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Despite Strict Prohibitions, Iranians Still Able to Get Drunk

By Bryan Le

Alcohol has been illegal in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, but underground parties and distilleries still thrive nonetheless. MORE  

Pine Ridge Reservation Considers Legalizing Alcohol

By Chrisanne Grise

Proponents say regulating and taxing alcohol could help fund much-needed substance abuse prevention and treatment. MORE  

Barney Frank Says Heroin Should Be Legal

By Victoria Kim

The former House Democrat says drug prohibition is the problem, not the drug. MORE  

Mansion Keeper Downs $102,000 of Pre-Prohibition Whiskey

By Bryan Le

After a historic bender, the caretaker of a Pittsburgh mansion faces criminal charges. MORE  

Morning Roundup: March 4, 2013

By The Fix staff

Ex-Dot Com millionaire charged with drug dealing, Colorado's medical pot business plummets, and cops find tigers in a Mexican drug lab. MORE  

My Town Went From Moist to Wet

By Mary Meehan

Living in a town that only recently began selling liquor, I see a lot of excitement—and quite a bit of confusion—about alcohol. As a sober alcoholic, I know that’s nothing new.  MORE  

Morning Roundup: December 21, 2012

By Bryan Le

Rogue pharmacists feed addiction, opium cultivation rises in Afghanistan, and Shaquille O'Neal to launch "Luv Shaq" vodka. MORE  

American Spirits: A Wet 'n Wild Prohibition-Fest

By Sarah Beller

Learn to speak '20s slang or dance the Charleston at a fun new exhibition—and see if you'd be a "wet" or a "dry." MORE  

The Prohibition Party's Low Bottom

By Jeff Winkler

Concerned about intoxicant issues, and heading to the polls today? You’re out of luck. The presidential candidate for the Prohibition Party is a gay-baiting preacher who doesn’t put a great face on the latter-day temperance movement. MORE  

The Case for Legalizing Pot

By Phillip S. Smith

The economic, social and moral imperatives for ending pot prohibition go far beyond freedom to get high. MORE  

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Nearly a Third of Alcoholic Beverages Have Inaccurate Labels

According to a 2013 survey, thirty percent of all booze labels have faulty information about alcohol content.

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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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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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