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Republican Lawmaker Launches "No Welfare For Weed" Bill

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite the lack of evidence that EBT money is being used to buy pot, Congressman Paul Gosar is going ahead with his bill anyway. MORE  

The Upside Down World of Welfare Drug Testing

By Meg Williams

Sweeping aside liberal objections about the rich punishing the poor, conservatives believe that welfare drug tests help employers and save the state money. But what does zero tolerance really produce? MORE  

Minnesota to Test Welfare Recipients for Drugs

By Shawn Dwyer

The Land of 10,000 Lakes becomes the latest state to throw its poorest citizens into the icy waters of uncertainty. MORE  

Minnesota Lawmakers Will Drug Test Themselves

By Bryan Le

With one voice, state politicians declare, "Bring on the cup." MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 5, 2013

By The Fix staff

US calls for ban on drunk diplomats, Canada no longer most internet-addicted nation, and booze once got Tom Cruise kicked out of seminary. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 27, 2013

By The Fix staff

Indiana welfare recipients may face drug tests, Mexico courts kids before they join cartels, and Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans enters rehab for heroin. MORE  

NY Seeks to Block Welfare "Sin Spending"

By McCarton Ackerman

Is it fair to bar welfare recipients from spending benefits on booze, cigs or strip clubs? 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  

Florida Becomes First State to Drug Test Public Workers

By McCarton Ackerman

Rick Scott continues his controversial crusade to keep tax money from becoming drug money. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Will Godfrey

Three Dozen States Proposed Drug Tests for Welfare This Year, Mexican Cartels Infiltrate Australia, and Diet Coke-Addicted Mom Drank Four Liters a Day for Ten Years. MORE  

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Meth Lab Trio Throw Toilet, Sink At Imagined Attackers

Police had to calm the three down and ensure their "attackers" were gone.

8/29/14 7:30pm
Colorado’s Legal Weed Shows Up In Over 40 States

The rapid spread of Colorado weed to other states has created a new black market that has caused headaches for law enforcement.

8/29/14 5:30pm
Former Playboy Model Sentenced To Jail For Drug Smuggling

Brandi Brandt, who was once married to Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, was sentenced to prison for six years.

8/29/14 3:30pm
New Nail Polish Could Detect Date Rape Drugs

The brainchild of four male undergrads, Undercover Colors aims to empower women to protect themselves from horrendous crimes.

8/29/14 1:00pm
Soldier Who Blamed Chantix for Murder Gets New Trial

Defendant George MacDonald may have been suffering some side effects of Chantix, which include depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and hallucinations.

8/29/14 10:30am

Rehabilitation Directories

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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, 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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