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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  

UFC Veteran Fighter Jailed for Drug Trafficking

By McCarton Ackerman

Paul Kelly is sentenced to 13 years for helping run a major heroin ring in Liverpool, England. MORE  

Johnny Depp Stayed Sober During Breakup

By McCarton Ackerman

The actor says drinking to cope with his split from Vanessa Paradis "could have been fatal." MORE  

Coffee's Energy Boost Is a Sign That You're Addicted

By McCarton Ackerman

Caffeine's "pick-me-up" could just be the body fighting withdrawal, according to a new study. MORE  

Rihanna Is "Going to Rehab for Love Addiction"

By McCarton Ackerman

The singer is reportedly seeking 12-step treatment to help her move on from Chris Brown. MORE  

Drugs and Animal Poaching Overlap in Costa Rica

By McCarton Ackerman

Drug runners' recruitment of poachers brings crime to the country's once-protected shores. MORE  

NYC Mom Sues Over Bogus Drug Arrest

By McCarton Ackerman

Elizabeth Pineda is suing the city for $50 million after spending two weeks in prison and having her kids taken away. MORE  

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