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15 Bad Grandpas (and Grandmas)

By McCarton Ackerman

Retirement doesn’t have to be boring. These senior citizens bypassed the bingo nights and became involved in some of the most high-profile drug smuggling and dealing cases in recent history. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 8, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Family of Affluenza teen to pay millions, 'Crystal Methodist' pleads guilty, Army base covered in pot seeds, and man busted with cocaine sandwich. MORE  

Navy SEAL Pleads Guilty To Attempted Drug Smuggling

By McCarton Ackerman

Angel Martinez-Ramos will be sentenced later this month for smuggling cocaine, while his accomplice wife is already serving 70 months in prison. MORE  

Look Who Is Making Billions From Criminalizing Minor Drug Offenders - A Special Fix Report  

By Michelle Renee Matisons and Seth Sandronsky

Why are so many drug possessors sent to prison rather than treatment? Consider the “prison-industrial” complex, including the bail bond industry, which lobbies for harsh penalties that increase the volume of those arrested and jailed.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 1, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Jennifer Lawrence puked after Oscars, DEA busts CO pot business, attorney laundered money for drug client, and drunk man tasered for throwing underwear at cops. MORE  

Former 'Sopranos' Actor Lillo Brancato Opens Up On Drug Addiction After Prison Release

By McCarton Ackerman

The former actor has been clean for six years and hopes to revive his squandered acting career. MORE  

Shorter Prison Sentences For Must Drug Offenses Could Begin In November

By McCarton Ackerman

Come November 1, sentences won't be as long for low-level drug offenders, though traffickers and violent felons will continue to serve extensive time. MORE  

Tennessee Wants to Punish Drug-Addicted Pregnant Women

By McCarton Ackerman

The legislature recently approved a bill that would would make Tennessee the first state in the union to treat drug using women like common criminals. MORE  

Poll Shows Americans Prefer Treatment Over Jail For Drug Abusers

By McCarton Ackerman

The change in attitude toward drugs and drug users was spurred in part by a more relaxed view on marijuana, though most still don't want it in their community. MORE  

Grandma Convicted Of Dealing Drugs While Babysitting Grandkids

By McCarton Ackerman

The 59-year-old grandmother faces 11 years in prison for dealing cocaine and painkillers with the help of her two grown children. MORE  

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Adults Quitting Smoking Prefer Fun-Flavored E-Cigs

Fruity flavors might seem like they're just for kids, but adult e-cig users love them too—and say it helps them quit regular tobacco.

7/22/14 7:30pm
Florida Pill Mill Doc Gets 15 Years In Prison

Zachary Rose testified against other employees, but was ultimately dubbed a con artist by a district court judge.

7/22/14 5:30pm
Study Claims Pot Smoking Doesn't Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Despite new evidence, the jury is still out on whether or not weed does contribute to causing cancer.

7/22/14 3:30pm
'Star Wars' Ewok Admits Cocaine, Alcohol Addiction

After being caught on camera doing cocaine, actor Paul Grant has admitted to needing help for the addictions that caused him to lose everything.

7/22/14 1:00pm
Experts Blame the Child Migrant Crisis on America’s Drug War

This past week, experts showed how America's wayward drug war has contributed to the humanitarian crisis spilling over its southern border.

7/22/14 10:30am

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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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