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Sippin' Syrup is Over-the-Counter Sizzurp

By Jeff Deeney

A legal "herbal mood enhancing" purple drank is showing up at drug treatment sites. MORE  

What Drives Some Addicts to Violence?

By Jeff Deeney

The "junkie Bonnie and Clyde" who caused carnage in New Jersey recently aimed to "go out with a bang." But stories like theirs are atypical; can we ever anticipate them? MORE  

The Dangerous New Disease in Needle Park

By Jeff Deeney

With risks like addiction, HIV and hepatitis C, the last thing street junkies need is another disease to ward off. But that's just what they have—and almost no one is paying attention. MORE  

The Junkie Legend of Philly's Pill Hill

By Jeff Deeney

Philly's open-air market for Oxy was about as safe as street dealing gets. Then the cops shut Pill Hill down. Now opiate addicts are in a lot more danger. MORE  

Hustlers Anonymous

By Jeff Deeney

Money, women, guns—these are what make a street drug dealer's life so addictive. But a ghetto version of a 12-step group is offering these young men a future other than death or prison. MORE  

Jail-Bound Beanie Siegel Arrested on Drug, Gun Rap

By Jeff Deeney

The ex-Roc-A-Fella Records rapper is busted with pills and codeine cough syrup, weeks before he's set to go to prison for tax evasion. MORE  

Philly Feels Pain of Recovery House Cuts

By Jeff Deeney

The loss of welfare payments that helped people into sober housing forces poor addicts back onto the streets. MORE  

A New Way to End Gun Violence

By Jeff Deeney

Shooting deaths this summer are epidemic. The drug war and gun control have failed. A radical new program called CeaseFire might stop the killing. MORE  

Video: New Jersey Man's Fifth DUI in Five Weeks

By Jeff Deeney

A serial drunk driver arrested again today has menaced the cops and schoolkids of South Jersey. MORE  

Peace, Love and Trafficking

By Jeff Deeney

The incredibly true tale of two 20-year-old hippies in the early '70s who became major players in the marijuana trade. Welcome to the Golden Age of getting high in America. MORE  

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