Stories by Jeff Deeney

Jeff Deeney is a Philadelphia social worker and a writer who is in recovery. He is a weekly columnist for the The Fix. subscribe to Jeff Deeney's feed

Posted on: Jan 19, 2015, Source:

One Philly social worker says not arresting people for petty drug crimes is a good thing. It keeps people out of the criminal justice system meat grinder.

Posted on: May 27, 2014, Source:

More proof that, by its nature, the war on drugs fuels corruption.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2012, Source: The Fix

The true tale of two 20-year-old hippies in the early '70s who became major players in the marijuana trade.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2012, Source: The Fix

A look at how the collapse of industry, poor labor conditions and the anxiety of economic decline facilitated mass drug use in one small town.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2012, Source: The Fix

Dismissing AA as a white-person's movement, many black addicts take a pass on the 12-steps and seek salvation from their church.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2011, Source: The Fix

An addict-turned-social worker explores the relationship between poverty and addiction, exposing how Medicaid cuts could have disastrous consequences on entire communities.