Posts tagged "drug addiction"

Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom Have Reportedly Called Off Their Divorce

Blergh, I have such mixed feelings about this.

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 21, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Lamar Odom’s Drug Problems Are Not For Khloe Kardashian To Fix

Women are not responsible for saving men with mental health problems. I repeat: Women are not responsible for saving men with mental health problems.

Tiffanie Drayton | October 19, 2015 - 10:20 am

Gloucester, MA, Police Will Treat Drug Addiction As A Disease, Not A Crime

Under the new program, addicts who come in to a police station with the remainder of their drugs and supplies will not be charged with a crime, but will be

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 11, 2015 - 1:45 pm

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

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 1, 2014 - 6:12 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | July 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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…

Amanda Chatel | April 24, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 5, 2014 - 1:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 3, 2014 - 10:20 am

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

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 27, 2013 - 2:30 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 13, 2012 - 11:00 am

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2012 - 5:40 pm

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…

Anonymous | July 25, 2011 - 1:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 26, 2011 - 3:20 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 26, 2011 - 12:00 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 22, 2010 - 2:00 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | October 6, 2010 - 8:30 pm

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…

Annika Harris | July 15, 2010 - 2:20 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 21, 2010 - 1:00 pm

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…

Susannah Breslin | April 14, 2010 - 12:30 pm