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Suspected Drunk Driver Kills Two, Injures 23 at SXSW Festival

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Rashad Charjuan Owens evaded a police checkpoint and sped down a street crowded with festival revelers. MORE  

New Survey Shows Teen Alcohol And Drug Use Is Down Overall

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Despite a precipitous drop since 2000, teenagers increasingly have a more relaxed attitude toward drugs. MORE  

Man Arrested After Toddler Son Brings Heroin To Daycare

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The New Jersey father loaded his son's jacket with dozens of glassine envelopes of heroin, though authorities were unsure if they were for sale or personal use. MORE  

Justin Bieber Admits Using Xanax Illegally

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The much-maligned pop star continued his slide toward oblivion when he admitted to abusing the anxiety drug during a four-hour deposition. MORE  

Colorado Rakes In $2 Million in Retail Pot Taxes for January

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Colorado can expect up to $40 million in taxes collected from pot sales in 2014, which according to the law will be used to build new schools. MORE  

Republican Lawmaker Launches "No Welfare For Weed" Bill

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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  

Controversial Painkiller Zohydro Being Geared Up for Release

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The first pure hydrocodone painkiller approved by the FDA will hit the market this week barring a last-minute repeal. MORE  

Jamaica Mulls Loosening Marijuana Laws

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Despite finally making moves to decriminalize pot, conservative Jamaicans have expressed outrage over what they still consider to be a dangerous drug. MORE  

Teen Painkiller Abuse Drastically Drops In Ohio

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A survey found that illicit painkiller use among teens has fallen considerably, while heroin, cocaine, and steroid use has also declined. MORE  

Mexican Drug Cartel 'Ice' Infiltrating Mississippi

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The cartels have been moving into Mississippi where they've flooded the state with meth from so-called super labs. MORE  

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Treatment Center in India Exposed As Drug Den

A group of local activists organized a raid on the government-run agency after hearing multiple reports that officials were dealing drugs to patients.

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Christian Leaders Criticize War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration

Reflecting on the symbolic rebirth of Easter, a group of Christian leaders denounced the costly and ineffective war on drugs while urging policymakers to consider treatment.

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Brain Activity in Rats on PCP Offers Clues to Schizophrenia

When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain.

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Everyday Average Couple Accused Of Running Massive Drug Ring

Part of a husband and wife team, Sarah Hannan controlled the finances of an extensive drug operation while on paid maternity leave.

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Global Drug Survey Shows Alcohol Is Most Commonly Used Drug In The World

Far outpacing tobacco and marijuana, alcohol remains humanity's drug of choice.

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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.

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.

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

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