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Addiction (INACTIVE)

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  • Film Review: A man and his laptop in 'Don Jon'

    Film Review: A man and his laptop in 'Don Jon'
    As the title suggests, “Don Jon,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt's debut feature as a writer/director, centers on a stud. Gordon-Levitt stars as a working-class man from New Jersey who beds whomever he wants and yet still remains unsatisfied with his...
  • Death for Houston as sad as her life

    By the time you read this, Whitney Houston will have hopefully, finally, been laid to rest. Which is far different than how she was treated for the six days after she died. During that time, Houston was dissected, analyzed, criticized and scrutinized by...
  • Bringing addicts in from the streets

    Bringing addicts in from the streets
    It is mid-morning on a recent Friday in West Baltimore, and there is a long line snaking down the street and around the corner. Why? Vendors are dispensing free heroin samples. In other areas of the city, buyers are risking arrest and drug contamination...
  • Addiction expert weighs in on Mayor Bob Filner's therapy plan

    Addiction expert weighs in on Mayor Bob Filner's therapy plan
    San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, 70, announced Friday that he will enter a “behavioral counseling clinic” on Aug. 5 to deal with issues relating to the multiple sexual harassment allegations against him. Although details of his treatment plan are...
  • Making sure HIV-positive women get the care they need

    Making sure HIV-positive women get the care they need
    In the back of a skid row community health center, a woman with teardrop tattoos under her eyes begins to tell her story. To a circle of other women, she says she ran away from home and joined a gang at 13. She started injecting PCP, and as a teen spent...
  • Addiction: State's Overdose Problem Requires A Sense Of Urgency

    Connecticut is not doing enough to keep people from becoming addicted to alcohol and drugs and dying of drug overdoses. Only a fraction of those who need help with the chronic, relapsing disease of addiction get that help here, mirroring statistics...
  • Writers in Treatment's Reel Recovery Film Fest opens Oct. 18

    The Reel Recovery Film Festival, which focuses on stories of addiction and recovery, kicks off its fifth edition Oct. 18 at the Laemmle's Monica 4-Plex. The festival presented by the Hollywood nonprofit recovery group Writers in Treatment, includes...
  • Britain's hateful politics

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has prompted reactions from Britain's far left that takes bad taste to new extremes. During its Top 40 music countdown Sunday night, BBC Radio 1 was "forced" to play...
  • Health officials blame heroin for spike in Maryland overdose deaths

    Health officials blame heroin for spike in Maryland overdose deaths
    Heroin overdose deaths soared last year in Baltimore, a city that has struggled with one of the highest rates of heroin addiction in the nation and with the violence that comes with illegal drug dealing. In 2012, 126 people died in the city from...
  • Survivor writes memoir of drug abuse, recovery

    Survivor writes memoir of drug abuse, recovery
    As a single mother of three kids working two jobs, snorting crystal meth made Debra Collins feel like she could "climb a mountain." "I felt like I was a fully charged light bulb." But then Collins lost her job. Bills went unpaid. Checks bounced. She...
  • Cory Monteith dead at 31: Director recalls 'vulnerable' star

    Cory Monteith dead at 31: Director recalls 'vulnerable' star
    As the shock of Cory Monteith’s sudden death began to settle in Monday, tributes to the “Glee” star started trickling in from all corners of Hollywood. Many who encountered the 31-year-old offered their thoughts on Monteith, who they...