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Morning Roundup: December 19, 2013

By Shawn Dwyer

Teen parents made toddler smoke pot, Colorado toughens drunk driving laws, India bans cheap booze at U.S. embassies, and majority of 12th graders see pot as harmless. MORE  

Washington Sees Heroin Spike After Painkiller Crackdown

By Valerie Tejeda

Tougher painkiller laws driving drug users to heroin is a growing national trend. MORE  

Morning Roundup April 11, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Obama's budget cuts raise cost of smoking, Canada "at the center" of opioid epidemic, and ex-Chicago Bear Sam Hurd charged with selling pot and cocaine. MORE  

Seattle Cops Return Pot to Dealers

By McCarton Ackerman

Officers politely ask dealers to "refrain from dealing" and let them go, weed in hand. MORE  

Morning Roundup March 22, 2013

By Ben Feuerherd

Drug addiction plagues Myanmar, one in ten people are smartphone addicts, and rapper Too $hort denies meth charges because "his thing is weed." MORE  

Painkiller Abuse Moves West

By Sarah Beller

Rates of opioid abuse are down in Southern states, but rising in the West, according to a recent SAMSHA report.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 13, 2013

By The Fix staff

Russia bans smoking in public places, a Coca-Cola addict's death harms Coca-Cola's "healthy" image, and Bruce Willis talks about his ex-sobriety. MORE  

Now Hiring: Pot Consultant for Washington

By McCarton Ackerman

Are you suited to advise Washington State on all things marijuana? MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 31, 2013

By The Fix staff

Russia snubs the US in their fight against drugs, Washington State is looking for a qualified pot consultant, and A-Rod faces new doping allegations. MORE  

"Godfather" of Needle Exchange Dies

By Ben Feuerherd

Dave Purchase started exchanging needles on a street corner in 1989 and became a national leader of the movement. MORE  

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Rehabilitation Directories

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.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

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.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

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?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

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

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