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Boiling addiction down to a disease may hinder recovery

Explaining to people that there are effective treatments and therapies to overcome their addiction could be more productive.

Miri civil servant loses RM1 mil in Macau scam

She transfers her life savings to new account provided by scammers after being told her bank account had been compromised in a drug deal.

New Netflix series inspired by real-life teen drug king

'Max' turned up one day at their offices when the series was still being shot after he heard his story had been picked up.

US approves drug for post-partum depression

To treat mothers with post-partum depression, the drug Zulresso is required to be administered intravenously in a hospital. 

3.2 million families live in high-risk drug abuse areas

Deputy Home Minister Azis Jamman says the living conditions contributed to the risk of drug abuse.

Canada to release budget, outline better drug coverage

The budget is the last before a federal election in October.

‘El Chapo’ jury ends first day of deliberations without verdict

At least three jurors are immigrants, three are Spanish speakers and several have ties to law enforcement.

US life expectancy drops again as overdoses, suicides climb

The drug overdose rate rose 9.6% compared to 2016, while suicides climbed 3.7%.

Indonesia set to free Bali Nine drug smuggler Lawrence

The only female member of an Australian gang that smuggled heroin into Indonesia s set to be released from prison next week.

New drugs, test offer TB hope for millions

In terms of prevention, major headway has been made on a new vaccine against TB, the first in almost a century.

From ‘problem child’ to ‘prodigy’? LSD turns 75

Lysergic acid diethylamide was labelled a "problem child" by the man who discovered its hallucinogenic properties in 1943: as it turns 75, the drug known as LSD may now be changing its image.

Death sentence most appropriate for drug traffickers, say cops

Narcotics Criminal Investigation Department director Mohmad Salleh says should Putrajaya abolish the death penalty, they will push for the maximum penalty.

Canada to consider pardons for pot possession before legalisation

The prime minister himself admitted in 2013 to having smoked pot five or six times in his life, including at a dinner party with friends after being elected to parliament.

Vietnam’s nascent rave scene reeling after drug deaths

HANOI: Days after seven people died after taking a cocktail of drugs at an electronic music festival, their peers partied on at a sweaty...

DHL heir allowed to leave Pacific island for drug rehab

The multi-millionaire has long battled substance abuse issues and was convicted in June of trafficking methamphetamine in the tiny island country.

Demi Lovato’s mom says star is ‘getting the help she needs’

Lovato was sober for six years before relapsing. De La Garza says her daughter's outlook encourages me about her future and the future of our family.

Two dead after suspected drug overdose at Sydney music festival

A 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman died on Saturday after collapsing at the Defqon.1 festival.

Ariana Grande sorry she ‘couldn’t fix’ Mac Miller’s pain

In a message on her official Instagram account on Friday, the 25-year-old Grande said she "adored" Miller from the day she met him when she was 19.

Rapper Mac Miller dead of overdose at 26

His death comes several months after he ended a high-profile, two-year relationship with pop superstar Ariana Grande.

Cops bust Malaysia’s biggest drug ring, seize syabu worth RM54 million

The drugs have been smuggled into the country two weeks ago before they are distributed to neighbouring countries.

Now, Datuk Seri in Rela assault case wants to compensate victims

Magistrate fixes new date after businessman’s lawyer informs the court that he will write a letter to the Rela director-general on possible compensation to the three officers.

Philippine police vow “surgical and chilling” war on drugs, crime

Police have rejected activist accusations that suspects were systematically executed, based on weak intelligence and with the assumed backing of Duterte.

Berlin locals, drug dealers meet over migrancy as welcome wavers

Everyone goes about their business, including the drug dealers - many of them migrants from West Africa - who work the park gates.

Cancer drug movie strikes nerve in China, becomes box-office hit

China has promised healthcare reforms to dispel concerns about overpriced medicines but progress has been slow.

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