Intervention: Philly

As the face of junkies continues to shift from unsavory characters scoring in the backrooms to teens nicking OxyContin and Vicodin and Percocet-popping moms, the role of the interventionist has become more proment. Meet Vincent Ceraso.

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Posted Nov. 19, 2009 | Comments: 22

Intervention Part II: Detox

Here in the detox center of Livengrin Foundation for Addiction Recovery in Bucks County, drug addicts thrash, jerk and sweat addiction out of their dilapidated bodies under medical supervision, with the worst cases taking drugs to get off drugs.

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Posted Nov. 19, 2009 | Comments: 9

Intervention III: Harm Reduction

Yaya Liem prolongs life by providing IV drug users with clean needles—along with HIV tests and referrals for training, counseling and treatment. It's a controversial job, but one he does with joy.

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Posted Nov. 19, 2009 | Comments: 9

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Philly legislator Mike Stack talks minimum wage on MSNBC
By Randy LoBasso

Raising the minimum wage has become a huge national issue this election year and State Sen. Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia), who is running for Lt. Governor, has co-sponsored a bill that would raise both the standard and tipped minimum wage to $12 per hour in Pennsylvania. The bill, which he introduced alongside State Sen. Daylin Leach, [...]

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Donovan McNabb arrested in Arizona
By Randy LoBasso

The sports media world is scrambling to figure out one thing: Why was Donovan McNabb arrested in Arizona? Because he was. Former Eagle quarterback Donovan McNabb was arrested and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office just released his mugshot. According to TMZ: Donovan McNabb was arrested in Arizona … and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has released his mug [...]