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Video: Can You Really Get Heroin for Free?

By Jeff Deeney

The story about dealers giving kids free samples to get them hooked can be overplayed. But it does happen—and not only to newcomers. MORE  

Introducing "Cokeville," the New American Suburb

By Jeff Deeney

With a collapsed economy and shrinking middle class, Coatesville, Pa., represents small-town America. Now, the cocaine market is the only industry that's booming. Is this our nation's future? MORE  

Addicts Will Soon Be Able to Ditch the Itch

By Jeff Deeney

The maddening scratching that opiate highs bring for many addicts could be over, thanks to a scientific breakthrough. MORE  

Should The Recovery Movement Occupy Wall Street?

By Jeff Deeney

Huge pharmaceutical firms and and health insurance companies often illegally continue to put their profits over the health and lives of millions of Americans, particularly those suffering from addiction. MORE  

Philly's Favorite Port-a-Potty, R.I.P.

By Jeff Deeney

This construction-site toilet was always hopping on Saturday night. Until it turned into a coffin. MORE  

Lil Wayne's "Sizzurp" Habit Is the Hustler's Choice

By Jeff Deeney

Cough syrup, which the rapper says had him hooked, is considered an acceptable high among street dealers, while crack is frowned upon. MORE  

K2 and Corner Boys: Philly Flips Over Phony Pot

By Jeff Deeney

Drug dealers on the streets of Philadelphia have discovered synthetic pot, openly smoking blunts all day. K2 occupies a gray area—only some forms are illegal and not all highs are safe. Philly police are struggling to deal with deal with its dangers. MORE  

Inside a Crack House

By Jeff Deeney

Ordered to rescue a trapped four-year-old boy, a social worker raids a crumbling crack house in a neighborhood where he himself once regularly copped. MORE  

Is AA "Too White"?

By Jeff Deeney

Dismissing AA as a white-person's movement, many black addicts take a pass on the 12-steps and seek salvation from their church. That's not always a prescription for success. MORE  

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Michigan Debates Controversial Roadside Saliva Tests for Weed

Despite bipartisan support, medical marijuana opponents and even law enforcement officials have criticized the method being proposed for testing levels of THC.

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Methadone Clinics Shuttered In Crimea After Russian Takeover

Following the annexation of the region, Russia dealt a devastating blow to addicts by banning methadone treatment.

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Cattle-Worming Drug Found In British Cocaine

Authorities issued an alert saying 80 percent of cocaine seized in the UK has been cut with Levamisole, a cattle deworming drug that allegedly rots human skin.

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Former NBA Star Chris Herren Raises Money For Recovery

By finishing the Boston Marathon, Harren took another big step in his own recovery from opiate addiction while also raising funds to help others like him.

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Willie Nelson's Daughter Busted For Marijuana Possession

Paula Nelson followed her father's footsteps by getting busted with just under two ounces of weed in Texas.

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Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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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 San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

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