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Re "Felons allowed to help addicts, a report finds," May 14 The fact that addiction counselors in California who are sex offenders and other types of felons are allowed to provide addiction treatment is just the tip of the iceberg in a fundamentally...
This year I think we’ll break our Father's Day habit of staying close to home and take my husband to the Addiction Bistro, a little café on La Cienega Boulevard that serves burgers and sausages, chili and ice cream. I found the Addiction Bistro...
California's lax rules governing who can work as substance abuse counselors have allowed sex offenders and other felons to treat addicts with little to no scrutiny by the state, according to a report by the Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes released...
In his new biography, "Farther and Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson," Blake Bailey explores the tormented life of the author of "The Lost Weekend" — the once-celebrated 1944 novel that led to the Oscar-winning film...
The documentary "Tattoo Nation" deftly chronicles the journey of modern tattoo artistry in the United States as it moved from the margins to the mainstream. Director Eric Schwartz, aided by writer-producer John Corry, writer-editor Marco Jakubowicz and...
Tags: Movies, Artists, Entertainment, Danny Trejo, Arts and Culture
CAIRO -- The Egyptian government says it is taking steps to battle drug addiction, especially among young people, which has escalated amid deepening social and economic problems since the 2011 uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak. The...
Cocaine dependence is a devilishly difficult addiction to break, owing to the drug's unique chemical ability both to reward users and to disrupt their impulse-control mechanisms. But a surprising drug combination may offer an equally clever way to...
Tags: Topamax (drug), Obesity, Psychotherapy, Placebo, Heroin
SAO PAULO, Brazil — Between the high-rises in the dark center of this megacity, a swarm of people covers an entire block. They are in constant, aimless motion, glazed eyes and dirty faces illuminated repeatedly by small flashes of fire. This is...
Once a week for the last several years, I've driven to skid row to visit a friend. I get depressed about the area at times because it's such a depository of the unfortunate and the forgotten. But then I'll catch a warm greeting, or see a sign of hope in...
Tags: Mardi Gras, Movies, Entertainment, Documentary (genre), Symptoms
Question: I started drinking alcohol and using drugs when I was in high school, and I kept it up until recently. I didn't think I had a problem because I have maintained good grades in school and held a steady job. Last year, I was stopped by the police...
L.A. NOWThe paparazzi shots have been seen all around the world –- a dead-eyed, make-up smeared Britney Spears shaving her head in a Tarzana hair salon and attacking an SUV with an umbrella -– but when they appeared pieces of evidence Thursday in a...
L.A. NOWLos Angeles County jurors on Thursday began hearing opening statements in a lawsuit brought by the man who acted as singer Britney Spears' manager during a portion of the tumultuous time that ended with a court giving her father control over her affairs...
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