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Sex Work and Sobriety

By Riot Stern

First I used drugs, later I became an escort. Then I got clean and sober, but it still took a while to get out of the life.  MORE  

Quitting Rage

By Scarlett Fever

On the hunt for my rapist, armed with rage-fueled revenge fantasies, I finally learned to let go of the anger that had defined me. MORE  

Tyson's Rock Bottom: Beating Hookers on Coke

By Bryan Le

The former heavyweight champion, three years sober, recalls his darkest hour. MORE  

Texas Politician Scored Drugs From Hookers

By McCarton Ackerman

A city councilman in the Dallas–Fort Worth area is in hot water for drug use—and for his preferred drug connection. MORE  

Four-Foot-Tall Hooker Dies at 40, Drawing Huge Headlines

By Will Godfrey

"Little Bit,"  a much-beloved former prostitute who led a colony of recovering drug addicts, couldn't escape her own dark past. MORE  

A Teacher's Addiction Triggers a National Scandal

By Melissa Petro

When the media discovered her past as a sex worker, Melissa Petro lost her beloved teaching job, triggering a national firestorm. A year later, she wonders if her downfall was the result of her long-time addiction.  MORE  

Nasty Habits: Addiction Turned Me into a Hooker

By Emma Lee

Her drinking led her to sell her body, which led to more drinking and drugs. A high-living hooker chronicles her desperate journey to hell and back.  MORE  

The Abortion That Saved my Life

By Anna David

While I was still doing cocaine and sleeping with the only guy who wouldn't judge me for doing it, I became pregnant.  MORE  

The Quick Fix
Man Mistakenly Takes Meth, Walks Into Walmart Naked

A South Carolina man accidentally took methamphetamine, which made him "paranoid" and "crazy" enough to walk into a Walmart wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

4/18/14 7:30pm
Support On the Rise for Giving Naloxone to Emergency Personnel

Proponents for equipping emergency responders with the lifesaving overdose antidote have become more vocal, with only those on the edges holding on to their opposition.

4/18/14 5:30pm
Back From the Abyss: The Autobiography of a Low-Bottom Alky

Paid Sponsored Post: Follow Kieran Doherty’s wild ride of a life––from altar boy to rebel to alcohol-fueled criminal… bringing a whole new meaning to hitting bottom.

4/18/14 3:31pm
Eric Holder Optimistic, Cautious About Legal Marijuana

The nation's top law enforcement officer has sounded a conciliatory tone in recent months, though he remains hesitant to fully embrace legal pot.

4/18/14 3:30pm
High Price of Breakthrough Hepatitis C Drug Expected to Decline

Though the price potentially will drop, poorer countries will continue to suffer from the disease until a cheaper generic drug is available for sale.

4/18/14 1:00pm

Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
How I Forgave the Woman Who Helped My Son Die of an Overdose

She introduced him to the drug that eventually killed him. It took a long time, but eventually I had to treat her the way my son would have wanted.

The Rehab Review
Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious San Diego rehab has a program for you—if you can tear yourself away from “the most amazing massages ever."

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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