Steven Kelty had been addicted to crack cocaine for 32 years when he tried a different kind of treatment last year, one so basic in concept that he was skeptical. He would come to a clinic twice a week to provide a urine sample, and if it was free of drugs, he would get to draw a slip of paper out of a fishbowl. Half contained encouraging messages — typically, “Good job!” — but the other half were vouchers for prizes worth between $1 and $100.
William Moyers's ordeal helped motivate Bill Moyers's new documentary series, ''Close to Home,'' which explores the nature of addiction. ''It isn't about me,'' his son said. ''It's about thousands of people like me.