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United Kingdom's 'Most Wanted' Drug Trafficker Captured In South Africa

By McCarton Ackerman

British authorities caught up to Martin Evans after he spent three years on the run. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 6, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Drunk Alabama fan goes crazy at Sugar Bowl, Memphis grandma calls 911 for beer, high demand for pot in Colorado, and Lisa Robin Kelly's cause of death revealed. MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 10, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Woman falls for man who shot her, drunk journalists not allowed at Mandela funeral, New York already legalized medical pot, and Lamar Odom cops a plea. MORE  

South African Cops Get Accidentally High on the-Job

By Mei Schultz

Nine officers got "high as kites" off muffins they didn't realize were loaded with cannabis. MORE  

Clown Wins Suit Against Magazine for Meth-Addict Jibe

By Bryan Le

Puddles defends his profession against a comparison to meth-addicted cross dressers. MORE  

Video: Drunk Park Ranger Charges Wild Elephant

By Bryan Le

A field guide at a South African national park is lucky the stunt only cost him his job. MORE  

Drones Deliver Booze in South Africa

By Bryan Le

Attendees at a summer music festival will have their beers dropped from unmanned planes. MORE  

Steroids Found at Oscar Pistorius' Home

By McCarton Ackerman

Cops investigate whether the track star was in a "roid rage" the night of his girlfriend's murder. MORE  

"Whoonga" Abuse Threatens HIV Patients

By May Wilkerson

Smoking antiretroviral meds mixed with street drugs ("Whoonga") fuels immunity to HIV treatment. MORE  

Africa's Binge Drinkers Tempt Big Alcohol

By Chrisanne Grise

Binge drinking adds to violence, birth defects and HIV. But Western companies have their eye on a thriving market. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Sept. 18, 2014

Chinese cops formally arrest Jackie Chan's son, Wes Walker reinstated under new NFL drug policy, and police called to handle drunk skunk.

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'Magic Mushrooms' Show High Success Rate for Smoking Cessation

Though a small study, researchers found that taking psilocybin can have a positive effect on quitting smoking.

9/17/14 7:30pm
New Jersey Bill Classifies Drug Addiction as Mental Illness

Strongly supported by parents of children lost to overdoses, Bill A3227 will give judges the power to send addicts to treatment.

9/17/14 5:30pm
Generic Version of Pricey Hep C Drug Available in Developing Countries

The $1,000-a-pill hep c treatment will be approximately $10-a-pill in its generic version, but it won't be available in the U.S.

9/17/14 3:30pm
White House Celebrates 25 Years of National Recovery Month

Today the Office of National Drug Control Policy will pay tribute to individuals in recovery with a live streaming event at 2pm EST.

9/17/14 1:00pm

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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.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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