Scott Weiland's Ex-Wife Asks the Public Not to Mythologize Rocker's Addiction

Last week, Scott Weiland, embattled lead singer for the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, died in his sleep; the cause has not yet been confirmed by authorities. On Tuesday, his ex-wife Mary Forsberg Weiland, the mother of his two teenaged children, published an open letter asking fans not to glorify Scott’s…

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Pregnant Women Undergoing Methadone Treatment Caught in a Lose-Lose Struggle to Shake Addiction and Keep Their Kids

Methadone maintenance is the treatment of choice for addicts trying to wean themselves off opiates, but, for pregnant women, methadone can provide judges and caseworkers with the evidence needed to arbitrarily separate recovering addicts from their children. The Daily Beast's Rachel Blustain chronicles the struggle…