecuador

By McCarton Ackerman

One of Mexico's most powerful drug gangs use Ecuador as a key trafficking hub. MORE  

Peru Takes Aim at Shining Path

By May Wilkerson

The rebel group has largely abandoned any political agenda, and now focuses on Peru's thriving cocaine trade. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 8, 2012

By The Fix staff

Pot dispensaries "cloud MMJ's image," the Coast Guard unloads a huge drugs haul, and a teen needs surgery after drinking liquid nitrogen in a cocktail. MORE  

Hallucinogen Kills US Teen in Peru

By McCarton Ackerman

A shaman is been charged with burying the boy's body after he died from eating "ayahuasca" during a ritual. MORE  

The World's Best Drug Laws

By Tony O'Neill

What are the best and worst countries to live in if you're a drug user? What is a really good set of drug laws, anyway? One man's view: as provocative and contentious as you'd expect. MORE  

Cocaine Recession Is No Blow to the Cartels

By May Wilkerson

Colombian cocaine production has plunged, along with demand. But savvy cartels find alternative ways to thrive. MORE  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

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

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