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Why K2 Is Still Hot in Philly

By Jeff Deeney

Despite new bans, the high cost of tests to detect myriad K2 strains means Philadelphia's hustlers can keep on two-in' . MORE  

Portrait of the Hustler as a Young Man

By Jeff Deeney

The short, fast life of Billy the Kid, a drug dealer who got in over his head in Philly's Badlands barrio. MORE  

Rehab For Poor People

By Jeff Deeney

Dirty and depressing, public treatment centers are a far cry from Celebrity Rehab, but they've helped thousands of down-and-out addicts like me turn their lives around. MORE  

America's Top 5 Street Drugs

By Jeff Deeney

The 2011 data on America's most abused street drugs has just come in, and some of the names on the list will surprise you. MORE  

Philly Homicide Spike Draws Innovative Response

By Jeff Deeney

"Interrupters" are a welcome alternative to near-martial law in a city where drug-related killings are soaring. MORE  

Why Small-Town America Is Drowning in Drugs

By Jeff Deeney

America's heartland has been battered by a tidal wave of crystal meth and prescription pills. Nick Reding, the best-selling author of Methland, explains why. MORE  

A Junkie's Christmas

By Jeff Deeney

William S. Burroughs gives a new spin to the season with some help from Francis Ford Coppola.  MORE  

Iran Treats its Addicts a Little Better Than Expected

By Jeff Deeney

The repressive regime handles drug traffickers brutally, but does better when it comes to the users. MORE  

How Stop-and-Frisk Brings the Drug War Home

By Jeff Deeney

When the NYPD evicted Occupy Wall Street last week, it enforced a military-style lockdown and media blackout. But in heroin hot spots in poor urban neighborhoods, these drug-war tactics are the way we live now. MORE  

New, "Tamper-Proof" Oxy Costs Less on the Street

By Jeff Deeney

Addicts who miss the easy-access old form of OxyContin chase the pills that are smuggled in from Canada instead. MORE  

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