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VIDEO: One Direction Caught Smoking Weed In Peru

By McCarton Ackerman

Members of the squeaky clean boy band proved to be anything but in a leaked video. MORE  

Sobriety in Spanish

By Bobbi Anderson

How a troubled relationship, a foreign language, and a group of Central American gentlemen helped me find recovery. MORE  

Scientists Reveal How The Drug Trade Is Destroying The Rainforest

By John Lavitt

Narco-traffickers are rolling back decades of conservation work by cutting down rainforests and leaving ecological destruction in its wake. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 7, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Mike Tyson says he's still addicted to drugs, Madonna in hot water for Instagram pic, Peru calls for legalizing marijuana, and Troian Bellisario talks eating disorders. MORE  

Uruguay's Pro-Pot President Admits He's "Never Tried It"

By Victoria Kim

The progressive president has fought for a bill to legalize pot, but not for his own self-interest. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 10, 2013

By Bryan Le

Outdoor smoking bans have an ulterior motive, Asiana 214 pilots not tested for drugs or alcohol, and Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham is kicked out of rehab. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 15, 2013

By The Fix staff

Guatemala considers legalizing drugs, a first-time DUI costs up to $16,000 in California, and Moonshiners star arrested for public drunkenness. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 28, 2013

By The Fix staff

Killing kingpins won't stop cartels, Brits drink 40% more than they think they do, and Lindsay Lohan wants to help young people avoid drugs. MORE  

UN Accepts Coca-Leaf Chewing in Bolivia

By Ben Feuerherd

Bolivia wins reinstatement to the UN Narcotics Convention—even though growing coca remains legal there. MORE  

Brazil Battles Drugs at Its Borders

By May Wilkerson

The nation deploys 9,000 troops to secure its borders against a surge of drug and arms imports. MORE  

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