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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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Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose.

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The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

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DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

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LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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Wife of Slipknot Bassist Blames Doctor For Overdose Death

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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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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