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MasterCard for addicts

There are some things a MasterCard for addicts can't buy. Booze, strippers and tattoos.

It's the premise of a South Florida invention soon to launch nationally, the Next Step Card, a prepaid MasterCard for people fighting addiction and families who don't quite trust them yet.

The card won't work at cocktail lounges or casinos, nor will it fetch cash, a toxic asset for addicts, from ATMs. The people filling up the prepaid card can opt to see all the purchases and get text message updates to make sure their money isn't killing their loved ones.

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http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-08-29/news/fl-rehab-pr...