Posts tagged "drug addiction"

New Hampshire Candidate Scott Brown Thinks No One Cares About Birth Control

New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown thinks that no one cares about birth control or equal pay, of course. [Huffington Post] Tennessee has a new law that treats narcotics addiction during pregnancy as child assault, which is keeping women from getting effective treatment for narcotics addiction. [Salon]

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 1, 2014

Woman Has Baby, Gets Arrested By Tennessee Police For Using Meth While Pregnant

Tennessee has arrested its first new mother under a new law that charges women for assault for using narcotics while pregnant. A 26-year-old mom was arrested after she tested positive for meth, which she admitted to using before her baby's birth. Call me crazy, but maybe quality drug rehabilitation treatment might work better than throwing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 11, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Drunk Mom Author Jowita Bydlowska On Alcoholism, Parenthood & Writing

Motherhood. We all have a vision in mind of what it's supposed to look like: warm, nurturing, saccharine, even beatific. Even the messier versions we allow — frazzled new parent anxiety, daylight zombies — still position the mother as with-it and in control. But what about the mothers who are anything but in control? What…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 13, 2014

True Story: Lessons Learned From A Lifetime Of Dating Men With Substance Abuse Problems

In high school, I fell for a guy named Opie. That was not his given name but a nickname he had acquired along the way. I would have asked from where it had come, but I never found the necessary strength to even talk to him, let alone inquire about the particulars of his life.

By: Amanda Chatel / April 24, 2014

FYI: Discussing An Addict’s Participation In An Anonymous 12-Step Program, Even After They’ve Died, Is Not Okay

I'm not exactly surprised that rag like The New York Post would send a reporter to loiter outside of a 12-step meeting like Narcotics or Alcoholics Anonymous, in hopes of scoring some exclusive "scoop" on the passing of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. But I am repulsed by it. In an article in yesterday's paper -- which I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 5, 2014

More Details Emerge About Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death

Celebrities react to Philip Seymour Hoffman's sudden death from a drug overdose this weekend. [Huffington Post] Meanwhile, police are concerned that the batch of heroin which killed Hoffman was laced with fentanyl, a drug used on cancer patients. Such batches have been linked to heroin-related deaths all along the East Coast. [TMZ] Hoffman was discovered…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2014

Girl Talk: Why I’m Thankful For My Weekly 12-Step Meeting

A quick note on anonymity. Support group meetings like these are anonymous. The stories told by others and their names are not to leave the room and therefore all references will be very vague and general, with only a specific focus on my takeaway as it pertains to my situation. I'm also not attempting to

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 27, 2013

10 Hot Drug Addicts On TV & In Film

Yo, this Sunday, Mr. Walter White and his meth-addicted protege Jesse Pinkman are back for the season premiere of "Breaking Bad." I am so excited that I'm hosting a small get together at my apartment, complete with blue raspberry rock candy (what the show uses for their meth) and a bell in memory of Hector…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 13, 2012

Today’s Lady News: On Taking Drugs While Pregnant

This week, The New York Times Magazine explores a difficult and complex issue: prosecuting drug-addicted mothers whose drug use harms their fetus in the womb. The piece zeroes in on Alabama prosecutors who are charging drug-addicted mothers, ostensibly to help the mothers, although it often lands the mothers in jail. It's a big, complicated issue and definitely…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2012

Girl Talk: Why Amy Winehouse’s Death Came As A Shock

"It's not really a shock." When a famous person dies from causes related to drug or alcohol addiction, this, or something similar, is one of the more common responses people have. While there are plenty of crueler things people can and do say, this bored and blase lack of surprise over the death of a…

By: Anonymous / July 25, 2011

Courtney Love Is A “Junkie Auntie Mame” For Actresses On Drugs

"I still can't escape the stigma [of a drug addict] for some reason. Even people like Kelly Osbourne feel free to f**k with me. A few nights ago, when she appeared on 'Fashion Police with Joan Rivers,' the bitch called me a crackhead. ... This is a girl whose life I have saved twice, once…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 26, 2011

Charlie Sheen Isn’t Done Talkin’ Yet

Full disclosure: I find "Two and a Half Men" to be one of the more intolerable shows on television, so I can't say that I'm terribly upset the show has been put on indefinite hiatus following Charlie Sheen's epic, ongoing meltdown. Oh yes, ongoing! Charlie apparently didn't get everything off his chest when he called

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 26, 2011

Girl Talk: I Unknowingly Bought My Own Engagement Ring

My ex-fiancé made me cry on our first date. Huddled together in my cramped Manhattan apartment, I learned that Michael graduated from UCLA, knew the lyrics to every Air Supply ballad, and had recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer for the second time. He brushed away my tears while citing his recurring symptoms and chemotherapy…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 22, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Michael Lohan’s Women-Only Rehab Might Be The Worst Idea Ever

Lindsay Lohan's wackadoodle dad claims to be opening a women-only rehab in Pasadena, California. Stay far, far away. [New York Post] Plus-size model Crystal Renn — who, at size 10, is hardly "plus-size" — has walked three shows at Paris Fashion Week and said she's being treated just like any other model. [NYmag.com] Surprising fact:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 6, 2010

I-Dosing Gets Teens High Digitally?!

You're probably asking yourself: "How the hell is it possible to get high digitally?" Well, you know those ecstasy-hungry and internet-savvy teens are always looking for the next big high. And apparently, one only needs a set of headphones, an MP3 player, and an internet connection to experience "i-dosing," which involves purchasing "digital drugs" from…

By: Annika Harris / July 15, 2010

Frisky Q & A: Melissa Febos, Ex-Dominatrix And Author Of “Whip Smart: A Memoir”

A dominatrix: all of us know what one is. But let's be honest: few of us actually know a woman who earns her living as one (that we're aware of, anyway). But you'll become, ahem, intimately familiar with one after reading the recently published book, Whip Smart: A Memoir, by Melissa Febos. Febos, who nowaday…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 21, 2010

On “Intervention,” A Young Woman Snorts Drugs With A Tampon Tube

I used to watch A&E's addiction series, "Intervention," religiously. After a while, though, I couldn't take it anymore. I appreciate the struggles of addiction, but the stories are so often so heartbreaking. Watching people in the throes of intense addiction is agonizing. Every once in a while, though, I tune in again. This Monday, I…

By: Susannah Breslin / April 14, 2010

Girl Talk: I Keep Forgetting Not To Trust An Addict

About a year ago, I was sitting at my desk at The Frisky when an email from my mother popped up. She was writing to tell me that my brother had checked himself into a rehab facility because he had started using drugs again. He had strained his back at his job, but didn't tell…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 22, 2010

Jodie Sweetin Talks Drug Use And Recovery On “Today”

unSweetined, Jodie Sweetin's book about her drug addiction and recovery, officially hits bookstores tomorrow, and the former "Full House" star spoke to Matt Lauer on "Today" this morning. As we know from reading an excerpt from the book, Jodie was still using when she began touring the country, warning college students about the danger…

By: Catherine Strawn / November 2, 2009

Quickies!: Bar Rafaeli Is The New Face Of Rampage

Bar Rafaeli will take over Gisele Bundchen’s spot as the new face of Rampage. [Just Jared] – The Israeli beauty may no longer have a sexy boyfriend, but she’s got a very hot new business deal. This amazing graphic of "Things To Say During Sex" just took a big ol' weight off our shoulders. [Incredimazing]…

By: Carrie Wasterlain / July 22, 2009
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