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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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Brain-Boosting 'Smart Drugs' On The Rise

With the wider availability of brain-boosting pills comes growing concern over sever side effects like depression and withdrawal.

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New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.

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4 Physical Side Effects of Being Addicted Your Smartphone

Think overuse of smartphones doesn't have physical consequences? Think again.

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Can Ibogaine Curb Afghanistan’s Heroin Problem?

Despite a decade-long battle with crippling heroin addiction, Afghanistan remains reluctant in its desire to treat addicts.

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FDA Approves New Painkiller From Oxy Maker Purdue Pharma

A new oxycodone painkiller called Tarqiniq ER will feature a naloxone inhibitor when tablet is crushed.

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Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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, 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.

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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