Cops arrested Mandy Dawson, Broward County's first black female legislator, and took her to jail in Daytona Beach last Friday. It was, hopefully, the last stop in the downhill slide for the woman who represented central Broward County for 16 years. Dawson improperly took money from disgraced Holly ... More >>
Broward County circuit judge, and misdemeanor drug court judge, Gisele Pollack, who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in early May, is asking to be paid during her suspension. Pollack, 56, has admitted last year she'd shown up to work drunk before. According to Red Broward, w ... More >>
More than four months after Kayla Mendoza allegedly (and drunkenly) careened into two young women on the Sawgrass Expressway, she has been arrested and formally charged with their deaths. In a story that went absolutely bonkers on the internet last November, New Times reported that the 21-year-old ... More >>
It feels like just yesterday Justin Bieber was in our neck of the woods allegedly blocking off a Miami Beach roadway, drag-racing with R&B singer Khalil and being snarky with the po-po. The Biebz was placed under arrest for failing a field sobriety test, resisting arrest, and driving with an expired ... More >>
In mathematical terms, Thanksgiving equals spending time with family, a trash-talking card game or two, passing out with a belly full of turkey dinner and beer and then waking up to count your new stretch marks. In This Week in Beer News we try to celebrate the You shouldn't just be thankful for b ... More >>
Lindsay Lohan could be taking her hot-messness to the Lukens Institute in Palm Beach Gardens, if her father has his way. See also: -Michael Lohan Is Publishing Memoir, Has Moved to Boca According to wptv.com, Lohan's attorney has set her up to enter rehab in Morningside Recovery in Newport, Califo ... More >>
Earlier this week, we brought you upsetting details on the jailhouse suicide of Edward Crisante Jr. in the Broward Main Jail in 2010.During a few days of what one might consider warning signs that he was not mentally stable, he was making some specific complaints. In particular, he said he felt ... More >>
Dania Beach 68-year-old Randy Jerome Pozdol was found guilty of drugging his girlfriend's two young children and filming himself having sex with them. He was in court yesterday for sentencing and presented a series of defenses that, believe it or not, actually made him seem even worse. The Miami Her ... More >>
Fort Lauderdale 18-year-old Victor "Duffleman" Finn is having a bad couple of weeks. Between June 11 and 19, he was accused of making bomb threats, mugging a woman, and throwing asphalt through a rehab center's window. Now, he's in jail.On June 11, he allegedly called a rehab center where his ex-gir ... More >>
Are you addicted to drugs? Will you be anywhere near Boca Raton tomorrow? Do you want $300? If so, say no more, drug person, because Barbara Harris has an answer.Harris runs Project Prevention, a nonprofit that's gone all over the country giving drug addicts $300 each -- to get sterilized. She says ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeJustin George, who found out "bomb threat" is not something to put on the grocery list.Boynton Beach police arrested a 24-year-old man yesterday after they say he wrote "bomb threat" on the back of his grocery list, then slid it under a door into a group therapy ... More >>
Michael Lohan reportedly put the women on a yacht like this one in order to shoot the pilot.Michael Lohan, father of actress Lindsey Lohan, is trying to pitch a reality TV show involving a drug treatment center for women based on a luxury yacht. He already shot a pilot of one episode in Fort Laud ... More >>
via www.hollywire.comMichael Lohan plans to launch rehab at sea.Here's a clue: It has nothing to do with his early '90s insider trading snafu, and he's not going on tour with Charlie Sheen, even though he wrote him an open letter about addiction back in January. Reasonable guesses, though. South ... More >>
Do you take your drinking seriously? Do you drink first and ask questions later? Or perhaps you perpetually invoke axioms of drunkard wisdom like, "I only drink on days that end in 'y'," "I'm not an alcoholic; alcoholics go to meetings" and "it's five o'clock somewhere?" Well, you might have a dr ... More >>
Laine Doss The Devil made me do it!New Year's resolutions usually come out of a drunken night of feeling sorry for yourself - I'm too fat, I'm going to get cancer from smoking, I'm dating an asshole....blah, blah. blah....Look - whatever New Year's resolution you make, you're probably g ... More >>
Bruce D. Grant is the director of the governor's Office of Drug Control, and he found out by e-mail last month that Rick Scott's transition team had decided to eliminate his four-person office to save half a million dollars a year. Meanwhile, the state is still struggling to finalize the Prescrip ... More >>
Foster: Proving South Florida still has a few good menWhat are the odds? Of 10 extraordinary people chosen from around the globe as the finalists for CNN's Heroes of 2009, two of them are doing their good deeds based in South Florida. And until this Thursday the 19th, you can click here to ... More >>
PhotobucketFormer supermodel and Sports Illustrated veteran, Stephanie SeymourWhat is the sweetest way a supermodel can stick it to her much-older soon-to-be ex spouse? Check out the steamy spread in Vanity Fair's December issue, to see how Stephanie Seymour answers that question. The 41-year-old ... More >>
Flickr: Photo by Alan LightThe Reynolds 'stache in full bloom at the 1992 EmmysWe have some splendid local mustaches, but the only suspense in this week's contest was for readers who forgot that Burt Reynolds is eligible based on his brief residence at a West Palm Beach addiction treatment center ... More >>
Mickey Avalon is the club set's unlikely king.
Is Prometa the greatest innovation in addiction treatment history or 21st-century snake oil?
Drug counselor Richard Entriken swam a little too easily in a sea of sharks.
Families say Hollywood doc is out of control
Fernando Was a Chihuahua Lion
Herradura Goes Down Too Easy
A new book hitches a ride on rock 'n' roll's biggest ego trip
Particularly if you're into blow, hookers, and all things Crüe
For David Lee Edwards, winning the lottery was a wild rocket ride
Well, I sort of breezed by Jennifer Mooney Piedra's story Sunday about a mother of two from Pembroke Pines who became a drug-addicted prostitute and was found murdered in a ditch near Atlantic City around Thanksgiving time. But it's caused a bit of a ruckus amongst some of the boys and girls in blog ... More >>
Mark Foley has entered rehab with these words: "Painfully, the events that led to my resignation have crystallized recognition of my longstanding significant alcohol and emotional difficulties. I strongly believe that I am an alcoholic and have accepted the need for immediate treatment for alcoh ... More >>
Close readers might have noticed that I wrestled yesterday with the post about the death of Diann Slattery, the former Sun-Sentinel and Miami Today editor who died Monday at 46. I rewrote a specific part of it about six times -- publishing a different version here each time. It gnawed at me. I final ... More >>
In Lake Worth's Growing Together, kids don't kick drugs. They're beaten and humiliated.
Rest in Peace, Elliott Smith (1969-2003)
Steve Earle and the Dukes
Frankie and Johnny's Horn of Plenty
Many of the homeless are substance abusers who've spent most of their lives on the streets. And no new county system will change that.
When Jerry Sullivan was arrested for criminal behavior, he chose to blame an unexpected source: the FBI
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