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Shoot-Out Between Rio Cops and Drug Dealers Kills Nine

By McCarton Ackerman

A fatal gun battle in a Rio slum calls into question whether police reacted with needless violence. MORE  

Rio Nabs 63 Cops In Corruption Crackdown

By McCarton Ackerman

Dozens of officers whose duty is to clean up the city are themselves charged with drug trafficking and kidnapping. MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 15, 2012

By The Fix staff

Brazilian cops storm drug-infested Rio slums, New England fungal meningitis outbreak is linked to steroids, and Lance Armstrong's lawyer wants lie detectors all round. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Cops Move Against Drug Gangs in Rio's Biggest Slum, Foreclosed Homes in Vegas Are Turned Into Grow Houses, and How to Dry Out in Dubai. MORE  

Rio Drug Lord Found in Trunk of Car

By Ariel Nagi

The capture of a favela drug boss boosts Rio's drive to clean itself up in time for the World Cup and the Olympics. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Spanish Smugglers Mold Coke into Fake Manolo Blahniks, TV Cameraman is Killed in Rio Drug Raid, And Scientists Discover a Link Between Alcohol and Asthma. MORE  

Rio's Cops Round Up Crack-Addicted Slum Kids

By Will Godfrey

Controversy in Brazil over forced detention and treatment for children of the "cracolandias." MORE  

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Vietnam Officials Slam 'Failure' Of Community-Based Drug Treatment

Despite offering a cheap way for addicts to get clean, Vietnam's first community-based treatment center has seen most of its patients drop out.

10:30am
Drew Bees Drug Tested Twice After Boasts Of Physical Prowess

The New Orleans Saints quarterback was 'randomly' selected for a drug test after claiming he could play till he was 45.

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Morning Roundup: July 29, 2014

Scott Disick swears off booze for Kourtney Kardashian, dozens arrested for drunk incidents at Keith Urban concert, and Chicago alderman arrested for DUI.

7:00am
Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an.

7/28/14 7:30pm
Brain-Boosting 'Smart Drugs' On The Rise

With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal.

7/28/14 5:30pm

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Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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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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