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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Signs Heroin Legislation

By John Lavitt

The new law will expand heroin awareness and prevention efforts. 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  

Vermont Governor Focuses State Of The State On Drug Abuse

By John Lavitt

Governor Peter Shumlin used his entire annual address to outline an ambitious plan to combat the state’s "full blown" heroin epidemic. MORE  

How Can We Educate Against Addiction?

By Jane Velez-Mitchell

Fix video columnist Jane Velez-Mitchell argues that addiction ed in schools should focus more on alcoholism. MORE  

Has Obama's Drug Policy Softened?

By Valerie Tejeda

The White House says its new drug control strategy will focus more on prevention and treatment than punishment. MORE  

Teaching Kids to Get High on Life

By Maer Roshan

Millionaire San Diego broker and surfer Jon Sundt lost two siblings to drugs. Tired of the "Just Say No" approach, he dedicated himself to providing kids with a real alternative. MORE  

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