What Do We Want for Our Children?

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The tragic and untimely death of Philip Seymour Hoffman made a lot of people think. Larry Bernstein thought about the children.

Driving Away from Restitution

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A fathers drops off a coat to his daughter, a coat she will need to take with her when she goes to the halfway house for drug addiction.

Flying Dadless

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Erik Proulx is parenting without a script—or a father’s influence. And he’s doing a damn good job.

Drugs Like Car Crashes, Shootings and Falling

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More Americans now die from drug overdose than from any other cause of injury death.

When Parents are Branded as Bad

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Law Professor Tamar Birckhead on the unintended consequences of a system meant to protect children.

Culture’s Effect on Victims

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A story of child labor, sex slavery and those times when culture slaps you in the face.

The New ‘New Dylans’: Musical Storytellers for Modern Times

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Here are four of the finest narrators who still use song as a medium—raconteurs capturing distinctly modern stories.

Holding Sadie: A Father Hits Bottom and Returns to Happiness

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Ryan Phillips had to lose everything he had before he understood what was truly important.

How to Become a Cocaine Addict

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Andy Bodle tries cocaine for the first time and feels like a winner.

Brazil State Unveils New Crack Rehabilitation Initiative

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A recent study from the Federal University of Sao Paulo shows that “Brazil is now the world’s largest consumer of both cocaine and its crack derivative.”

What Marijuana Means to Me

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For Grace, marijuana represents the destruction of her family.

A Surprising Job Offer from Mother Teresa

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Snake Bloomstrand relates how Mother Teresa opened the eyes and heart of Father Bennie.

Could This be the End to the War on Drugs?

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The White House has finally realized that incarceration is not the way to solve the “drug problem” in the US.

In Utero

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For Drew Diaz, trouble with alcohol began early.

Redemption Shot: Justin Wren’s Path from Drug Addict to Christian Missionary

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An inspiring tale of redemption, courage, and human compassion.

Russell Brand, On Why Life is Better Without Drugs

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Alyssa Royse applauds the honesty and bravery of Russell Brand.