National Institute on Drug Abuse

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    May 1, 2014

    Florida's Anti-Pot Leader Once Claimed Weed Was Linked With Homosexuality, AIDS

    This week, the first organized opposition to Florida's looming vote on legalized marijuana has set up shop in Tampa, thanks to a six-figure donation from GOP power player Mel Sembler. To front his new anti-pot PAC, Sembler chose Carlton Turner, a former drug czar for President Ronald Reagan. Unfor ... More >>

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    January 30, 2014

    There's a Heroin Epidemic in Miami-Dade, According to Government Research

    By all accounts, it seemed like 2013 was the year of Molly. Newspapers across the country published alarmist reports about the popular party drug, which -- to no one's surprise -- often turns out to be a mix of amphetamines and bath salts. But if a recently released report from the National Institu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Former Dolphins Player: "I Was Taking About 1,000 Vicodins a Month"

    ​During his seven year career with the Miami Dolphins in the '80s tight end Dan Johnson became known as the King of Pain for being able to bounce back from numerous injuries and broken bones, but following two back surgeries he became the King of Pain Pills. Unfortunately, Johnson's addiction isn ... More >>

  • News

    October 24, 2002

    The Preppie Pot Papers

    J. Crew models? Or young Cuban dope dealers?

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Size Matters

    That's the motto among gay men in Miami Beach who have fueled a rage for illegal steroids -- health considerations be damned

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    March 19, 1998

    The Addiction Connection

    They'll bust you for using heroin. They'll sell you the more addictive methadone for a nominal fee at a local clinic--legally. This makes sense?

  • News

    September 11, 1997

    Addicted to Addiction

    University of Miami's Deborah Mash believes ibogaine could be the wonder drug to end all drugs. And she's ready to risk everything to prove it.

  • News

    July 10, 1997

    Dope Detective

    If it gets you high, chances are that James Hall knows more about it than anyone anywhere

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    December 19, 1996

    Bud Men

    Despite the risks, local pot farmers have taken homegrown high-tech

  • News

    July 14, 1993

    Down Town

    The sedative Rohypnol is illegal in the United States. Which probably goes a long way toward explaining why it's so easy to find in Miami.

  • News

    July 7, 1993

    First the Seed, Then the Weed

    South Florida's NORML chapter gets an infusion of new blood and a renewed commitment to keep lawmakers from kicking the cannabis