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Jeff Deeney

Why K2 Is Still Hot in Philly

By Jeff Deeney

Despite new bans, the high cost of tests to detect myriad K2 strains means Philadelphia's hustlers can keep on two-in' . MORE  

Portrait of the Hustler as a Young Man

By Jeff Deeney

The short, fast life of Billy the Kid, a drug dealer who got in over his head in Philly's Badlands barrio. MORE  

Rehab For Poor People

By Jeff Deeney

Dirty and depressing, public treatment centers are a far cry from Celebrity Rehab, but they've helped thousands of down-and-out addicts like me turn their lives around. MORE  

America's Top 5 Street Drugs

By Jeff Deeney

The 2011 data on America's most abused street drugs has just come in, and some of the names on the list will surprise you. MORE  

Philly Homicide Spike Draws Innovative Response

By Jeff Deeney

"Interrupters" are a welcome alternative to near-martial law in a city where drug-related killings are soaring. MORE  

Why Small-Town America Is Drowning in Drugs

By Jeff Deeney

America's heartland has been battered by a tidal wave of crystal meth and prescription pills. Nick Reding, the best-selling author of Methland, explains why. MORE  

A Junkie's Christmas

By Jeff Deeney

William S. Burroughs gives a new spin to the season with some help from Francis Ford Coppola.  MORE  

Iran Treats its Addicts a Little Better Than Expected

By Jeff Deeney

The repressive regime handles drug traffickers brutally, but does better when it comes to the users. MORE  

How Stop-and-Frisk Brings the Drug War Home

By Jeff Deeney

When the NYPD evicted Occupy Wall Street last week, it enforced a military-style lockdown and media blackout. But in heroin hot spots in poor urban neighborhoods, these drug-war tactics are the way we live now. MORE  

New, "Tamper-Proof" Oxy Costs Less on the Street

By Jeff Deeney

Addicts who miss the easy-access old form of OxyContin chase the pills that are smuggled in from Canada instead. MORE  

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Kelly Reilly plays a world-renowned neuroscientist with bipolar disorder who gets off on skipping her meds.

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Republican State Congressman Arrested For DUI

Dan Eagle saw his rising star fade a bit after getting arrested for driving under the influence upon leaving a Taco Bell and blowing a red light in Tallahassee.

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San Diego Man Claims Anti- Smoking Drug Made Him Kill Ex-Wife

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Supreme Court Smacks Down Rick Scott On Drug Testing

The high court denied Florida's petition to hear new arguments in the case, so naturally Scott remained defiant in his increasingly quixotic pursuit of mandatory drug testing.

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Crime Lab Delays In Texas Sparking Bogus Drug Convictions

A lack of rapid, competent forensic labs and a dearth of public resources has caused another black eye for justice in Texas.

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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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