New York City
The City of New York called either New York City or New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2017 population of 8,622,698 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York is the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 20,320,876 people in its 2017 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 23,876,155 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural and media capital of the world, exerts a significant impact upon commerce, research, education, tourism, art and sports; the city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, each of, a separate county of the State of New York. The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898; the city and its metropolitan area constitute the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States. As many as 800 languages are spoken in New York, making it the most linguistically diverse city in the world. New York City is home to more than 3.2 million residents born outside the United States, the largest foreign-born population of any city in the world. In 2017, the New York metropolitan area produced a gross metropolitan product of US$1.73 trillion. If greater New York City were a sovereign state, it would have the 12th highest GDP in the world. New York is home to the highest number of billionaires of any city in the world. New York City traces its origins to a trading post founded by colonists from the Dutch Republic in 1624 on Lower Manhattan.
The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790, it has been the country's largest city since 1790. The Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the U. S. by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is an international symbol of the U. S. and its ideals of liberty and peace. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a global node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance, environmental sustainability, as a symbol of freedom and cultural diversity. Many districts and landmarks in New York City are well known, with the city having three of the world's ten most visited tourist attractions in 2013 and receiving a record 62.8 million tourists in 2017. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world. Times Square, iconic as the world's "heart" and its "Crossroads", is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections, a major center of the world's entertainment industry.
The names of many of the city's landmarks and parks are known around the world. Manhattan's real estate market is among the most expensive in the world. New York is home to the largest ethnic Chinese population outside of Asia, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is the largest single-operator rapid transit system worldwide, with 472 rail stations. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, Rockefeller University, which have been ranked among the top universities in the world. Anchored by Wall Street in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York has been called both the most economically powerful city and the leading financial center of the world, the city is home to the world's two largest stock exchanges by total market capitalization, the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. In 1664, the city was named in honor of the Duke of York.
James's older brother, King Charles II, had appointed the Duke proprietor of the former territory of New Netherland, including the city of New Amsterdam, which England had seized from the Dutch. During the Wisconsinan glaciation, 75,000 to 11,000 years ago, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth; the erosive forward movement of the ice contributed to the separation of what is now Long Island and Staten Island. That action left bedrock at a shallow depth, providing a solid foundation for most of Manhattan's skyscrapers. In the precolonial era, the area of present-day New York City was inhabited by Algonquian Native Americans, including the Lenape, whose homeland, known as Lenapehoking, included Staten Island; the first documented visit into New York Harbor by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown. He named it Nouvelle Angoulême. A Spanish expedition led by captain Estêvão Gomes, a Portuguese sailing for Emperor Charles V, arrived in New York Harbor in January 1525 and charted the mouth of the Hudson River, which he named Río de San Antonio.
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Betty Ford Center
The Betty Ford Center is a non-profit, separately licensed residential treatment center for persons with substance dependence in Rancho Mirage, California. It offers inpatient and residential day treatment for alcohol and other drug addictions, as well as prevention and education programs for family and children; the Betty Ford Center, adjacent to Eisenhower Medical Center, has 100 inpatient beds available on their campus and additional lodging for 84 clients in the Residential Day Treatment program. The Betty Ford Center opened on October 4, 1982. In 2015, the Betty Ford Center opened an outpatient addiction treatment clinic in West Los Angeles; the Center was co-founded by former U. S. First Lady Betty Ford, Leonard Firestone and Dr. James West in 1982. West served as the Betty Ford Center's first medical director from 1982 until 1989, he left that position to become the Betty Ford Center's director of outpatient services. Betty Ford's decision to undertake such a project followed on the heels of her own battle with alcohol dependence and diazepam addiction and release from the Long Beach Naval Hospital.
Betty Ford Center merged with Hazelden Foundation on February 10, 2014, to create the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Www.hazeldenbettyford.org - official website U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Betty Ford Center at Eisenhower
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of enabling “its members to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety." It was founded in 1935 by Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. With other early members and Smith developed AA's Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development. AA's initial Twelve Traditions were introduced in 1946 to help the fellowship be stable and unified while disengaged from "outside issues" and influences; the Traditions recommend that members remain anonymous in public media, altruistically help other alcoholics, that AA groups avoid official affiliations with other organizations. They advise against dogma and coercive hierarchies. Subsequent fellowships such as Narcotics Anonymous have adapted the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions to their respective primary purposes; the first female member Florence Rankin joined AA in March 1937, the first non-Protestant member, a Roman Catholic, joined in 1939. The first Black AA group was established in 1945 in Washington DC by Jim S. an African-American physician from Virginia.
AA membership has since spread internationally "across diverse cultures holding different beliefs and values", including geopolitical areas resistant to grassroots movements. Close to two million people worldwide are estimated to be members of AA as of 2016. AA derives its name from its first book Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered From Alcoholism referred to as the Big Book. AA sprang from The Oxford Group, a non-denominational movement modeled after first-century Christianity; some members founded the Group to help in maintaining sobriety. "Grouper" Ebby Thacher was Wilson's former drinking buddy who approached Wilson saying that he had "got religion", was sober, that Wilson could do the same if he set aside objections to religion and instead formed a personal idea of God, "another power" or "higher power". Feeling a "kinship of common suffering" and, though drunk, Wilson attended his first Group gathering. Within days, Wilson admitted himself to the Charles B.
Towns Hospital after drinking four beers on the way—the last alcohol he drank. Under the care of William Duncan Silkworth, Wilson's detox included the deliriant belladonna. At the hospital a despairing Wilson experienced a bright flash of light, which he felt to be God revealing himself. Following his hospital discharge Wilson joined the Oxford Group and recruited other alcoholics to the Group. Wilson's early efforts to help others become sober were ineffective, prompting Silkworth to suggest that Wilson place less stress on religion and more on "the science" of treating alcoholism. Wilson's first success came during a business trip to Akron, where he was introduced to Robert Smith, a surgeon and Oxford Group member, unable to stay sober. After thirty days of working with Wilson, Smith drank his last drink on 10 June 1935, the date marked by AA for its anniversaries. While Wilson and Smith credited their sobriety to working with alcoholics under the auspices of the Oxford Group, a Group associate pastor sermonized against Wilson and his alcoholic Groupers for forming a "secret, ashamed sub-group" engaged in "divergent works".
By 1937, Wilson separated from the Oxford Group. AA Historian Ernest Kurtz described the split:...more and more, Bill discovered that new adherents could get sober by believing in each other and in the strength of this group. Men who had proven over and over again, by painful experience, that they could not get sober on their own had somehow become more powerful when two or three of them worked on their common problem. This, then—whatever it was that occurred among them—was what they could accept as a power greater than themselves, they did not need the Oxford Group. In 1955, Wilson acknowledged AA's debt, saying "The Oxford Groupers had shown us what to do, and just as we learned from them what not to do." Among the Oxford Group practices that AA retained were informal gatherings, a "changed-life" developed through "stages", working with others for no material gain, AA's analogs for these are meetings, "the steps", sponsorship. AA's tradition of anonymity was a reaction to the publicity-seeking practices of the Oxford Group, as well as AA's wish to not promote, Wilson said, "erratic public characters who through broken anonymity might get drunk and destroy confidence in us."
To share their method and other members wrote the initially-titled book, Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism, from which AA drew its name. Informally known as "The Big Book", it suggests a twelve-step program in which members admit that they are powerless over alcohol and need help from a "higher power", they seek guidance and strength through prayer and meditation from God or a Higher Power of their own understanding. The second half of the book, "Personal Stories", is made of AA members' redemptive autobiographical sketches. In 1941, interviews on American radio and favorable articles in US magazines, including a piece by Jack Alexander in The Saturday Evening Post, led to increased book sales and membership. By 1946, as the growing fellowship quarreled over structure and authority, as well as finances and publicity, Wilson began to form and promote what became known as AA's "Twe
Newberg is a city in Yamhill County, United States. Located in the Portland metropolitan area, the city is home to George Fox University; as of the 2010 census, the city population was 22,110 making it the second most populous city in the county. Ewing Young, after leading pioneering fur brigades in California, came to Portland in 1834 and settled on the west bank of the Willamette River near the mouth of Chehalem Creek, opposite of Champoeg. Young's home is believed to be the first house built by European-Americans on that side of the river. Joseph Rogers settled near the Willamette River at what is now Newberg in 1848; the community was known early on as Chehalem, as Roger's Landing for Rogers who founded the settlement, who died in 1855. In 1883, the community was platted. Incorporated in 1889, a community tradition states that this town was named by its first postmaster, Sebastian Brutscher, for his former hometown of Neuberg in Germany One of the current streets, Brutscher Street, is named after Brutscher.
Newberg was one of the first communities in Oregon to hold Quaker services. It was incorporated as a city in 1889; the city's oldest surviving newspaper, The Newberg Graphic, was established Dec. 1, 1888. Friends Pacific Academy, renamed Pacific College in 1891 and George Fox University in 1949, was founded by the Quakers in 1885. George Fox University is classified by U. S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university and "Best Value" school; the campus resides in the center of the city, surrounded by university-owned housing. Herbert Hoover moved to the city in 1885, to live with his uncle and aunt after the death of his parents and was one of the first students to attend his uncle's Pacific Academy The home has been turned into the Hoover-Minthorn House museum; the town was "dry", meaning no alcohol could be sold within the city limits, for a good part of its early history. Newberg is located on Oregon Route 99W about 25 miles southwest of Oregon. Springbook, once a separate community, is now considered part of Newberg.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.81 square miles, all of it land. It averages 176 feet in elevation; as of the census of 2010, there were 22,068 people, 7,736 households, 5,398 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,798.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 8,265 housing units at an average density of 1,422.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 85.9% White, 0.8% African American, 0.8% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 7.0% from other races, 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.5% of the population. There were 7,736 households of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, 30.2% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.12. The median age in the city was 32.8 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 48.6% male and 51.4% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 18,064 people, 6,099 households, 4,348 families residing in the city; the population density was 3,599.4 people per square mile. There were 6,435 housing units at an average density of 1,282.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.49% White, 0.35% African American, 0.64% Native American, 1.04% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 5.06% from other races, 2.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.52% of the population. There were 6,099 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.7% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.20. In the city, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 15.0% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $44,206.00, the median income for a family was $51,084. Males had a median income of $34,099 versus $23,571 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,873. About 4.3% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over. As of 2002, dental equipment manufacturer A-dec was the city's largest employer with 832 employees, George Fox University was second with 400; the next largest employers were SP Newsprint Co. Suntron Corp. and Providence Newberg Medical Center. Upon opening in September 2009, The Allison Inn and Spa, a 77-room destination hotel and restaurant employs 200 full-time workers.
A Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation inpatient addiction treatment center is located in the city. Ewing Young Historical Park Hoover-Minthorn House Museum Newberg is served by the Newberg School District, which has six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, Newberg High School and Catalyst Alternative High School; the town has two private Christian schools
Chaska is a city in Carver County, United States. The population was 23,770 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Carver County, part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area. Chaska's history reflects the influence of the Native American culture; the first inhabitants are believed to be the Mound Builders, whose ancient communities are marked by mounds in City Square. The Dakota were the primary nation in this region known as the Big Woods. Although the Indian mounds located in Chaska City Square indicate the immediate area was inhabited years before 1769, that's the year Chaska's recorded history began. In 1776, Jonathan Carver chronicled his journeys. French Canadian fur traders traveled the waterways, trading with the Dakota in the early 19th century. During this time, Jean-Baptiste Faribault established a trading post in Chaska. In 1851, the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux opened Little Rapids, as Chaska was known, to settlement. Soon after, speculators moved into the new territory.
Among the earliest was Thomas Andrew Holmes who, in August 1851, claimed a 20-acre clearing as the Chaska townsite. The name "Chaska" is derived from a Dakota word given as a name to the first born male child. Records show that David L. Fuller purchased the "Shaska" townsite from Holmes in 1852. In 1857, the townsite was platted by the Shaska Company. In the same year, construction began on the original Carver County Courthouse located where the post office and KleinBank now stand in downtown Chaska. Chaska was incorporated as a village in 1871 and, by special legislative charter, as a city in 1891. An abundance of high quality clay led to the start of brick making in 1857. By the 1880s, as a result of the clay resources, Chaska was a thriving brick manufacturing center. Bricks were shipped by boat to Saint Paul and, although the city grew as a result of steamboat trade, it was not until the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway was built through town in 1873 that rapid expansion began. With the advent of the 20th century came other industries, including the processing of beet sugar and other agricultural products.
National polls named Chaska the eighth-best city in the United States in 2007 and 20th best in 2009. In September, 2016, Chaska hosted the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Course. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.77 square miles, of which, 16.97 square miles is land and 0.80 square miles is water. The downtown portion of Chaska lies on the Minnesota River. Chaska Boulevard, Pioneer Trail, U. S. Highway 212, Minnesota State Highway 41 are four of the main routes in Chaska. Chaska: 1769 - 2004 Throughout the first half of the 20th century, Chaska's population averaged about 2,000 and the nature of the city remained unchanged; the city retained its small town image until the 1950s when the transition to a metropolitan community began. The expansion of the seven county metropolitan area reached Chaska in the 1960s. With that expansion came the introduction of the Jonathan New Town design concept in 1966; the Jonathan "new town" development within Chaska brought new land, new jobs and new people to the community.
This period of transition and expansion continues today. Dozens of modern industries continue to do so. Although the community has seen much growth, development regulations and sound planning have ensured Chaska's small sense of community and the preservation of its rich heritage. In early 2005, the city of Chaska annexed the remaining portion of Chaska Township. Current plans for the area include a 600-acre residential "smart growth"-styled development. A new spike in the population is expected after the construction of the Highway 212 freeway passing through the heart of Chaska, serving as a fast, link to the heart of the Twin Cities; this freeway will include a bus rapid transit route serving Chaska with fast, efficient mass transit, along with convenient access to the Light Rail system which will soon connect the southwest suburbs to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $60,325, the median income for a family was $69,612.
Males had a median income of $45,401 versus $32,312 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,368. About 3.4% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over. As of the census of 2010, there were 23,770 people, 8,816 households, 6,188 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,400.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 9,290 housing units at an average density of 547.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 88.1% White, 2.5% African American, 0.4% Native American, 3.7% Asian, 3.4% from other races, 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.5% of the population. There were 8,816 households of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 29.8% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6% had someone living alone who was
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of the U. S. state of Minnesota. As of 2017, the city's estimated population was 309,180. Saint Paul is the county seat of Ramsey County, the smallest and most densely populated county in Minnesota; the city lies on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the area surrounding its point of confluence with the Minnesota River, adjoins Minneapolis, the state's largest city. Known as the "Twin Cities", the two form the core of Minneapolis–Saint Paul, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.6 million residents. Founded near historic Native American settlements as a trading and transportation center, the city rose to prominence when it was named the capital of the Minnesota Territory in 1849; the Dakota name for Saint Paul is "Imnizaska". Though Minneapolis is better-known nationally, Saint Paul contains the state government and other important institutions. Regionally, the city is known for the Xcel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild, for the Science Museum of Minnesota.
As a business hub of the Upper Midwest, it is the headquarters of companies such as Ecolab. Saint Paul, along with its twin city, Minneapolis, is known for its high literacy rate; the settlement began at present-day Lambert's Landing, but was known as Pig's Eye after Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant established a popular tavern there. When Lucien Galtier, the first Catholic pastor of the region, established the Log Chapel of Saint Paul, he made it known that the settlement was now to be called by that name, as "Saint Paul as applied to a town or city was well appropriated, this monosyllable is short, sounds good, it is understood by all Christian denominations". Burial mounds in present-day Indian Mounds Park suggest that the area was inhabited by the Hopewell Native Americans about two thousand years ago. From the early 17th century until 1837, the Mdewakanton Dakota, a tribe of the Sioux, lived near the mounds after fleeing their ancestral home of Mille Lacs Lake from advancing Ojibwe, they called the area I-mni-za ska dan for its exposed white sandstone cliffs.
In the Menominee language it is called Sāēnepān-Menīkān, which means "ribbon, silk or satin village", suggesting its role in trade throughout the region after the introduction of European goods. Following the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, US Army officer Zebulon Pike negotiated 100,000 acres of land from the local Dakota tribes in 1805 to establish a fort; the negotiated territory was located on both banks of the Mississippi River, starting from Saint Anthony Falls in present-day Minneapolis, to its confluence with the Saint Croix River. Fort Snelling was built on the territory in 1819 at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers, which formed a natural barrier to both Native American nations; the 1837 Treaty with the Sioux ceded all local tribal land east of the Mississippi to the U. S. Government. Taoyateduta moved his band at Kaposia across the river to the south. Fur traders and missionaries came to the area for the fort's protection. Many of the settlers were French-Canadians. However, as a whiskey trade flourished, military officers banned settlers from the fort-controlled lands.
Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant, a retired fur trader-turned-bootlegger who irritated officials, set up his tavern, the Pig's Eye, near present-day Lambert's Landing. By the early 1840s, the community had become important as a trading center and a destination for settlers heading west. Locals called Pig's Eye Landing after Parrant's popular tavern. In 1841, Father Lucien Galtier was sent to minister to the Catholic French Canadians and established a chapel, named for his favorite saint, Paul the Apostle, on the bluffs above Lambert's Landing. Galtier intended for the settlement to adopt the name Saint Paul in honor of the new chapel. In 1847, a New York educator named Harriet Bishop moved to the area and opened the city's first school; the Minnesota Territory was formalized in Saint Paul named as its capital. In 1857, the territorial legislature voted to move the capital to Saint Peter. However, Joe Rolette, a territorial legislator, stole the physical text of the approved bill and went into hiding, thus preventing the move.
On May 11, 1858, Minnesota was admitted to the union as the thirty-second state, with Saint Paul as the capital. That year, more than 1,000 steamboats were in service at Saint Paul, making the city a gateway for settlers to the Minnesota frontier or Dakota Territory. Natural geography was a primary reason; the area was the last accessible point to unload boats coming upriver due to the Mississippi River Valley's stone bluffs. During this period, Saint Paul was called "The Last City of the East." Industrialist James J. Hill constructed and expanded his network of railways into the Great Northern Railway and Northern Pacific Railway, which were headquartered in Saint Paul. Today they are collectively part of the BNSF Railway. On August 20, 1904, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes damaged hundreds of downtown buildings, causing USD $1.78 million in damages to the city and ripping spans from the High Bridge. In the 1960s, during urban renewal, Saint Paul razed western neighborhoods close to downtown.
The city contended with the creation of the interstate freeway system in a built landscape. From 1959 to 1961, the western Rondo Neighborhood was demolished by the construction of Interstate 94, which brought attention to racial segregation and unequal housing in northern cities; the annual
David Drew Pinsky known as Dr. Drew, is an American celebrity doctor, an internist, addiction medicine specialist, media personality, he hosted the nationally syndicated radio talk show Loveline from the show's inception in 1984 until its end in 2016. On television, he hosts the talk show Dr. Drew On Call on HLN, hosted the daytime series Lifechangers on The CW. In addition, he serves as producer and starred in the VH1 show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, its spinoffs Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House and hosts podcasts on the Adam Carolla podcast network. Pinsky is a former medical director for the Department of Chemical Dependency Services at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, staff member at Huntington Memorial Hospital, a private practitioner. Pinsky was born to a Jewish family in California, his father, Morton Pinsky, was a physician. His mother, Helene Stanton, was a singer and actress who came from a "highly Victorian upper-middle-class family in Philadelphia".
Pinsky attended Polytechnic School. He majored in biology at Amherst College, graduating in 1980, earned his M. D. at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1984. He served his residency in internal medicine at USC County Hospital and became chief resident at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, moved into private practice; as The New York Times described it in February 2008, Pinsky's dual career in medicine and the mass media has required him to "navigat a precarious balance of professionalism and salaciousness." In 1984, while still a medical student, Pinsky started appearing in "Ask a Surgeon", a segment of a Sunday night KROQ-FM show hosted by Jim "Poorman" Trenton and "Swedish" Egil Aalvik. "Ask the Surgeon" soon combined with "Loveline", another Sunday night segment, into a show of its own, co-hosted by Trenton and Pinsky. Loveline went national in 1995, the television version launched on MTV the following year, hosted by Pinsky and Adam Carolla; the exposure on both radio and television made Pinsky the "Gen-X answer to Dr. Ruth Westheimer, with an AIDS-era, pro-safe-sex message."
The MTV show ran for four years, while the radio show continued until April 2016 with cohost Mike Catherwood. On November 27, 2007, Pinsky began Dr. Drew Live, another nationally syndicated talk radio show where he focused on a wider range of health issues, it originated from KGIL in Los Angeles airing weekdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm PT The show was canceled in December 2008. On January 5, 2015, Pinsky launched a new weekday program, "Dr. Drew Midday Live with Mike Catherwood," on KABC in Los Angeles. On April 21, 2016, Pinsky announced Loveline would wrap up on April 28, 2016. Adam Carolla re-joined him as co-host for the final show. Pinsky's first television appearance was as a contestant on Wheel of Fortune in 1984, though he did not win, he served as "health and human relations expert" on the first season of the U. S. TV series Big Brother in 2000, he has hosted several shorter educational television series, starting with Strictly Sex with Dr. Drew, which ran for 10 episodes on the Discovery Health Channel, followed by Strictly Dr. Drew which addressed everyday health issues.
He hosted the MTV series Sex...with Mom and Dad. In 2008, Pinsky starred in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, a reality television show which involves celebrities in a drug rehabilitation facility; the show was filmed with Pinsky serving as the resident medical expert. The series premiered January 10, 2008 on VH-1, has been renewed for multiple seasons. A follow-up show to Celebrity Rehab with many of the same celebrities was Sober House, which began its first season in January 2009, included celebrities from the first two seasons of Celebrity Rehab continuing their recovery in a sober living facility. In November 2009, Pinsky starred in a spinoff of Celebrity Rehab, Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew, which depicted celebrities being treated for sexual addiction over the course of three weeks at the Pasadena Recovery Center. Pinsky makes guest appearances on various news programs where he gives his observations on the relationship between controlled substances and high-profile individuals, he has given his views on the deaths of people such as Anna Nicole Smith, Heath Ledger and Michael Jackson, arguing that their fates should set examples of the seriousness of misusing drugs.
Pinsky has acted in several TV appearances, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Dawson's Creek, Family Guy. The Adam Carolla Project, Robot Chicken, My Gym Partner's a Monkey, Code Monkeys. Pinsky appeared in the films New York Minute and Wild Hogs. In early 2011, Pinsky began hosting his own show, Dr. Drew On Call on HLN that focuses on news involving health and addiction topics. On August 26, 2016, HLN and Pinsky announced that the show's last episode would be September 22 of that year. In 1999, Pinsky co-founded an Internet-based community and advice site for teenagers called DrDrew.com with Curtis Giesen. Among their early backers was Garage.com. DrDrew.com soon ran out of funding, the company was sold to Sherwood Partners Inc. a corporate restructuring firm, which sold the remnants to DrKoop.com in November 2000. Pinsky re-acquired the site circa 2013 and began using for general information about his books, radio and TV shows, as well as hosting his independent podcast, The Dr. Drew Podcast. In September 2012, Pinsky announced on The Adam Carolla Show that he will be doing a podcast on the Carolla Digital network.
In 2003, Pinsky authored Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again, recounti