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Survey Shows 1 in 6 Unemployed Workers Addicted To Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

The reported number is double that of employed workers, though the real number might actually be higher. MORE  

Greece Opens First Drug Consumption Center

By McCarton Ackerman

The country tries to combat a rising demand for drugs amidst ongoing recession, high unemployment, and lack of access to healthcare. MORE  

More US Job Seekers Fail Drug Tests

By McCarton Ackerman

Pre-employment drug tests are coming back positive at the highest rate since 2007. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 17, 2013

By The Fix staff

Japanese gambling addiction fuels multibillion dollar industry, energy drinks are blamed for 20,000 hospital visits, and a Russian drunk drives a tank into a house. MORE  

"77,000 UK Addicts" Live Off Disability

By McCarton Ackerman

Thousands whose addictions leave them unable to work live off state subsidies—highly controversial in the current economic climate.  MORE  

It's Boom Time for Europe's Cigarette-Smugglers

By Sarah Beller

Driven by economic woes, a rising contraband cigarette market costs a continent up to a billion Euros. MORE  

Cat Marnell Continues to Use and Tell

By May Wilkerson

In a speed-fueled interview, the former beauty blogger says she's been an Rx addict since she was 15. MORE  

Cat Marnell Quits Job to Pursue Drugs

By May Wilkerson

Drug addicts "make the worst staffers" says the former beauty columnist for xoJane.com. MORE  

Ohio Jobseekers Routinely Fail Drug Tests

By Ariel Nagi

Over 25% of employers in the state have rejected an applicant due to a failed drug test—and the manufacturing industry has the biggest problem. MORE  

UK Addicts Must Get Treatment or Lose Benefits

By Fionna Agomuoh

A new austerity law will require jobless addicts to submit to treatment or risk losing their unemployment pay. MORE  

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Teens Who Get Drunk Sooner Are More Likely To Become Heavy Drinkers

A new research study has concluded that teens who abuse alcohol earlier in life have more chance of becoming alcoholic.

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Heroin Easier to Get than Wine and Cheaper than Beer in PA

Bags of dope are being sold for as little as $5 in the Keystone State.

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson No-Shows for Hearing In Award-Winning Drug Case

Michael Brown's killer has been on administrative leave and has no intentions of showing up for any cases this year.

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Colorado Issues New Regulations for Marijuana Industry

The new regulations will equalize THC levels in edibles and restrict cultivation, and that has some store owners worried.

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California's Fair Sentencing Act Makes All Crack Crimes Equal

California has put into law a bill that will equalize sentences for crack and powder cocaine offenders.

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Suboxone: Trading One Prison Cell for Another

Suboxone seemed like a get-out-of-jail-free card, the answer to my opiate addiction. Instead, I had a new ten-year addiction, complete with thinning hair and lost motivation.

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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, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

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Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

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Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

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What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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