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FAMM Fights for a Fairer Deal for Drug Offenders

By Seth Ferranti

Drug prisoners tell The Fix what Families Against Mandatory Minimums means to them. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 1, 2012

By The Fix staff

California could end its "three strikes" law, how Valium changed America, and a DUI suspect sprays cologne in his mouth to cover the smell. MORE  

The Ugly Truth of Mandatory Drug Sentencing

By Seth Ferranti

Clarence Aaron is serving three life terms for a small-time college cocaine deal, another victim of heinous mandatory drug sentencing laws. If he's waiting for Obama—or anyone else—for help, he'll be waiting a long time. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 3, 2012

By May Wilkerson

Top Mexican drug kingpin sentenced to 25 years, addicts seeking "sober homes" subject to scams, and Colin Farrell opens up to Ellen about being seven years sober. MORE  

Colombian Drug Lord Gets 16 Years in US Prison

By May Wilkerson

The leader of one of the world's most powerful drug cartels faces reduced US prison sentence. MORE  

Is The War on Drugs Racist? Bestseller Fuels Debate

By May Wilkerson

A bombshell new book argues that the drug war unfairly targets blacks. MORE  

Video: NJ Governor Gets Soft on Drugs

By Hunter R. Slaton

Chris Christie now backs treatment—not jail—for non-violent drug offenders. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 3, 2012

By Luke Walker

Top Colombian Drug Lord Shot Dead by Police, THC in Marijuana May Cause Psychosis, and DARE Anti-Drug Campaign Loses Steam in Florida. MORE  

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Mexican Drug Cartel Allegedly Had Stash House In Minnesota

Four men have been charged with operating the spot for an unnamed cartel. One has pleaded guilty, while another remains at large.

8:30am
Morning Roundup: July 31, 2014

Drunk Kate Moss gets onto flight without a ticket, patient sues plastic surgeon over cocaine nose, and Kentucky Fried Chicken offers free LSD.

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15 Australians Die From Alcohol Every Day, Report Says

A stunning increase in the numbers of Aussies injured by alcohol has prompted calls for tough warning labels.

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Riker's Island Officers Arraigned for Smuggling Drugs Into Prison

An undercover sting operation in June busted two officers and one former officer smuggling prescription pills into Rikers Island prison.

7/30/14 5:30pm
Drew Barrymore's Half-Sister Found Dead of Apparent Overdose

Jessica Barrymore was parked on the street in her car surrounded by drugs, according to police.

7/30/14 3:30pm

Rehabilitation Directories

The Rehab Review
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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