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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
Willie Nelson's Daughter Busted For Marijuana Possession

Paula Nelson followed her father's footsteps by getting busted with just under two ounces of weed in Texas.

8:30am
Morning Roundup: April 23, 2014

Voters fill Cocaine Congressman's seat, drunk father puts daughter in headlock, Florida surgeon general opposes medical pot, and feds say powdered booze an error.

7:00am
New ABC Drama ‘Black Box’ Tackles Addiction

Kelly Reilly plays a world-renowned neuroscientist with bipolar disorder who gets off on skipping her meds.

4/22/14 7:30pm
Republican State Congressman Arrested For DUI

Dan Eagle saw his rising star fade a bit after getting arrested for driving under the influence upon leaving a Taco Bell and blowing a red light in Tallahassee.

4/22/14 5:30pm
San Diego Man Claims Anti- Smoking Drug Made Him Kill Ex-Wife

Tim Danielson said that Chantix plunged him into depression weeks before he shot ex-wife Ming Qi several times and then tried to kill himself.

4/22/14 3:30pm

Rehabilitation Directories

Sober Living
Big Brother, Where Art Thou?

I barely made it out of my troubled adolescence and I had resources; how can I help an underprivileged teen with everything stacked against him?

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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