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  • When candidates cry

    By Rob Eshman

    January 5, 2016 | 4:38 pm

    On the presidential campaign trail this month, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie shed real tears and moved millions speaking personally about loved ones  who have struggled with drug addiction. Former Florida Gov. Bush spoke about how he never expected to see his...

  • The road from addiction to the chuppah

    By Ryan Torok

    December 14, 2015 | 10:42 am

    Yehoshua Lowy, a former cocaine and heroin user, said he weighed 127 pounds and had track marks up and down his arms when he entered the Los Angeles-based Chabad Residential Treatment Center in 2010.

    On Nov. 23, the 29-year-old New Jersey resident celebrated five years of...

  • Mother pens memoir on life with heroin addict son

    By Jay Firestone

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Rita Lowenthal raised her family in a nice Jewish home, lived in a nice Jewish neighborhood and belonged to a nice Jewish temple. So how did her son become a heroin addict at age 13?

    The need for an answer to that question, as well as a desire for closure, is what inspired Lowenthal...