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Syringes Used As Currency In Heroin-Addicted Myanmar

By Brent McCluskey

Heroin sells for as little as one dollar and every home has an addict. MORE  

Bracing for World Cup, Brazil Arrests Major Cocaine Supplier

By John Lavitt

Brazilian authorities have gone above and beyond in their attempts to sanitize the drug and crime-infested favelas surrounding the World Cup site. MORE  

North Korean Drug Trafficking Causing Addiction Epidemic

By McCarton Ackerman

While North Korea's hand in drug smuggling is hardly news, a new report shows just how widespread addiction is in the isolated communist nation. MORE  

London Gangs Using Children As Drug Mules

By McCarton Ackerman

Rampant poverty and a sagging economy have led children as young as 11-years-old to help smuggle crack and heroin. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 24, 2013

By Bryan Le

Dozens of Colorado cities ban recreational marijuana, the French are not pleased about smoking ban on beaches, and Lady Gaga's cocaine-filled past revealed in new "tell all" book. MORE  

"Cocaine of the Poor" Plagues Greece

By Sarah Beller

Economic disaster leads to rising use of a cheap, synthetic drug by the nation's homeless. MORE  

Minnesota Lawmakers Will Drug Test Themselves

By Bryan Le

With one voice, state politicians declare, "Bring on the cup." MORE  

The Impact of Race on Rehab Success

By Chrisanne Grise

Ethnic minorities in public treatment programs are at a disadvantage, suggests a new study. MORE  

J.K. Rowling's New Novel Tackles Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

The Harry Potter author's highly-anticipated novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy, depicts heroin addiction and a treatment clinic. MORE  

Opium Eradication Efforts Hurt Myanmar Farmers

By McCarton Ackerman

Farmers who once depended on poppy profits are now struggling to make ends meet. MORE  

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