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Alcoholic Fathers, Alcoholic Sons

By Tony O'Neill

Dan Fante watched his writer father John Fante descend into alcoholism before succumbing himself. Tony O’Neill asks him about his new memoir, Fante, which explores fathers, sons, and the drink that first fueled and then foiled them. MORE  

Murder in the Rooms of AA

By Tony O'Neill

One AA sponsor was falsely implicated in the slaying of a prostitute, while another was gunned down after divulging someone's top-secret "fourth step" confession. Just how protected are you when helping people who may be mentally ill—or even dangerous?  MORE  

Europe's Great Heroin Drought

By Tony O'Neill

The sudden scarcity of dope in cities across the continet is driving frightened addicts to increasingly desperate tactics. MORE  

Will Legalizing Pot Put An End to Mexico's Massacres?

By Tony O'Neill

In the past five years, the bloody drug wars on the border have caused more civilian deaths than our decade-long war in Iraq. How can the U.S. help break this awful cycle of violence? Maybe by legalizing marijuana. MORE  

Junkie Legend Jerry Stahl

By Tony O'Neill

Jerry Stahl is the lavishly-lauded author of cultish,  comic classiscs as Permanent Midnight, Perv. He's also a former junkie. Tony O'Neill quizzed him about writing while high, his days as a porn writer, and his endless fascination with drugs. MORE  

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