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Colorado Prepares for Marijuana Addicted Teens

By Allison McCabe

Treatment centers expect to see increasing numbers of people seeking treatment for pot addiction. MORE  

Dude, Where's My Smokes?

By Michael Dhar

Nicotine and the teenage brain: New York City targets smoking's favorite victims MORE  

Our Top 10 "Just Say No" TV Specials

By McCarton Ackerman

In the '80s a flurry of cheesy after-school specials appeared on network television, designed to curb kids' enthusiasm for drugs. The Fix presents a hard-to-forget collection of clips. MORE  

Should Drug-Using Hikers Pay for Their Own Rescue?

By Sarah Beller

Officials consider charging two lost hikers for their $160,000 rescue operation after meth was found in their car. MORE  

Teenager Drugs Her Parents to Get Online

By Sarah Beller

Desperate to get around an Internet curfew, a 15-year-old spikes her parents' milkshakes with sleeping pills. MORE  

Survey Shows Drug-Infested US High Schools

By Jennifer Matesa

Using and dealing is rampant in schools, according to a major CASAColumbia survey—and social media seems to contribute. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 3, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Drug dependency is linked to defiance, teens are trading sex for drugs and alcohol, and Tatum O'Neal is back in rehab. MORE  

"Porn School": Not Just About Porn

By Bryan Le

The director of Oxbow Academy tells The Fix that his facility for teenage boys has been misrepresented. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 8, 2012

By Bryan Le

Cuomo's pot decriminalization could be "good politics," six skill sets kids need to guard against addiction, and Mitt Romney demands that his neighbors quit smoking pot on the beach. MORE  

Addiction: It's Hiding Right Over Your Nose

By May Wilkerson

Science gets closer to explaining how some of our brains are hard-wired for addiction. MORE  

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