Mario Rossi on top of Ancient Art in Moab, Utah.

They Climb, Bike, Run, Lift, Box Their Way Out of Addiction

Many addicts, when they get thrown a rope, say, “Great, pull me up.”

No, Strode tells them. Pull yourself up. Here, take this real rope and fasten it to the real harness we gave you and start climbing up the wall of this cliff — a real cliff with jagged rocks that can scrape skin and draw real blood.

Maltreatment of Youth in U.S. Juvenile Corrections Facilities: An Update

Casey: Time to Close ‘Youth Prisons’

The Annie E. Casey Foundation is throwing new weight into its campaign to close state juvenile correctional centers nationwide, saying they’ve effectively become “youth prisons” where teens are prone to being abused.

“... you find out that instead of a college fund, you should have had a disease fund for your kid,” says Missy Owen, David Owen's mother.

Insurance Coverage for Substance Abuse Improving But Still Limited

“I wasn’t fighting with the insurance company” over the 30-day limit for her son's treatment, Missy Owen says. “We were following what they told us to do. … I was a very young addict’s mother. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. … When they told me my kid was good to go in 21 days, I was like, ‘Thank you, Jesus.’ I had no idea.”

Windows From Prison

Windows from Prison Provides Visions of Home

NEW YORK — This isn’t your typical prison photography. But it isn’t supposed to be.

As part of his Windows from Prison workshop, Mark Strandquist asks incarcerated individuals a simple question: “If you could have a window in your cell, what place from your past would it look out to?”