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Anti-Anxiety Drugs and Sleeping Pills Linked to Increased Risk of Death

By Victoria Kim

Researchers warned doctors to exercise more caution in prescribing drugs like Xanax and Ambien, the side effects of which they said are "significant and dangerous." MORE  

SeaWorld's Killer Whales Are Taking Benzos

By Bryan Le

Sea World admits to drugging their orcas with psychotropics - for their own good, apparently. MORE  

‘X-Factor’ Winner Matt Cardle Off to Rehab

By Shawn Dwyer

The 30-year-old 'When We Collide' singer has joined a 28-day program for prescription drug addiction. MORE  

Learning to Sit Still

By Chloe Caldwell

I always prided myself on my ability to handle my drugs. Now that I’m making my first clutches at sobriety, I’m beginning to see that I’d much rather be able to handle me. MORE  

Fifth Time’s a Charm

By Amy Dresner

I’ve been going to rehab for the past 15 years. But this is my last one—I hope.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: October 1, 2012

By The Fix staff

California could end its "three strikes" law, how Valium changed America, and a DUI suspect sprays cologne in his mouth to cover the smell. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 9th, 2012

By Reina Berger

Viagra hope for children with heart defects, why sex addiction won't make the new DSM-V, and a drunken bear frightens Florida. MORE  

The Truth About Whitney Houston and Xanax

By Walter Armstrong

A lethal combination of benzos and booze may have killed Whitney Houston. Is one of the most over-prescribed (and profitable) drugs in America really that dangerous? MORE  

More Than 200 Million People Use Illicit Drugs

By Luke Walker

Developed nations are the most enthusiastic consumers, notes a comprehensive review of studies, and the figures given are an underestimate. MORE  

UK Docs Sued by Benzo Patients

By Valerie Tejeda

A flood of legal cases from tranquilizer addicts is anticipated. MORE  

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Georgia Governor Signs 911 Medical Amnesty Law

Georgia became the 19th state to pass limited prosecution immunity to people calling emergency services to help save someone suffering from an overdose.

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Mobile Addicts on the Rise, According to Data Study

The data analytics company, Flurry, has found a triple-digit increase in the percentage of mobile addicts in the past year alone.

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DOJ To Make Sweeping Changes to Clemency Process

The expanded criteria will allow President Obama to potentially reduce the number of prisoners serving long sentences for federal drug convictions.

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LSD-like Drug 25i Lands Three Teens In Hospital

While closely mimicking the effects of LSD, taking 25i can ultimately lead to increased heart rates, disorientation, and even violent behavior.

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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