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Substance Abuse and the Elderly: The Forgotten Casualties

By Paul Gaita

Prescription drug abuse among our seniors has skyrocketed. What can be done about it? MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 2, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

John Daly admits losing $90 million to casinos, Roy Hargrove sentenced for cocaine possession, and U.K. recognizes drugs as part of its economy. MORE  

Should Prescribing Doctors Be Held Responsible When Their Patients OD and Die?

By Remi L. Roy

Rehab admissions have increased, emergency room visits are up and overdose deaths from prescription medication have multiplied dramatically as a result of unregulated prescribing practices. MORE  

Are Online Pharmacies Fueling the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic?

By Allison McCabe

The Ryan Haight Act of 2008 gave the DEA the power to prosecute and shut down illegal online pharmacies. So why are so many still in business? MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 26, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Brandi Granville admits heavy alcohol and prescription drug use, Los Angeles bans public vaping, CO governor installs beer tap, and babies get free admission to 'Nymphomaniac'. MORE  

Indianapolis Colts Owner 'Desperately Needs Help' After DWI Arrest

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite his denials, Jim Irsay has been struggling with drug and alcohol addiction for decades, with one fellow owner calling him a 'sick, sick man'. MORE  

Justin Bieber Admits Using Xanax Illegally

By McCarton Ackerman

The much-maligned pop star continued his slide toward oblivion when he admitted to abusing the anxiety drug during a four-hour deposition. MORE  

Tennessee: A State of Epidemic

By A.J. Dugger III

Tennessee ranks second per capita in the U.S. for prescription drug abuse. It’s a middle class epidemic. How did it happen in a state known for music and horses? MORE  

New York 'Pill Mill' Doctor Found Dead

By Shawn Dwyer

Dr. Tomasito Virey was one of more than two dozen people implicated in New York’s Astramed scheme earlier this month. MORE  

Do Efforts to Crack Down on Prescription Drug Abuse Drive Users to Heroin?

By Tessie Castillo

Nearly 80% of recent heroin initiates started by misusing prescriptions. What are we doing about it? MORE  

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FedEx Hires Barry Bonds' Attorney For Drug Distribution Case

Despite Bonds being convicted on obstruction, the delivery giant hopes that his high-profile lawyer can help them avoid hefty fines and prison for employees.

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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, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

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

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