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Addiction (INACTIVE)

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  • Dr. James West dies at 98; a founder of Betty Ford Center

    Dr. James West dies at 98; a founder of Betty Ford Center
    Dr. James W. West stood on the cutting edge of medicine in the middle of the 20th century and recognized "it sounded bizarre to remove an organ from a dead person and expect it to work." He was part of a team of surgeons who helped change that perception...
  • Cross-country tour to point out the failure of the war on drugs

    Cross-country tour to point out the failure of the war on drugs
    SAN DIEGO — If there is a more profound and costly failure than the war on drugs, it hasn't come to my attention. In Mexico, an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 people have been killed or have disappeared since 2006, as drug cartels wage bloody battles...
  • Promising new treatment for cocaine addiction adds stimulant drugs

    Promising new treatment for cocaine addiction adds stimulant drugs
    Cocaine dependence is a devilishly difficult addiction to break, owing to the drug's unique chemical ability both to reward users and to disrupt their impulse-control mechanisms. But a surprising drug combination may offer an equally clever way to...
  • Iran wages its own war against drugs

     
    HIRMAND, Iran -- The featured speaker -- an 11-year-old girl -- waited hours for the helicopter to land near the watch tower and high concrete walls in this remote region not far from the Afghanistan border. Close by, a military band played marching music...
  • ‘Dark Knight Rises’: Tom Hardy, a Brando for Blu-ray era?

     
    British actor Tom Hardy has been able to dream bigger since he delivered a memorably roguish performance in ”Inception” — but that ......
  • Britney Spears, parents battle ex-manager in L.A. civil trial

     
    Los Angeles County jurors on Thursday began hearing opening statements in a lawsuit brought by the man who acted as singer Britney Spears' manager during a portion of the tumultuous time that ended with a court giving her father control over her affairs...
  • Britney Spears' ex-manager: Not to blame for life in 'shambles'

     
    The paparazzi shots have been seen all around the world –- a dead-eyed, make-up smeared Britney Spears shaving her head in a Tarzana hair salon and attacking an SUV with an umbrella -– but when they appeared pieces of evidence Thursday in a...
  • Review: 'Desert America' by Ruben Martinez

     Review: 'Desert America' by Ruben Martinez
    -------------------- Desert America Boom and Bust in the New "New West" Rubén Martínez Metropolitan Books: 337 pp., $28 -------------------- In his new book "Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New 'New West,'" Los Angeles writer Rubén Martínez...
  • One drug connection that everyone ignores

    One drug connection that everyone ignores
    Illegal drugs by the tons are smuggled into California each year by sea, by land and by air. Cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin are either produced in or pass through Mexico, where 50,000 people have been killed in the last six years in an...
  • Drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in U.S., data show

    Propelled by an increase in prescription narcotic overdoses, drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, a Times analysis of government data has found. Drugs exceeded motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in 2009, killing...
  • Dogged efforts hit stubborn patterns of homelessness

    Dogged efforts hit stubborn patterns of homelessness
    Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....