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Addiction and Recovery

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    Sun Cafe -- a Coffee Shop with a Cause -- Helps Hyde Park Get On Its Feet

    Sun Cafe (1435 Salisbury Street; 314-899-0330) wouldn't cause a second glance if it were in the Loop or Maplewood. It would look like just another cafe if it were along one of the avenues in the Central West End or even downtown. But Sun Cafe sticks out along Salisbury Street in Hyde Park -- it's no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Probation Worker Accused of Selling Cocaine to Judges Expected to Plead Guilty

    A St. Clair County probation worker who had been accused of repeatedly doing cocaine with two judges - one of whom died from a cocaine overdose - is expected to plead guilty to selling coke the men in robes were snorting. Back in May, James K. Fogarty was charged in U.S. District Court in East St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Illinois Judge Michael Cook Resigns After Drug Arrest; Checks into Rehab Facility

    The Illinois judge at the center of an increasingly complicated drug scandal resigned from office yesterday. Circuit Court Judge Michael Cook is charged with drug and illegal weapons possession, and is the subject of a federal drug investigation that has already ensnared other employees of the St. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Marijuana Bill: Shane Cohn Proposes Pot Fines Go To St. Louis Mental Health Board

    Government resources are wasted on overly harsh prosecutions for those caught with small amounts of marijuana -- such that the system can be unfair to those charged and unnecessarily drains law enforcement resources. This is the thinking behind Alderman Shane Cohn's proposal to lower the consequence ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 12, 2012
  • Music

    January 26, 2012

    The Lemonheads

    8 p.m. Saturday, January 28. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Missourians Are More Sober Than Rest of U.S., Study Shows

    ​For those who think Missouri is home to a bunch of meth-makers, heroin addicts and beer swillers, the most recent national statistics out of Washington show that, surprisingly, this is far from being true. In fact, when crunching the latest data for both drugs and alcohol, Missouri ranks eith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Shocker: Study Shows Retired NFL Players Abuse Painkillers More Than The Rest of Us

    image via​Here's some news that will shock you: Retired NFL players, who spent the best years of their lives running and throwing and getting tackled and getting hurt, take more painkillers than the rest of us. Since they were NFL players, they have better access to the good ones, like Vicodin ... More >>

  • Music

    August 11, 2010

    Elizabeth Cook

    7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 12. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Music

    February 10, 2010

    Evan Dando

    9 p.m. Tuesday, February 16. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.

  • Music

    October 7, 2009

    Street Dogs

    7 p.m. Friday, October 9. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 6.26

    The challenge of working in the restaurant and bar industry as a recovering alcoholic. Good article. (New York Times)Zimbabwe faces severe hunger issues despite increased crop yields. (AFP)Superstar Chicago chef Grant Achatz sells his memoirs. (New York Times)

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    The Dive Bomber: One Beer at a Time at Claudia's Pub

    The Dive Bomber: Now on Thursdays!When we took our bar stools at Claudia's Pub, my friend Holly noticed a sticker on the shelf above the toaster oven: an Alcoholics Anonymous "One day at a time" sticker. I wonder if the sticker's a vestige from the pre-Claudia owner.That would make for an interest ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2009

    Aerosmith

    7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.

  • Music

    December 3, 2008

    Justin Townes Earle

    9 p.m. Wednesday, December 10. Deluxe Fine Food & Spirits, 2733 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood.

  • Music

    October 29, 2008

    Underoath

    7 p.m. Sunday, November 2. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2008
  • Music

    October 1, 2008

    Street Dogs

    9 p.m. Tuesday, October 7. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    In This Week's Issue

    My review of the new Webster Groves wine bar Robust is now available online. Click here to read. Robust - Photo: Jennifer Silverberg Also in this week's issue: Kristie cleans out the kitchen and finds Yogi DeTox Tea. Keep It Down has the week off. -Ian Froeb

  • Music

    August 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007
  • News

    February 21, 2007

    Being Darryl Strawberry

    Baseball's bad boy is now doing the Lord's work in O'Fallon, Missouri. How long will that last?

  • Music

    January 10, 2007

    Gregg Allman and Friends

    8 p.m. Sunday, January 14. Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).

  • Music

    December 13, 2006

    J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton

    The Road to Escondido (Reprise)

  • Music

    October 11, 2006

    Aerosmith

    7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 15. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).

  • Music

    January 11, 2006

    Ellis Paul

    Friday, January 13; Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)

  • Music

    September 21, 2005

    Ray Lamontagne

    Saturday, September 24; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)

  • News

    June 15, 2005

    Letters

    Week of June 15, 2005

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Music

    March 14, 2001

    Digital Dilemma

    Wave bye-bye to the bootleg -- in the MP3 domain, a digital file is replacing an artifact

  • News

    February 28, 2001

    Girl, Interrupted

    Eighteen-year-old Amy Walker was abandoned in a hospital parking lot, slumped over her steering wheel. It was the first time she had tried heroin and the last.

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