• Blogs

    December 24, 2013

    Chiara de Blasio Admits to "Huge" Problem with Substance Abuse, Depression

    In a professionally edited video delivered to reporters inboxes on Tuesday, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's daughter admits to abusing alcohol and drugs to cope with severe depression, or, in the parlance of the production team, Chiara "tells her story and opens up about substance abuse." The slick vi ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 24, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    January 30, 2013


    T.J. Miller Hits Gotham Comedy Club

  • News

    January 2, 2013

    Tribeca Twelve: Recovery House

    A new college residence offers students 12-step living—for a price

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg, Health Cop: Mayor Takes Aim At Booze

    First he came for your smokes. Then he came for your trans-fats. Then he came for your sugary drinks -- and now Mayor Mike Bloomberg has your booze in his sights.In the mayor's latest effort to protect you from yourself, the city Health Department now plans to tackle alcohol abuse in the Big Apple, ... More >>

  • Film

    May 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Boozehounds More Likely to Croak at Early Age

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Women Have Finally Discovered Booze

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2011

    Kids With Cool Parents More Likely to Be Lushes Later On (Study)

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Alcohol's Deadly Toll

    ​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 >>

  • Film

    January 19, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    November 17, 2010


    Free readings of 14 new plays

  • Voice Choices

    October 20, 2010


    Furry critters star in David Sedaris’s new collection

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Drink Booze for Life!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Boozers Have the Best Vocabularies

    ​You may remember "If You're an Educated Woman, You Probably Have a Drinking Problem" -- unless you're too educated (or drunk) to remember it. Now we've found the brilliant "People of Class Drink Alcohol" from Discover -- yeah, a science magazine -- in which author Razib Khan crunches the numb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    If You're an Educated Woman, You Probably Have a Drinking Problem

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Sexual Addiction Can Really Get Out of Hand

    A friend of mine told me that his ex is so sexually addicted that, once he tried recovery, he couldn't even masturbate for fear that it would launch him back into his horndog mania! Taking a hand to himself would be equivalent to a recovering alcoholic grabbing just a tiny sip of champagne--i.e., a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    The East Village Braces Itself for a New Bar in Bad Taste: The 13th Step

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2009


    Photographs 50 years in the making

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Live: David Bazan Preaches/Blasphemes At Pianos

    Serenading New Hampshire. David Bazan Pianos Tuesday, Sept. 1 No one writes better -- or angrier -- songs about God than David Bazan, slow-core sad-sack mastermind of Pedro the Lion and various solo escapades, his calm, gorgeously bitter baritone enunciating every syllable of every word with perf ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 22, 2009


    Latin film fest gets gritty and real

  • Voice Choices

    May 20, 2009


    A five-night stand with Art Brut

  • Theater

    March 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Eminem's Mother Reveals She's Not Kim Basinger!

    In her new book, My Son Marshall, My Son Eminem, Debbie Nelson says the portrayal of Em's mama in the movie 8 Mile was as fictional as Slim Shady. Writes Debs, "The Basinger character comes on to her own son and his friends. That is just sick. She's addicted to alcohol and bingo, her trailer is an ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 11, 2008


    The Mountain Goats summit in Manhattan

  • People

    January 22, 2008

    Puppy Love

    The Mighty Chihuahua, and Mexicans Can Hold Their Liquor

  • NYC Life

    January 8, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007

    A Sobering Plan to End Subway Alcohol Advertising

    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 >>

  • Film

    August 21, 2007
  • Theater

    March 13, 2007

    The Twelfth Step

    A sober drama about the birth of AA

  • Film

    August 8, 2006
  • Music

    March 7, 2006

    Ed's Not Dead

    Hammell on Trial makes a good living getting punk from an acoustic guitar

  • NYC Life

    March 1, 2005
  • Art

    January 4, 2005

    More Than 'Just Say No'

    Addiction studies thrives in academia

  • Theater

    January 13, 2004

    Stand-Up Rehab

    Recovering addict Mark Lundholm works his solo program

  • News

    October 9, 2001

    A Love Supreme

    The Fallen Fire Chaplain Was Also a Hero to Gays

  • News

    May 29, 2001
  • News

    May 22, 2001

    Labor’s Loneliest Battles

    New Survey Finds Union Self-Help Programs Point Way in Addiction Struggles

  • Specials

    May 22, 2001
  • Specials

    May 15, 2001
  • News

    May 8, 2001

    AA Unmasked

    The Premier 12-Step Program Has a Killer Drug Problem

  • Theater

    March 27, 2001
  • News

    November 28, 2000

    Avoiding the Rush

    Can the Giants’ Kerry Collins Continue to Sidestep the Big Apple Media Blitz?

  • NYC Life

    March 7, 2000
  • News

    October 19, 1999

    Welfare Policy Relapse

    City Just Says No to Poor Addicts