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Video: Can You Really Get Heroin for Free?

By Jeff Deeney

The story about dealers giving kids free samples to get them hooked can be overplayed. But it does happen—and not only to newcomers. MORE  

Introducing "Cokeville," the New American Suburb

By Jeff Deeney

With a collapsed economy and shrinking middle class, Coatesville, Pa., represents small-town America. Now, the cocaine market is the only industry that's booming. Is this our nation's future? MORE  

Addicts Will Soon Be Able to Ditch the Itch

By Jeff Deeney

The maddening scratching that opiate highs bring for many addicts could be over, thanks to a scientific breakthrough. MORE  

Should The Recovery Movement Occupy Wall Street?

By Jeff Deeney

Huge pharmaceutical firms and and health insurance companies often illegally continue to put their profits over the health and lives of millions of Americans, particularly those suffering from addiction. MORE  

Philly's Favorite Port-a-Potty, R.I.P.

By Jeff Deeney

This construction-site toilet was always hopping on Saturday night. Until it turned into a coffin. MORE  

Lil Wayne's "Sizzurp" Habit Is the Hustler's Choice

By Jeff Deeney

Cough syrup, which the rapper says had him hooked, is considered an acceptable high among street dealers, while crack is frowned upon. MORE  

K2 and Corner Boys: Philly Flips Over Phony Pot

By Jeff Deeney

Drug dealers on the streets of Philadelphia have discovered synthetic pot, openly smoking blunts all day. K2 occupies a gray area—only some forms are illegal and not all highs are safe. Philly police are struggling to deal with deal with its dangers. MORE  

Inside a Crack House

By Jeff Deeney

Ordered to rescue a trapped four-year-old boy, a social worker raids a crumbling crack house in a neighborhood where he himself once regularly copped. MORE  

Is AA "Too White"?

By Jeff Deeney

Dismissing AA as a white-person's movement, many black addicts take a pass on the 12-steps and seek salvation from their church. That's not always a prescription for success. MORE  

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