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The Daily Buzz: June 16, 2014


Liquid meth enters California disguised as tequila and laundry detergent; a new drug called "Snapchat" sends Aussie teens to the ER; and actor Daniel Radcliffe talks about using alcohol to cope.

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Smugglers Funnel Liquid Meth Into California
To get the drug from Mexico to the US, traffickers are increasingly rely on a new method: They dissolve crystal meth in a solution and disguise it in sealed tequila bottles or plastic detergent containers. Somewhere out there you know someone doing laundry is in for a weird surprise.

New Drug “SnapChat” Hospitalizes Eight in Australia
A new “designer” drug, named after smartphone photo-messaging app “Snapchat,” has sent a bunch of Aussie teens to the ER after a music festival last weekend. Little is known about the drug, except that the pills are brightly-colored and emblazoned with a cartoon ghost, and can cause ”adverse and aggressive reactions.”

Meet the Man Who Sold Cocaine to Tourists From a Bolivian Prison
Vice interviews Thomas McFadden, a British guy who turned his four-and-a-half year stint in Bolivian prison for drug trafficking into a business opportunity. While locked up, McFadden started giving tours of the prison to tourists—and then sold them homemade cocaine. He’s now free and getting his story made into a movie.

Actor Daniel Radcliffe Says He Used Alcohol to Cope With Fame
The British actor, 24, who has been sober since 2010, has been speaking about his well-documented struggle with alcohol during his rise to Harry Potter fame. ”I would have benefited from not drinking as it was not making me as happy as I wanted it to,” he says. Boy wizards: They’re just like us?

The Buddhist Punk Reforming Drug Rehab
A weekly meeting in LA called “Refuge Recovery” is a lot like AA, minus mentions of God or “higher Power.” Led by Buddhist instructor and recovering addict Noah Levine, the meetings emphasize Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, and community—what Buddhists call “sangha”—in place of the 12 Steps.