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  • Camarillo Chabad awarded $625,000 to fight drug abuse

    October 20, 2010 | 10:34 am

    Chabad of Camarillo, located just outside the planned senior community of Leisure Village, is receiving a federal grant of $625,000 to prevent teen drug abuse in Ventura County. It will also be receiving $10,000 in county funds to focus specifically on prescription drug abuse.

    Rabbi...

  • Webcast: Shamsian breaking taboos in L.A.’s Iranian Jewish community

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 17, 2010 | 2:11 pm

    During the course of the last 20 years, Dr. Iraj Shamsian has been one Los Angeles’ most outspoken Iranian American psychologists and experts in drug addiction. Originally hailing from the Iranian Jewish community, Shamsian was once an addict himself at one time living on skid row...

  • Dealing With Schmutz

    By David Suissa

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The other day, a remarkable neighbor named Dennis Brown was telling me about a Chasidic kid who had rebelled against his parents and his religious lifestyle and gotten into drugs. After a couple of rough years, he got professional help, sobered up and started reconnecting with his...
  • Iranians Facing Up to Drug Abuse Taboo

    By Karmel Melamed

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Three years ago, Raymond P., a 28-year-old Iranian Jew, was a full-fledged member of a notorious Los Angeles street gang. He sold drugs and suggests that he may have participated in violent crimes. He doesn't want to talk about specifics but explains by saying he was desperate to pay...

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  • Lessening Reality’s Bite

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    After his 1996 arrest on drug-related charges, a handcuffed John Lehr sat in the back of a squad car, tripping on LSD. "This kid just stopped and stared at me, and suddenly I saw myself through his eyes," said the actor, who hosted the reality show, "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me out of...