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The Case for Harm Reduction

By Paul Gaita

A recent increase in the number of drug and alcohol programs employing the harm reduction policy indicates that the once-controversial measure is gaining ground. MORE  

Drug Czar Pushes Criminal Justice Reform

By Victoria Kim

Gil Kerlikowske insists that Obama's drug strategy will emphasize prevention, treatment and "smart on crime" policies. MORE  

UN Development Chief Slams "War on Drugs"

By McCarton Ackerman

The head of the UNDP says criminalizing drugs has created more problems than it has solved. MORE  

Two Nurses Who Volunteered for PHP Programs

By Anne M. Fletcher

Hope M. is a nurse whose job required her to be on the road much of the time. When she realized that her drinking had gotten the best of her, she voluntarily went to a prominent residential rehab and informed her employer (who had never expressed concerns about her drinking). She subsequently went to an outpatient program and faithfully attended two AA meetings a week. MORE  

The Wrong Rx for Addicted Doctors

By Anne M. Fletcher

When health-care professionals with drug or alcohol problems get caught—or admit they have a problem—they often are mandated to monitoring programs. But these "PHPs" aren't all they're cracked up to be. MORE  

Film Seeks to "Sensationalize" Recovery

By Gabrielle Wuhl

A passionate recovery advocate tells The Fix about his goal to fight stigma with a powerful documentary. MORE  

Inactivity Is "as Deadly as Smoking"

By May Wilkerson

Physical inactivity is a global "pandemic" that causes more total deaths than smoking, says a new report. MORE  

Does the War on Drugs Worsen the HIV/AIDS Epidemic?

By Jed Bickman

A new report claims that the War on Drugs has increased the spread of HIV by preventing many drug users from seeking treatment. MORE  

Dumb New Myths About Marijuana

By Kevin A. Sabet

A much-publicized new study is raising doubts about the harmful effects of pot. But it's dangerously hazy on the facts. MORE  

Vancouver Runs Out of Free Crack Pipes

By Luke Walker

Health officials wildly underestimated the popularity of the city's controversial crack pipe exchange program. MORE  

The Quick Fix
Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Talks About Jerry Garcia’s Addiction

The singer-guitarist spoke with HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri about the music icon’s struggle with his addiction and his health.

4/24/14 7:30pm
Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose.

4/24/14 5:30pm
Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

4/24/14 3:30pm
DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

4/24/14 1:00pm
LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

4/24/14 10:30am

Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
Taming of the Shrewd

People in 12-step communities refer to outsiders as "normies." I dated one. It didn't go so well, but I'm all the stronger for it.

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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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