Truck Driver Who Killed 5 Cyclists Is Sentenced to 40 Years

Jordan A. Barson, 45, was under the influence of methamphetamine when he plowed into a group of cyclists on a Nevada highway in December, prosecutors said.

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Judge Dismisses Murder Charge Against California Mother After Stillbirth

The woman, Chelsea Becker, had consumed methamphetamine beforehand, the authorities said.

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Review: Going Home to Iowa With the Queen of Meth

The story of Lori Arnold, drug queenpin and sister to Tom Arnold, is a complicated lesson in Midwestern values.

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Drug Overdose Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Says

The latest numbers surpass even the yearly tolls during the height of the opioid epidemic and mark a reversal of progress against addiction in recent years.

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This Heroin-Using Professor Wants to Change How We Think About Drugs

Prof. Carl Hart saw drugs as destroyers of communities. Then he saw the positive side. “We have miseducated the public,” he said.

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Asia’s ‘El Chapo’ Is Arrested in Amsterdam

Tse Chi Lop, said to be the leader of a multibillion-dollar drug syndicate, was arrested in Amsterdam and faces extradition to Australia.

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When Getting High Is a Hobby, Not a Habit

In “Drug-Use for Grown-Ups,” Carl L. Hart, a drug addiction expert, argues that we misunderstand the way most people use illegal substances.

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This Addiction Treatment Works. Why Is It So Underused?

An approach called contingency management rewards drug users with money and prizes for staying abstinent. But few programs offer it, in part because of moral objections to the concept.

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What Happened Inside Ed Buck’s Apartment?

Two men died of meth overdoses at the home of a West Hollywood political donor. Dark conspiracy theories abounded— but the truth is even darker

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Myanmar Raids Reveal New Production of a Killer Drug

After dominating the global methamphetamine trade, crime syndicates in Myanmar are starting to make fentanyl, the drug that has fueled the U.S. opioid crisis.

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