We suppose we should be more surprised by this, what with our DUI checkpoint posts being among are most clicked on blogs, but Florida ranks as the 13th most drunk state in the union, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It's not as much disappointing as it is kind o ... 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 >>
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 >>
Legal blogs are abuzz with chatter saying that Gisele Pollack, a Broward County judge, came to work drunk on Tuesday, causing such a scene that Chief Judge Peter Weinstein had to be called out of a meeting to deal with the matter. Pollack is said to have come into work Tuesday obviously inebriated ... 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 >>
Trey Radel, the freshman Republican representative, was charged on Tuesday on cocaine possession, according to court documents. Radel, 37, who represents the 19th Congressional District in the Fort Myers-Naples area, was arrested on October 29 for "unlawfully, knowingly and intentionally" possessi ... More >>
The autopsy reports are in on Soprano's star James Gandolfini, and as suspected, the actor died of a massive heart attack. ABC News is reporting that the 51-year-old star "died of a heart attack, with no evidence of substance abuse or foul play," according to a statement issued by family friend Mic ... 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 >>
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 >>
Jessica Lobig tried to juggle parenting with a prescription drug habit, and that combination has landed her in jail. The probable-cause affidavit says that just before midnight Thursday, Boynton Beach Police found the 24-year-old mother passed out in her 2007 Honda pickup truck, sweating profusely, ... More >>
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.
Fernando Was a Chihuahua Lion
Herradura Goes Down Too Easy
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 >>
Reverend Horton Heat
Rest in Peace, Elliott Smith (1969-2003)
Once a leading gay activist, CenterOne cofounder Gary Steinsmith has fallen on hard times
How I Learned to Drive
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
September 10 - 16, 1998