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German Army Camp Cracks Down on Drunks

By McCarton Ackerman

Chronic boozing at the base in Afghanistan has already caused one accidental death. MORE  

Vancouver's Harm Reduction Approach Is Working

By McCarton Ackerman

A 15-year study shows that fewer people use and inject drugs since the city adopted a public health approach and opened a safe injection site. MORE  

Now NYC's Elite Are Poppin' Molly

By McCarton Ackerman

Molly's reputation as a "cleaner" version of ecstasy reportedly gives MDMA a social boost. MORE  

Did Amy Winehouse Die From Bulimia?

By McCarton Ackerman

The late singer's long struggle with bulimia fatally weakened her body, says her brother. MORE  

9/11 Led a Million People to Start Smoking Again

By McCarton Ackerman

Researchers attribute a 2.3% nationwide increase in smoking to stress caused by the attacks. MORE  

Michael Madsen Ordered To Rehab

By McCarton Ackerman

The Kill Bill actor is sentenced to 30-days for failing to attend AA after last year's DUI arrest. MORE  

Swedish Town Mulls "Glass Zone" for Addicts

By McCarton Ackerman

Politicians propose a glass-encased area for the "down and out" to socialize, without disturbing the town. MORE  

James Gandolfini, An Impossible Act to Follow

By McCarton Ackerman

The much-loved Sopranos star dies of a heart attack at 51, after a celebrated career and a history of drug problems and sobriety. MORE  

Ester Nicholson Talks "Soul Recovered"

By McCarton Ackerman

After her first decade of sobriety, Ester Nicholson found the 12 Steps had taken her as far as they could. Then she found a way to take those teachings even further. MORE  

Read Their Slips: 10 Tripped Up Politicians

By McCarton Ackerman

Politicians—drug prohibitionists included—make many moves that leave us wondering if they were under the influence of something. Frequently, they're unfortunate enough to provide hard evidence. MORE  

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