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Nearly 70,000 Deaths Worldwide Are Caused by Opioid Overdoses

By Victoria Kim

The World Health Organization has released guidelines aimed at reducing overdose deaths caused by opioids. MORE  

United Nations Says Illegal Meth Manufacturing Is Spreading

By John Lavitt

Meth manufacturing has spread in developing countries thanks to lax government regulation and minimal police intervention. MORE  

Former World Leaders Call For End To War On Drugs

By McCarton Ackerman

While former world leaders called for across-the-board decriminalization, the White House has yet to embrace such measures. MORE  

New U.N. Report Finds Australia Has Most Recreational Drug Users In The World

By McCarton Ackerman

The report finds that Australians heavily use everything from marijuana and ecstasy to cocaine and crystal meth. MORE  

UN Report: MJ Legalization Increased Problem Use in the US

By Bryan Le

Legalization has led younger people to perceive cannabis as less of a health risk, which has led to increased use and abuse in the U.S. MORE  

'Shabu' Dealers Use Freebies To Hook Filipino Students

By John Lavitt

Crystal meth has become one of the most abused drugs in the Philippines, thanks to drug dealers practically giving it away. MORE  

How to Get Involved in Stamping Out the Drug War

By Victoria Kim

Six ways you can take part in ending the war on drugs right now. MORE  

Top Economists Call On End to Drug War In New Report

By Neville Elder

Five Nobel Prize-winning economists were among those slamming the War on Drugs in a new report detailing catastrophic worldwide anti-drug policies. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 17, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Kate Major arrested for DUI, Denver pot jobs fair sees high demand, cocaine found in child's lunchbox, and man arrested twice for DUI in same night. MORE  

U.N. Anti-Drug Official Praises Iran Despite Surge In Executions

By Shawn Dwyer

Despite the refusal of European countries like Britain and Denmark to provide anti-drug funding, Yury Fedotov said that the United Nations' drug office will continue its support. MORE  

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