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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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Drew Bees Drug Tested Twice After Boasts Of Physical Prowess

The New Orleans Saints quarterback was 'randomly' selected for a drug test after claiming he could play till he was 45.

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Morning Roundup: July 29, 2014

Scott Disick swears off booze for Kourtney Kardashian, dozens arrested for drunk incidents at Keith Urban concert, and Chicago alderman arrested for DUI.

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Pakistan Drug 'Clinic' Allegedly Tortured Addicts

A Pakistani clinic run by an extreme Islamic mullah has been shut down after police found patients chained to the ground and forced to recite the Qur'an.

7/28/14 7:30pm
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.

7/28/14 5:30pm
New York Times Says: End Prohibition of Weed

The Gray Lady has gone on record in throwing unequivocal support behind legalizing marijuana.

7/28/14 3:30pm

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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.

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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.

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For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

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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.

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

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