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Golden State Gives No-Go for Booze-Cannabis Combo 

Alcohol is legal in California. Now, recreational use of marijuana is, too. Does that mean Californians will be allowed to sit at their favorite ba...

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Cryptocurrency: A Payment For Treatment or a Reason For Treatment?

Do residential treatment facilities accept cash, charge, insurance – or cryptocurrency? Despite cryptocurrency’s newfound popularity, hopefully tha...

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States Move to Ban Synthetic Urine 

More and more states are moving to ban an increasingly popular mechanism used to defeat drug tests.  Synthetic urine, otherwise known as fake pee, ...

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San Francisco Mayor Proposes Drug Distribution to Homeless

For San Francisco, the statistics related to opioid abuse are staggering: The Department of Public Health estimates there are 11,000 people addicte...

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German Electrical Plant Burns Pot for Energy

What happens to confiscated pot? Does it go to Mary Jane jail somewhere? Is it donated to hospitals for medical research? Does it get tossed into t...

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Teachers Pause Playground Games to Pick Up Needles

Most soccer games involve time outs. But, coaches usually call them to trade a player, give a pep talk, or help a player recover from a fall. At Bo...

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Buckeye State Goes After Pharmaceutical Giants

An estimated 200,000 Ohioans are addicted to opioids. State officials lay much of the blame at the feet of Big Pharma. State Attorney General Mike ...

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Ruthless Drug Dealer Ordered to Pay for His Client’s Funeral

Opioid abuse is killing thousands of Americans each year. Every day, nearly 100 lives are lost to the opioid epidemic. Many of these fatalities are...

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Ibogaine: Miracle Cure or Dangerous Botanical?

We all know healthcare providers and researchers are desperate to find solutions to the opioid crisis, but are they overlooking a possible cure? Th...

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Cocaine Addiction: Have Scientists Finally Found a Cure?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports an estimated 1.5 million Americans use cocaine. In 2015, our nation saw more than 6,700 cocaine-relate...

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