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The Crescent and the Needle: The Remarkable Rise of NA in Iran

By John Lavitt

Narcotics Anonymous has thrived in Iran since 1990, second in membership and groups only to the United States. The Fix takes a look inside the phenomenon. MORE  

Don't Look Now: The Right is Leading the Way To Saner Drug Policies

By Edmund Newton

After years of intolerance, some leading conservatives and red states are now edging past liberals to reform zero-tolerance drug laws to favor treatment over prison. MORE  

To Legalize or Not to Legalize?

By John Brinkley

With Colorado and Washington already allowing recreational use and a public groundswell supporting legalization, should other states follow suit? MORE  

Howard Dean and the Politics of Recovery

By Jay Levin

What would it look like if American public policy was aimed at dramatically reducing substance abuse and revolutionizing treatment? An innovative former presidential candidate tells The Fix how the new game would be played. MORE  

UnVaping: A New Ban Treats E-Cigs the Same as Tobacco. Are They?

By Sarah Peters

Even though science has yet to pass judgement on e-cigarettes, states have started restricting vaping like smoking. MORE  

Conservative Conference-Goers Support Legal Marijuana

By Bryan Le

Shocking as it may be, a majority of attendees at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference actually support the legalization of marijuana. MORE  

The Upside Down World of Welfare Drug Testing

By Meg Williams

Sweeping aside liberal objections about the rich punishing the poor, conservatives believe that welfare drug tests help employers and save the state money. But what does zero tolerance really produce? MORE  

Senator Marco Rubio Refuses To Answer Whether or Not He Has Smoked Pot

By Bryan Le

Despite even the President having admitted to indulging, the junior senator from Florida continues to dodge the question. MORE  

GOP Rep: Obama's Pot Comments Could Lead to More Teens Trying Pot

By Bryan Le

Congressman John Mica criticized the president's marijuana policies as "schizophrenic," despite a lack of substantive changes from the administration. MORE  

Uruguay's Pro-Pot President Admits He's "Never Tried It"

By Victoria Kim

The progressive president has fought for a bill to legalize pot, but not for his own self-interest. MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Willie Nelson's Daughter Busted For Marijuana Possession

Paula Nelson followed her father's footsteps by getting busted with just under two ounces of weed in Texas.

8:30am
Morning Roundup: April 23, 2014

Voters fill Cocaine Congressman's seat, drunk father puts daughter in headlock, Florida surgeon general opposes medical pot, and feds say powdered booze an error.

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New ABC Drama ‘Black Box’ Tackles Addiction

Kelly Reilly plays a world-renowned neuroscientist with bipolar disorder who gets off on skipping her meds.

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Republican State Congressman Arrested For DUI

Dan Eagle saw his rising star fade a bit after getting arrested for driving under the influence upon leaving a Taco Bell and blowing a red light in Tallahassee.

4/22/14 5:30pm
San Diego Man Claims Anti- Smoking Drug Made Him Kill Ex-Wife

Tim Danielson said that Chantix plunged him into depression weeks before he shot ex-wife Ming Qi several times and then tried to kill himself.

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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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.

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

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