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October 3rd, 2014
09:14 PM ET

"This is Life with Lisa Ling": Inside the world of 'unholy addiction'

It's a community many might not associate with addiction. But for years the Mormon Church has struggled to help those who are addicted to painkillers and other drugs.

CNN's Erin Burnett spoke to Lisa Ling about her journey into the dangerous world of addiction inside the Mormon Church.


Filed under: CNN Original Series • Drugs • Religion
May 21st, 2014
10:16 PM ET

Texas teen faces life in prison for hash brownies

A 19-year-old Texas man is facing serious prison time for hash brownies.

Marijuana may be legal in some parts of the country, but in others, laced-baked goods could land you in jail for the rest of your life.

The issue is the brownies were made with hash oil, which is considered much more serious than marijuana in Texas.

So does the punishment fit the crime?

CNN's Pamela Brown has the story.


Filed under: Drugs • Justice • Marijuana • News
May 7th, 2014
10:03 PM ET

Synthetic drug bust in 29 states, 150 arrested

A massive synthetic drug bust Wednesday led to the arrest of more than 150 people in 29 states.

Federal agents seized more than $20 million in cash and assets during the nationwide crackdown. Hundreds of thousands of synthetic drug packages were taken off the street in an effort to stop a trend that shows children and young adults are being targeted.

OutFront, addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky, Host of HLN's Dr. Drew on Call, discusses the misconceptions associated with designer drugs.


Filed under: Drugs • News
February 11th, 2014
05:10 PM ET

Report: Diary shows Hoffman troubled by "demons"

According to NBC news, Philip Seymour Hoffman's private thoughts reveal how he was troubled by "demons," struggled to control them with narcotics anonymous meetings and was addicted to heroin.

Hoffman is believed to have died from a heroin overdose after police found him in his apartment with a needle in his arm on February 2nd.

According to NBC, multiple sources familiar with the contents of his diaries say the late actor's entries were "hard to read, with scribbled lines, and had sentences that run into each other."

OutFront: Bob Forrest is a recovering heroin addict and a former head counselor on VH1's Celebrity Rehab.


Filed under: Drugs • News • Philip Seymour Hoffman
February 6th, 2014
08:50 PM ET

Teenage heroin use exploding in suburbs

Philip Seymour Hoffman spent 10 days in rehab last year after coming to terms with an addiction that spiraled from prescription pills to heroin.

And as we have seen - the path to recovery is an especially difficult process for heroin addicts.

Our Poppy Harlow traveled to an area outside of New York City where heroin use has exploded and addiction counselors are seeing users get younger each day.


Filed under: Drugs • Heroin • News
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