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Florida Proposes Measures to Treat Mentally Ill Inmates

By Desiree Bowie

The Department of Corrections will seek to reform how prisons handle inmates suffering from mental illness. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 30, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Prisoners caught breaking out to get drunk and high, two men rob Chicago pharmacy for Viagra, and Texas hunter stumbles upon huge grow operation. MORE  

Human Rights Watch Slams Cambodian Drug Detention Centers

By McCarton Ackerman

Children as young as six years old are imprisoned in Cambodia's brutal drug detention centers, where prisoners are subjected to forced labor and harsh abuse. MORE  

Smoking Pot in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

You have to be resourceful to light up behind bars these days. A prisoner tells The Fix how it's done. MORE  

Tripping in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

An inmate tells The Fix about the pros and cons of doing acid behind bars. MORE  

Tourism and Drug Trafficking Overlap in Bali

By McCarton Ackerman

Drug lords reveal from prison how the tourism mecca masks a thriving drug trade. MORE  

AA Meetings in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Meetings provide a crucial support system for recovering alcoholics behind bars, prisoners tell The Fix. MORE  

How to Make Hooch in Prison

By Seth Ferranti

Prison brewing involves some simple ingredients, some know-how...and an unwanted pair of pants, inmates explain to The Fix. MORE  

World AIDS Day: Solidarity, Struggle—Even Celebration

By May Wilkerson

While the global AIDS epidemic is leveling out, drug users and prisoners remain at high risk. MORE  

There Is Recovery in Prison

By Henry Farrell

An insane love of drinking while driving led me to my fourth DWI, and a prison bid in upstate New York. This is how I managed to find recovery behind bars. MORE  

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Kentucky Teens Impacted By Drug Abuse Eligible For College Scholarship

Once again, the Sarah Shay Memorial Scholarship and the Michael Donta Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to high school students affected by drugs.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Contributing to Greater Naloxone Access

The actor's death has triggered dozens of states to enact naloxone programs and Good Samaritan laws.

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

Mike Tyson claims he shared the same drug dealer as Robin Williams, police pull drunk man from burning car, and zombie woman arrested twice for DUI.

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Divorced or Separated Women Report Higher Stress and More Drug Use Than Men

Women who had ended their marriages reported higher levels of drug and alcohol use as a means to relieve stress.

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Banned Drugs Still Found in Weight-Loss Supplements

A new study shows that banned drugs and even anabolic steroids are still found in dietary supplements and sexual enhancement aids.

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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