NBC News called the late Cory Monteith “the new, fresh face of heroin.” Monteith, who was a rising star on Glee before his tragic death, was handsome, athletic, and celebrated. yesterday, NBC News called the late Cory Monteith “the new, fresh face of heroin.” How did this golden boy become the poster-child for a drug that, according to The Guardian, “had already stagnated socially into ghettos” by the late 1970s?
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Shameless, the hit TV series created by Paul Abbott, is anything but subtle. It paints a portrait of addiction’s “ripple effect” on the family—an effect that is by turns violent, gross, tragic, absurd, and hilarious, but never far off the mark.
With prescription drug overdose deaths now outnumbering traffic fatalities in the United States, increased prescription use may seem like the last thing our country needs right now. But as The Wall Street Journal recently reported, the FDA is currently testing the effects of Oxycontin – a highly addictive prescription opiate – on pediatric patients aged six to 16.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, and especially to all the fathers in recovery! We're so proud of the dads in our Phoenix Fathers group, who are reconnecting with their kids and starting new chapters in their lives.
Tom Oppenheim is the Artistic Director of the Stella Adler Studio in New York. We talked to him about the Studio's Outreach Program and their acting classes for our clients at the Phoenix House Career Academy in Brooklyn.