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NYC Had More Overdoses Than Homicides In 2013

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The numbers have far outpaced even the epidemics of 30 or 40 years ago.

Morning Roundup: Apr. 8, 2015

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A-Rod cheered after drug ban return, man streaks while high on flakka, and DUI suspect sticks out tongue in mugshot.

Comic Relief: The Addictive Art of Jeph Jaques

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The Fix Q&A with Jeph Jaques, creator of webcomic Questionable Content on addiction, robots and comics mirroring life.

Hawaii Island Recovery

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Clients at Hawaii Island Recovery come for the view but stay for the treatment.

Alcohol Poisoning Kills Six People Per Day in the U.S.

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Binge drinking is the number one cause of alcohol poisoning.

Man Arrested With 130 Bags of Heroin Stamped 'Fat Boy'

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Nicholas Exler of Delaware was also found with marijuana and cocaine.

New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Wreaks Havoc in Florida

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A new synthetic drug is causing the same panic bath salts did just three years ago.

Indiana Lifts Ban on Needle-Exchange Programs

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Amidst the controversy surrounding the state's religious freedom law, Gov. Mike Pence did the right thing for public health.

April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

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The theme for this year is “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow."

Baseball Star Josh Hamilton Not Punished for Relapse

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The Players Association won out much to the chagrin of Major League Baseball.

Morning Roundup: Apr. 7, 2015

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Saudis behead 57th drug trafficker, cops find meth inside Easter bunny, and firefighters find grow operation during house fire.

Peace, Love and Heroin in Upstate New York

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Heroin use has gotten rural, and whiter after authorities leaned hard to cut down on prescription opiates making their way to the streets. In no place has this rung more true than Ulster County.

Inspire Malibu

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This luxury rehab offers high-end accommodations and plenty of time for recreation. As they put it, being pampered is "one of the best ways to stay focused on getting better."

Government Campaign Targeting Hipsters’ Smoking Faces Criticism

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Spearheaded by Real World alum Pamela Ling, the Commune mixes progressive politics with anti-smoking messages.

Psychedelics Associated With Lower Suicide Risk and Psychological Distress

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Research shows that lifetime use of the major psychedelics reduces suicidal behavior.

LAPD Didn’t Racially Profile 'Empire' Star’s Son, Let Him Off With Pot Citation

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Taraji P. Henson publicly claimed her son was profiled by Glendale police, but has since apologized.

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