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Morning Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Dolly Parton worries about Miley Cyrus, Supreme Court knocks down drug testing, pot firm buys land in Florida, and Kendall Jenner slams mom for being 'drunk'. MORE  

Social Media Becomes Hotbed For Drug Cartels To Boast Of Violence

By McCarton Ackerman

Dubbed narcomedia, the trend of cartels using social media to display acts of violence has been growing more widespread. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 24, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Coca-Cola makes cocaine reference, Louisiana bans more synthetic drugs, woman punches cop high on PCP, and two Texas women give toddler six shots of vodka. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 12, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

'Blarney Blowout' leads to mass arrests, drunk boat captain abandons snorkelers, Denver hosts pot jobs fair, and Twitter pick of beer-drinking dog results in arrests. MORE  

National Institutes Of Health 'Mining' Social Media Sites For Drug Data

By McCarton Ackerman

New grant money will assist the government agency in so-called observational research into how social influences play a role in shaping health behaviors. MORE  

Mexico Relies on Social Media for Drug War News

By Victoria Kim

With mainstream media silenced by fear of drug cartels, sites like Twitter are the only "safe" way to report the violence. MORE  

Interact With The Fix!

By The Fix staff

Join in "the meeting after the meeting" on Facebook, Twitter, our "Best of the Week" e-newsletter and Google+. MORE  

Former Skid Row Frontman Is 90 Days Sober

By May Wilkerson

Heavy metal singer Sebastian Bach celebrates his newfound sobriety on social media. MORE  

Demi Lovato Needs No Drugs

By Valerie Tejeda

The singer tweets, parties, and gets her tonsils removed—all without drugs or booze. MORE  

Today at 3 pm: Join Our Twitter Chat on Rx Drugs!

By Bryan Le

How did America get hooked on prescription pills? And what can we do about it? Join us with our co-hosts Phoenix House on #rxchat! MORE  

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New ABC Drama ‘Black Box’ Tackles Addiction

Kelly Reilly plays a world-renowned neuroscientist with bipolar disorder who gets off on skipping her meds.

4/22/14 7:30pm
Republican State Congressman Arrested For DUI

Dan Eagle saw his rising star fade a bit after getting arrested for driving under the influence upon leaving a Taco Bell and blowing a red light in Tallahassee.

4/22/14 5:30pm
San Diego Man Claims Anti- Smoking Drug Made Him Kill Ex-Wife

Tim Danielson said that Chantix plunged him into depression weeks before he shot ex-wife Ming Qi several times and then tried to kill himself.

4/22/14 3:30pm
Supreme Court Smacks Down Rick Scott On Drug Testing

The high court denied Florida's petition to hear new arguments in the case, so naturally Scott remained defiant in his increasingly quixotic pursuit of mandatory drug testing.

4/22/14 1:00pm
Crime Lab Delays In Texas Sparking Bogus Drug Convictions

A lack of rapid, competent forensic labs and a dearth of public resources has caused another black eye for justice in Texas.

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For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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