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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  

Teen Sues Parents Over 'Abandonment,' Claims They Sparked Eating Disorder

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Rachel Canning claimed that her mother called her 'fat' while her father made inappropriate advances. Both parents have denied the charges. MORE  

Teenagers Injected Friend With Heroin and Posted Photos of Dead Body on Facebook

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Despite three people being present when Dylan Owens died after being injected with a fatal dose of heroin, only one has been charged with any crime. MORE  

LSD Used In Drug Therapy For First Time In Four Decades

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Swiss researchers conducted therapy sessions with terminally ill cancer patients and found that the drug had decreased their anxiety about death. MORE  

Grandma Convicted Of Dealing Drugs While Babysitting Grandkids

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The 59-year-old grandmother faces 11 years in prison for dealing cocaine and painkillers with the help of her two grown children. MORE  

Drug Treatment Center Audit Exposes $1 Million In Shady Spending

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Samaritan Village has been accused by the IRS of "questionable expenses" that include lavishing clients with "walk around money." MORE  

How To Help Dennis Rodman Help Himself

By McCarton Ackerman

The infamous NBA star has been dipping his toes into the world of recovery for years, but has remained unwilling to fully commit. Could his celebrity status ultimately be his biggest downfall to getting sober? MORE  

College Pageant Queen Resigns Over Pot And Assault Charges

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Porsha Simone Harvey won the title of beauty queen, but failed to live up to expectations after being charged for pot possession and resisting arrest. MORE  

Jamie Lee Curtis Calls 911 After Friend's Drug Overdose

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The actress saved her friend's life after having battled her own addiction to prescription drugs. MORE  

Heroin-Like Kratom Becomes Latest 'Legal' Drug Craze

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Sold over the counter as an herbal tea, Kratom can act as a stimulant in small doses and as a sedative in larger ones. MORE  

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

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