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New Habitsnew

Ex-heroin addict David Mitchell teaches people in recovery how to help themselves.
Monday Magazine  |  Danielle Pope  |  09-27-2010  |  Drugs

Lisa Loomer's 'Distracted' Tries a Twist on the Old Theme of Addictionnew

Over the last half century or so, the family that self-medicates has become a trope of American literature. Hell — it's become a trope of America, and our theater's been the source of some of its most potent expressions.
Chicago Reader  |  Tony Adler  |  02-16-2010  |  Theater

Junkie Town: Santa Cruz's Heroin Problemnew

In the woods just outside Santa Cruz, heroin is laying waste to a hidden population.
Good Times Santa Cruz  |  Curtis Cartier  |  12-02-2009  |  Drugs

How Slot Machines Are Secretly Designed to Seduce and Destroy Younew

Slots-only gambling parlors located in highly populated areas are precisely the model that Foxwoods and SugarHouse casinos hope to replicate in Philadelphia. Gov. Ed Rendell and others have portrayed slots as a safe medium. The opposite is true.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Isaiah Thompson  |  01-13-2009  |  Economy

Run, Josh, Runnew

SN&R writer Josh Fernandez trains through a lifetime of addiction.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Josh Fernandez  |  12-03-2008  |  Culture

Bucky Sinister Explores Self-Help's Sinister Undersidenew

Get Up: A 12-Step Guide for Misfits, Freaks, and Weirdos shows how compelling the self-help format can be.
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan  |  10-22-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Bucky Sinister Hits Bedrock and Breaks the Self-Help Mold with 'Get Up'new

Move over Dr. Phil and Dr. Drew and every other faux-folksy TV platitude-puss. Mr. Sinister has the kind of wisdom -- and writing skills -- that can only come from experience.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  G. Martinez Cabrera  |  10-01-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Steve Earle Talks Music, Politics and Addictionnew

Earle's resurrection after being released from jail in the mid-1990s is remarkable, and few would dispute that he is today one of the best songwriters in the world. And he always seasons his songs with powerful political messages that rise above the polemical.
New Haven Advocate  |  Jim Motavalli  |  09-16-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

'The Porn Trap' Tells the Stories of a Wide Range of Porn Addictsnew

Here we finally have a book that I believe will prove a great resource for individuals struggling with excessive use of pornography.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Annette Owens  |  09-10-2008  |  Nonfiction

The Experimental Drug Treatment Prometa Fights Fire with Firenew

Does an unproven treatment that combats drug addiction with drugs promise more than it can deliver?
Dallas Observer  |  Megan Feldman  |  08-18-2008  |  Drugs

David Carr Asks Himself the Toughest Questions in 'The Night of The Gun'new

Before it delivers the inevitable jolt of redemption, The Night of The Gun is a maddening book, dangerous in large doses to anyone who has ever romanticized the outlaw appeal of the addict, frequently absurd and offensive to those drunks and dope fiends who have somehow managed to ask for help and get on with their lives.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Steve Friedman  |  08-15-2008  |  Nonfiction

I Can't Quit You, Coffeenew

You're my last true vice. And your grip on me is truly vise-like. This column may be read as a cry for help.
San Diego CityBeat  |  D.A. Kolodenko  |  07-30-2008  |  Food+Drink

Too Many Pregnant Addicts Call Salt Lake County Metro Jail Homenew

With treatment-center beds so hard to come by, judges hand pregnant women jail sentences to provide them at least with safety and some prenatal care. But most of the babies will still be born into a world where drug withdrawal is one of their first sensations.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Eric S. Peterson  |  06-30-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Methadone Clinic Helps Clients with Java Therapynew

A Pittsburgh methadone clinic opens coffee shop to give its clients a place to go after their treatment.
Pittsburgh City Paper  |  Ali McNally  |  04-14-2008  |  Science

Internet Addiction: The Seedy Underbelly of the Information Superhighwaynew

An estimated 9 million people in this country are addicted to the internet -- if true, this means it is more seductive to Americans than cocaine (with 6 million regular users).
Willamette Week  |  Corey Pein  |  02-27-2008  |  Tech

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