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World Health Organization Suggests Decriminalizing Personal Drug Use

By McCarton Ackerman

Following the WHO's suggestion could lead to a drastic drop in the rate of drug abuse, as shown by Portugal. MORE  

Global Drug Survey Shows Alcohol Is Most Commonly Used Drug In The World

By McCarton Ackerman

Far outpacing tobacco and marijuana, alcohol remains humanity's drug of choice. MORE  

Can “Retraining” the Brain Help Addicts?

By Paul Gaita

A new Cardiff University study aims to determine whether or not neurofeedback can help treat alcohol and substance addiction. MORE  

Latin America Looks to Europe for Drug War Help

By McCarton Ackerman

Disenchanted with the US's failing counternarcotics efforts, Latin American leaders reach across the Atlantic for model laws. MORE  

Austerity Could Crush Portugal's Drug Program

By Tony O'Neill

Portugal's successful example of treating drug addiction as a health problem, instead of a matter for the police, is threatened by cuts. 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  

Morning Roundup: July 20, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Marijuana before pregnancy may double the risk of premature birth, decriminalization decreases drug usage in Portugal, and Russell Brand relapses, sexually. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 13, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Russians are horrified by their drug abuse epidemic, insurers pay big markups as doctors dispense drugs, and the Rolling Stones survive a half-century of partying. MORE  

Gen. McCaffrey: Portugal's Drug Policy "B***S***"

By Will Godfrey

The former Drug Czar reacts angrily when The Fix asks him about following Portugal's decriminalization. MORE  

Ten Years Ago Portugal Decriminalized All Drugs. What Happened Next?

By Tony O'Neill

When the drug-drenched nation legalized all drugs within its borders, most critics predicted disaster. But the results took almost everybody by surprise. MORE  

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