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Man Almost Killed Girlfriend After Hallucinating Bear Attack While on MDMA

By McCarton Ackerman

Lucas Gingras convinced Ladonna Merriman to jump off a 70 foot cliff to avoid the bear. MORE  

New England Governors Unite To Battle Heroin Addiction

By Shawn Dwyer

Five of six New England governors—all Democrats—attended the summit. Absent was Republican Gov. Paul LePage of Maine. MORE  

Shocker: Today's Typical Heroin User is Young and White

By Victoria Kim

No longer an inner city problem, heroin has become almost exclusively the scourge of middle-class suburbia. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 1, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Jennifer Lawrence puked after Oscars, DEA busts CO pot business, attorney laundered money for drug client, and drunk man tasered for throwing underwear at cops. MORE  

Drug Relapse Rates Doubling At Several Vermont Treatment Centers

By McCarton Ackerman

A new cost-cutting state requirement gives treatment practitioners only two weeks to determine what kind of care a patient receives. MORE  

Vermont Governor Focuses State Of The State On Drug Abuse

By John Lavitt

Governor Peter Shumlin used his entire annual address to outline an ambitious plan to combat the state’s "full blown" heroin epidemic. MORE  

Vermont Enacts Good Samaritan Law

By Tessie Castillo

Today VT becomes the 13th state to protect victims and witnesses of a drug overdose from prosecution. MORE  

Heroin Use Rises in New England

By McCarton Ackerman

Officials in VT, ME and NH say Rx drug addicts are increasingly resorting to cheaper heroin. MORE  

Why I Left AA After 12 Years

By Louise Wareham Leonard

I needed to recover from 12-step recovery. Years after leaving the rooms, I'm grateful for a life of serenity and moderate drinking. MORE  

And the Biggest Beer-Drinking State Is...

By McCarton Ackerman

Does your state swill enough beer to make this list of America's top 10? 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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Sober Living
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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