From what I hear around the North Shore in Massachusetts (where Allison is from) he is done. He can't kick the habit but he continues to tell people he has/will. A recent report:
Status of ex-No. 1 pick still uncertain
By Joe Capozzi
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
JUPITER — The Marlins will open their minor-league spring-training camp today without former No. 1 draft pick Jeff Allison.
Last year Allison reported to camp in April, five weeks late, then left in May without permission, prompting the team to place him on its restricted list without pay.
Allison blamed the absences on an addiction to OxyContin, which was detailed in a December 2004 Sports Illustrated story. He was fined $200,000 by the Marlins for failing a drug test for marijuana that spring.
This year, the Marlins hope he will join minor-league camp, perhaps as early as April, said a source with knowledge of Allison's situation. "He's got to get clean first, but we hope to see him here," the source said.
Allison signed with the Marlins for a $1.85 million bonus after he was drafted with the 16th overall pick in the first round of the June 2003 amateur draft. The Marlins have withheld about two-thirds of that bonus because of his drug problems.
He was Baseball America's High School Player of the Year after going 9-0 without allowing an earned run in 64 innings for Peabody (Mass.) High School.
But after pitching nine innings for the Marlins' Gulf Coast League team that summer, he was sidelined with what was described as shoulder tendinitis.
In November, the 20-year-old pitcher told his hometown newspaper, The Salem (Mass.) News, that he planned to return to the Marlins.
"I talked with the club... and they said I'm welcomed (back)," he said. "I definitely intend to be there."