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Morning Roundup: April 4, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Judge Joe Brown told to 'stay sober', George Soros funding legal marijuana campaign, Missouri moves to sell booze in capital, and groom arrested at wedding for being too drunk. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 2, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Denver passes 'Dallas Buyers Club' bill, medical weed sales start in Nevada, Vancouver pizzeria sells pot pie, and Oregon man 'drunk as shit'. MORE  

Fentanyl-Laced Heroin Still a Hit With Addicts Despite Overdose Deaths

By Shawn Dwyer

The recent rash of heroin overdoses has done nothing to curb addicts' appetites for deadly drugs. MORE  

Rhode Island Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Pot

By Bryan Le

The Ocean State could soon be awash with weed if the state legislature follows Colorado and Washington's lead in taxing and regulating marijuana. MORE  

An Epidemic of Heroin Overdoses

By Shawn Dwyer

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death has shined a public light on an epidemic of heroin-related deaths that has until now been largely ignored. MORE  

Rhode Island Sees Spike in Overdose Deaths

By Allison McCabe

While fentanyl, or a fentanyl-like drug, was found in 13 of the victims, some officials have cautioned against blaming the powerful opioid for being the culprit. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 3, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Joe Jonas smoked marijuana with Miley Cyrus, British mom kicks her Pepsi habit, Russia raises the price of vodka, and bags of pot fall from the sky. MORE  

RI May Decriminalize Pot—Who's Next?

By McCarton Ackerman

Rhode Island is the latest state to drastically reduce pot penalties—causing both supporters and critics to speak up. MORE  

Colorado Wants DEA to Reclassify Pot

By Luke Walker

It's the third US state to petition for federal recognition of medical marijuana. MORE  

Loud-mouthed Anti-Drug Lawmaker Picked Up for Pot

By Dirk Hanson

I’m innocent! insisted powerful Rhode Island Republican Robert Watson after his surprising drug arrest yesterday. Alas, Connecticut cops disagreed.  MORE  

The Quick Fix
Nearly a Third of Alcoholic Beverages Have Inaccurate Labels

According to a 2013 survey, thirty percent of all booze labels have faulty information about alcohol content.

4/16/14 7:30pm
Treatment Center in India Exposed As Drug Den

A group of local activists organized a raid on the government-run agency after hearing multiple reports that officials were dealing drugs to patients.

4/16/14 5:30pm
Christian Leaders Criticize War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration

Reflecting on the symbolic rebirth of Easter, a group of Christian leaders denounced the costly and ineffective war on drugs while urging policymakers to consider treatment.

4/16/14 3:30pm
Brain Activity in Rats on PCP Offers Clues to Schizophrenia

When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain.

4/16/14 1:00pm
Everyday Average Couple Accused Of Running Massive Drug Ring

Part of a husband and wife team, Sarah Hannan controlled the finances of an extensive drug operation while on paid maternity leave.

4/16/14 10:30am

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 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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