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Life as a Tweaker

By Amy Dresner

In my early twenties, I discovered speed. The affair was short but not at all sweet—unless you count the all Caramello bars. MORE  

The Caregiver

By Amy Dresner

I worked for a paralyzed man who taught me how quickly freedom could be taken away. If only my addiction had been willing to listen.  MORE  

What I Inherited

By Amy Dresner

Want to know if genetics plays a role in both addiction and mental illness? Just take a glance at my family tree. MORE  

Morning Roundup: April 20, 2012

By Bryan Le

Pot activists sue over 4/20 campus closure, teens on ecstasy and speed become depressed, and Rihanna spotted with "unknown substance" at Coachella. MORE  

My Life As a Teenage Meth Head

By Nic Sheff

I’d been warned about heroin but never about crystal meth. For me, it was the most dangerous drug of all. MORE  

A Tweaker's Adventures in Hollywood

By Joseph Mattson

In a  in sweaty, seductive, excerpt from a new book, a crystal-craver describes what it's like to tweak his way through LA. MORE  

How A Generation of "Beat" Writers Burnt Out on Speed

By Nicolas Rasmussen

Back in the sixties, a slew of star writers like Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs radically increased their output by consuming vast amounts of of speed. But eventually the drug did them more harm than good. MORE  

Fruit Flies on Speed

By Dirk Hanson

Experiments with fruit flies show that methamphetamine may alter the way cells metabolize glucose. That’s not good news. MORE  

Missouri Sheriff Caught Selling Meth: Nobody is Surprised

By Kirwan Gray

Carter County, Missouri, was a clean county in the midst of meth country under sheriff Tommy Adams. Now we know why. MORE  

Don't Mix Meth With Minors

By Dirk Hanson

Couple busted for trying to disguise meth lab as a day care center. Really? MORE  

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The Quick Fix
Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

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Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

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Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

4/18/14 3:31pm
Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

4/18/14 3:30pm
High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

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How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

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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