Is addiction linked to superstardom?

Is there a link between superstars like Whitney Houston and drug addiction?
With so many entertainers dying too young from substance abuse issues, it raises the question: Is addiction linked to superstardom? A number of musicians have fallen victim to drug abuse over the years. In addition to Whitney Houston, here are some ...

Bobbi Kristina and the Children of Addiction
Huffington Post
Yet, this past weekend's tragedy that unfolded at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and wrought the demise of the iconic Whitney Houston revealed yet another tragedy, one that, in part, also defines my generation; we are the children of addiction.

Belmont County Addiction Expert Speaks Out About Whitney Houston
By DK Wright, Digital Journalist - email When a high profile celebrity dies of alcohol or drugaddiction, it's a powerful message to the public. In Belmont County, the director of Crossroads, a counseling center dealing with addiction, takes a look at ...

Fighting against alcohol addiction
This is Plymouth
As the loveLIFE campaign focuses on alcohol, loveLIFE Reporter Claire Jones speaks to two anonymous mothers struggling to deal with their addiction. HEARING the painful story of a young mother having her children taken away after an addiction to ...

Addiction begins and ends with pain
Jamaica Gleaner
Indeed, addiction begins and ends with pain. Another star is gone. May her soul rest in peace. "The greatest love of all is easy to achieve, learning to love yourself, it is the greatest love of all." May we all find peace and love by learning to truly ...

Jamaica Gleaner

Internet addiction may predict substance use in teens
Zee News
Internet addiction means not just heavy Internet use, but also consequences such as losing track of time spent online, neglecting other activities, and having difficulty cutting down on Internet use. Of the 1221 teens who responded to the survey, ...

Zee News

Alcoholic Drinks and an Aging Population
SBWire (press release)
ReportsnReports adds new research study on Alcoholic Drinks Market targeting the Aging Population - 50+ age group. Dallas, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/15/2012 -- Consumers aged 50+ represent an attractive and significant market for alcoholic drinks.

Former addict asks churches to help fight war against drugs
Steve Collett from Manchester is rallying other communities to battle addiction. He spoke at the UNITE Pike meeting on Tuesday. Collett says if he can beat drug addiction, anyone can. However, he says churches and faith based organizations need to step ... Offers Addiction Assessment and Treatment Options
PR Web (press release)
The site features articles on substance abuse, drug addiction, and alcoholism; especially focusing on tolerance and dependence. For people who already recognize they need chemical dependency treatment, can help them locate detox and ...

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kim Richards: 'I'm an alcoholic'
Digital Spy
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star entered rehab last December amid reports of an addictionproblem. Richards, who is Paris Hilton's aunt, spoke to host Andy Cohen on the third reunion episode of the series, saying: "I'm an alcoholic.

Former Miss USA talks addiction at Hanley Center fundraiser
"The event is not only a great fundraiser [but] it also raises awareness on how the disease of addiction affects everyone in a family," said Andrew Rothermel, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Hanley Center and Caron ...


Baby Sam was born with alcohol 'addiction' and HIV but is still beautiful
News & Star
His mother is an alcoholic suffering from AIDS. At birth she realised she would be unable to look after her baby boy due to her addiction, so gave him to a nurse. She pleaded with the nurse to take care of her baby for the rest of his life.

News & Star

Headmaster Andrew Wilkie stole £53k from Southdown Primary School to fund ...
Daily Mail
So he started helping himself to school funds to further fuel his addiction. Wilkie, 41, of Buckley, admitted to the theft when the school was threatened with an emergency audit after an anonymous tip-off, Wrexham Magistrates' Court heard yesterday.

Daily Mail

Narconon Riverbend in Louisiana Honors Children of Alcoholics Week Helping ...
Houston Chronicle
Narconon Riverbend in Louisiana honors Children of Alcoholics Week as they help children ofalcoholic parents break the cycle of addiction and recover from the addictive patterns learned living with them. Narconon Riverbend in Louisiana, an alcohol and ...

Young Wall Street Bankers Face Threat Of Alcoholism, Eating Disorders, Crohn's ...
Huffington Post
These were just some of the afflictions observed among one group of about two dozen young investment bankers, according to a study to be published later this month in Administrative Science Quarterly, cited by the Wall Street Journal.

Whitney Houston's tragic death puts spotlight on drug and alcohol addiction ...
"It is not a mandate that all policies must provide mental health insurance [for addiction]. It says if a plan does cover alcoholic and drug and mental health, it must do so equally with other mental health conditions," McDaid says.

Cocaine addict's drug dealing 'to fund own habit'
This is South Wales
His guilty plea in relation to the cocaine was on the basis that some of it would have been sold to fellow cocaine users as a way of funding his drug addiction. Robin Rouch, in mitigation, conceded that an aggravating feature of the case was that ...

Hope in Hard Times: Addiction is one of the toughest battles
Physical and emotional pain pushed JT into a life of addiction. Pills, marijuana, and alcohol, all used to "self-medicate" as JT puts it, for years. This time, in his darkest hour, JT sought the help of God and Oliver Gospel's recovery program to help ...

[Gossip] Pretty Wild Star Tess Taylor Enters Rehab For Heroin Addiction
Tess Taylor, star of Pretty Wild and model, has entered rehab for a heroin addiction. She entered the Pasadena Recovery Center last Sunday after being arrested for felony drug possession last month. The arrest was the reason she decided to get ...

New Personnel Put a Fresh New Focus on Addiction Treatment at Endeavor House
MarketWatch (press release)
He also serves as the New Jersey medical director for Pinnacle Treatment Centers and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Johnston is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and he brings with him ...

Man stole to feed Valium addiction
This is Plymouth
A MAN who stole valuables worth thousands of pounds to feed his addiction to Valium is facing a jail sentence. Leigh Dixon, aged 31, broke into cars and vans to steal stereos, cameras and satellite navigation systems, Plymouth magistrates heard.

The Strange Lessons of Whitney Houston's Addiction
The Atlantic
The trouble for the public with Houston's drug addiction and all that occasioned it was that the thing that made her special—the beauty that seemed to run deep, that seemed to bespeak a genuine sweetness and innocence—turned into a crackhead ugly ...

The Atlantic

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': Kim Richards' Alcoholism, 4 ...
By Jethro Nededog
'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': Kim Richards' Alcoholism, 4 More Reunion Revelations. On Monday's Bravo special, the ... There was something very settling about having Kim appear to discuss her on-screen spiral from her addiction to alcohol. I think for those who really ... Related. 'Real Housewives' Kim Richards Admits 'I'm an Alcoholic' on Newly Added Reunion Special (Video) · 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season Finale: A Very Vanderpump Wedding · MORE VIDEOS ...

29 Days on Drugs – Day 12: Addiction – A Good Relationship Gone ...
By Deborah Small
What is addiction? Chemical, behavioral, normal, deviant? Consider the possibilities – one can be addicted to an illicit substance – cocaine, heroin; a form of behavior – gambling, sex; some addictions are considered normal and accepted ...
Jack & Jill Politics

Ideas for Fun Non-Alcoholic Party Drinks? Dinner Party Questions ...
By Emma Christensen
Q: I have given up drinking alcohol and would love to get suggestions for drinks that are not sweet or very caloric that go well with dinner. I am looking for something to drink at cocktail parties and big dinners where tons of wine is served so that ...
The Kitchn

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Rehab Treatment: Why It's Necessary for Alcohol Addiction - Noel ...
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Rehab treatment is a necessary treatment for those suffering from alcohol addiction. If not dealt with... They have trained staff, which includes medical professionals who can educate on the physical effects of alcoholism. Their facilities offer ...
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David Cameron to launch attack on Britain's 'boozing scandal' - Telegraph: "The Prime Minister will attack the “scandal of our society” caused by Britain’s drinking culture which costs the NHS more than £2.7 billion annually."

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