New York's most radical rehab counselor is still standing after a duel with the DEA
A new college residence offers students 12-step living—for a price
In 2010, Cameron Douglas, the son of actor Michael Douglas, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he was in possession of heroin and was dealing large amounts of methamphetamine and cocaine out of a New York hotel room.Last year, while in prison, Douglas, 33 -- ... More >>
Authorities say that soy sausage has killed five recovering drug addicts and made dozens more ill at a rehab center in Mexico, according to the Associated Press.
A team of scientists has recently given alcoholics another excuse not to seek help. Swedish researchers claim to have found a genetic link between alcoholism and premature death, according to a recently released report. Alcoholics everywhere have reacted positively to the research, since it sugg ... More >>
The state funded methadone clinics in New York City are poorly managed, inadequately equipped, and don't provide necessary services to keep recovering addicts from relapsing, according to a new report released today. The report also discloses a campaign of police harassment outside the clinic ... More >>
Back in the old days, before gender equality and such things, women who drank excessively were considered untoward, ill sots, the kind you wouldn't bring home to your mother, who only had a small sip of sherry when feeling poorly and then spat it out immediately. But today, the world has embr ... More >>
Jkrizni/FlickrGiven that we live in a time when people enroll in culinary school with the goal of getting their own TV show, it's easy to forget that the vast majority of cooks spend about 14 hours a day doing manual labor for minimal compensation. It's a resolutely unglamorous profession, an ... More >>
A new study out of the University of Minnesota claims that kids whose parents allow them to drink moderately in their presence are actually more likely to develop drinking problems later in life. This goes against the relatively common perception that uber-strict parents with zero tolerance polic ... More >>
Drowning in drink New Yorkers drink a lot, so there's always a steady stream of hospitalizations and emergency room visits because of booze, and some of the city's immigrant communities are leading the way, according to the Spanish-language daily. In 2009, alcohol led to 70,000 emergency room ... More >>
NYO / Google MapsThe Real Deal says that Hazelden, the renowned, Minnesoate-based addiction clinic, is eyeing a $10 million spot in a Tribeca condominium on West Broadway. Finally, New York's celebrity alkies and drug addicts can get clean in the kind of luxury their fame affords!
Does this man have another classic in him?Dr. Dre's long, long awaited Detox has received its latest release date, this time via a press release from Interscope's London office guaranteeing that hip-hop's most-awaited album will touch down on "February 2011." The project's first single, "Kush ... More >>
The substance has helped addicts kick heroin, meth, and everything in between. Is it the trip that does the trick?
Happy Monday. Assuming you have valid ID, it's time to get your drink on. And while we usually mean that when we say it, today we mean it especially. Because there's a new paper in a journal called Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (fun read!) which suggests that abstaining from ... More >>
Beth Henley and James Braly check in for treatment
Seems like these studies come out every week or so just to freak us out (or in the case of this one about well-educated women being "problem drinkers," confirm something we kinda already knew). But, since we did go to college, and since we do enjoy an adult beverage now and again, and since i ... More >>
Taunting recovering alcoholics since 2010.Alcoholics Anonymous describes the "13th step" as a "euphemism for inappropriate sexual advances by a member to a newcomer in AA (such as sponsors toward sponsees)." Also used as a verb, "thirteenth stepping" is never seen as a good thing. And so, it' ... More >>
Months after selling coke to an undercover, cops find him with 100 packets of 'Black Gold'
The Mighty Chihuahua, and Mexicans Can Hold Their Liquor
It's legal to drink a beer on the LIRR, but it might soon be illegal to advertise them on commuter rail line. A Brooklyn lawmaker says banning alcohol ads would be the first step toward prohibiting the consumption of booze as well. By John DeSio Alcohol advertising might pump much-needed revenue ... More >>
A sober drama about the birth of AA
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Addiction studies thrives in academia
Everything Is Intoxicated
Group Pays Addicts for Sterilization
New Survey Finds Union Self-Help Programs Point Way in Addiction Struggles
The Premier 12-Step Program Has a Killer Drug Problem
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New Vaccines May Drug-Proof Kids
Medical and Legal Issues Keep Overdose Antidote Out of Users' Hands
City Just Says No to Poor Addicts
An Insurer Dithers and an Addict Dies
The City Gets Tough On Child Abuse and Neglect, And The Judicial System Staggers Under The Load
Drug Policy Experts Ponder Prescribing Heroin to Junkies