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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  

Michelle Duggar Reveals Her Battle With Bulimia

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The matriarch of TLC's popular reality series '19 Kids and Counting' opened up about an early battle with the disease and how her relationship with Jim Bob helped overcome her disorder. MORE  

Kerry Kennedy Found Not Guilty On Drugged Driving Charges

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The daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and ex-wife of Governor Andrew Cuomo was treated just like any other person arrested for DUI, said the Westchester County district attorney. MORE  

Utah Man Blames Spice Addiction For Torching Apartment Complex

By McCarton Ackerman

Dustin Bowman was given no mercy by a federal magistrate due to his previous arrests and failed battle with addiction. MORE  

Olympic Swimming Champion Enters Rehab For Ambien Addiction

By McCarton Ackerman

Hackett was shipped off to a U.S. rehab following a bizarre incident in a Melbourne casino where he was caught stumbling around half-naked with his four-year-old daughter in tow. MORE  

Physicians Giving Heroin Interventions To Pregnant Women Who Don't Use Heroin

By McCarton Ackerman

A new and unusual program seeks to stop potential pregnant heroin users from picking up the habit in the first place. MORE  

Drug Relapse Rates Doubling At Several Vermont Treatment Centers

By McCarton Ackerman

A new cost-cutting state requirement gives treatment practitioners only two weeks to determine what kind of care a patient receives. MORE  

Father of 'Craigslist Killer' Miranda Barbour Says She Was Addicted To Heroin

By McCarton Ackerman

Barbour's father, Sonny Dean, said that his daughter had been to inpatient treatment several times and could not possibly have committed 22 murders. MORE  

Entrepreneurial Girl Scouts Sell Cookies Outside of Marijuana Clinics

By McCarton Ackerman

Stories of Danielle Lei selling cookies in front of a San Francisco pot dispensary went viral last week and sparked a trend, as well as a debate. MORE  

Judge Grants Drug Addict His Prison Sentence Wish

By McCarton Ackerman

Christopher Harbourne will receive 32 months in prison in a last-ditch effort to get himself clean after a lifetime of addiction. MORE  

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As the sixth season of the show is underway, star Edie Falco talks about her pill-popping character's relapse as well as her own 20 years of sobriety.

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North Korean Drug Trafficking Causing Addiction Epidemic

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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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