An addiction treatment pioneer who was ahead of his time, Dr. James T. Nix operated a methadone clinic on S. Carrollton Avenue in the early 1970s before it was raided and shut down by federal agents in 1971. Dr. Nix was one of the first Louisiana…

New Orleans native James C. Booker had a successful career as a session player and solo act, but his life was filled with turmoil and addictions. An unconventional piano virtuoso, Booker held a weekly gig at the Maple Leaf Bar. A lifelong drug addict…

The Carrollton neighborhood suffered through a heroin epidemic in the 1970s. Drug-related crime wreaked havoc throughout the neighborhood. In one of the more dramatic encounters in Carrollton between police and drug dealers, one man fired upon…