Whitney Houston, My Mother and Addiction

Whitney Houston, My Mother and Addiction
New York Times (blog)
With her death at the age of 48, Whitney Houston becomes another tragic statistic – another gifted woman and mother lost too young in the wreckage of addiction. There is nothing shocking about Ms. Houston's death. Heartbreaking? Of course.

New York Times (blog)

Self-awareness, self-control critical to addicts' recovery, experts say
CNN International
"(But) recovery is only possible if the addict or alcoholic is part of the solution." Having himself gone to rehab four times in one five-year stretch, Moyers -- a former journalist who worked at CNN in the early 1990s -- stressed that for a Whitney ...

Whitney Houston's Tragic Death Puts Spotlight on Addiction and Treatment
So many famous persons check into rehab that the struggle to overcome addiction has become a staple of prime-time television entertainment, with reality shows such as “Intervention” and “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.” Despite the public's fascination ...


Hiding alcoholism: When moms hit rock bottom
WFTV Orlando
ALCOHOLISM: Alcoholism is a chronic disease in which your body becomes dependent on alcohol. People with alcoholism, lose control over their drinking. Individuals may not be able to control when they drink, how much they drink, or how long they drink ...

'Addiction' choir gets royal visit
BBC News
A group of 30 men and women, many recovering from serious and life-threatening addiction to drugs and alcohol, stand in a semi-circle - the stress drawn from their conditions visible on some of their faces. And then, in unison, they begin to sing.

BBC News

Recovering addict shares story of hope
Ironton Tribune
Then cocaine came calling and Miller made room in his life for yet another addiction. Around 1998, he found pain pills (Percocet and Oxycontin) and then, when the price tag for those became too steep, he fell into heroin. “When I found pain pills, ...

Whitney Houston's Death Raises Addiction Questions
Houston had entered addiction treatment at least three times. Each effort at recovery was followed by relapse. Why do people with addictions so often relapse? What is addiction, and what does it mean to recover? Experts think of addiction as a ...

Protests to cuts in mental health, addiction services
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
By Christopher O'Donnell BRADENTON - As a former crack addict, Sabra Schmidt understands more than most how her work administering medication to recovering addicts makes a difference. "I know the treatment works," Schmidt said.

Poppy can thefts were 'disrespectful,' addict admits
"I have an addiction. I know it's no excuse." In addition to the thefts, Smith was also convicted of using a credit card in a stolen wallet to buy four cellphones. Provincial court was told that Smith is trying to recover from an addiction to opiates.


Singer's death prompts addiction awareness
In 2007, unintentional drug overdose became the leading cause of injury death in Ohio-- more than even car crashes and suicide for the first time on record, a trend that continues.

Bill O'Reilly: Whitney Houston An 'Addict,' 'Wanted to Kill Herself' (Video)
By Lucas Shaw While various talking heads, journalists and musicians lionize Whitney Houston in the wake of her untimely passing, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly took the opportunity to reiterate his stance on drug legalization, calling Houston an “addict” who ...

Kate to visit addiction charity bar
Bourne Local
During her visit the Duchess will drop in at The Brink, a dry bar run by the Action on Addictioncharity to help addicts recover from drink and drug dependency. She will also meet children being treated for cancer and burns injuries at Alder Hey ...

Addiction: Not a Laughing Matter
Huffington Post
I was disappointed to see the recent Dr. Drew segment on CNN titled "Hollywood's Drug AddictionProblem." On the show, Drew Pinsky joined a couple of unlikely panelists (journalist Dylan Howard and former Loveline sidekick, comedian Adam Carolla) and ...

Kim Richards Details Battles With Alcoholism
Richards was soon discharged and she later confessed to being an alcoholic during the programme's reunion show. Now she has opened up about her demons, revealing her booze problems stemmed from having low self-esteem. Speaking to US TV personality Andy ...


New Alcoholic.org Takes Stigma Out of Finding Help for Problem Drinkers
PR Web (press release)
Alcoholic.org, a newly re-launched website devoted to providing help and information on alcohol addiction and alcoholic rehab programs, offers easy-to-use support and assistance to people who are concerned about their alcohol use.

Are You a Recovering Alcoholic?
MedPage Today
How about a recovering nicotine addict, or recovering from an addiction to some illegal drug, or maybe addiction to gambling, or sex, or football, or even your computer screen, or Angry Birds? I have worked in the addiction field most of my ...

Fine for alcoholic after row led to rooftop rage
Burton Mail
AN alcoholic who hurled roof tiles in front of relatives and police officers during a blazing family row has been slapped with a fine. Jobless Mohammed Aqib, 42, climbed on to the roof of his home in Victoria Street, Burton, in protest after his ...

Burton Mail

America's Prescription for a Medical Nightmare
Lynn never dreamed she fit the profile of an addict. She was almost 30, living in a middle-class neighborhood in Pittsburgh, working and newly married. Then an old cheerleading injury led to two herniated discs in her lower spine.


'Intervention': Will An Addict Enter Rehab For The Sake Of Her Daughter? (VIDEO)
Huffington Post
Zeinah was once a promising student, but after she turned to drugs during her parents' divorce she lost her way in life. Her decline was worsened when her husband overdosed and she then lost custody of her daughter. Eventually her distraught parents ...

Ditching addiction is no easy lifestyle change
By Vanessa Araiza - email Bourbon was the drink of choice for this recovering addict. "Toward the end , I drank about a quart a day." For almost 20 years she's been sober. Though this is an accomplishment she treasures every day, she wishes to remain ...

Addict was smoking 15 joints a day
Halifax Evening Courier
A cannabis addict who smoked 15 joints a day has been told to quit the drug or face prison by a Judge. Adrian Watson, 41, was arrested by police after neighbours complained of a strong smell of gas coming from a house in Huddersfield Road, Elland.

Halifax Evening Courier

NY senators push hydrocodone restrictions
Jeff Klein, who chairs the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, presided at a discussion earlier Monday to address what they called a crisis. "I believe it rivals the heroin epidemic in the `70s," said Klein, who represents part of the Bronx and ...

Alcoholic "kicked off" at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
This is Gloucestershire
NURSES called the police when an alcoholic "kicked off" in Gloucestershire Royal Hospital after taking a drug overdose. Jason Hooper, 38, of Priory Road, Westgate, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place, when he appeared before ...

Mental Health and Addiction Workers Worried About Deep Cuts
The Bradenton Times
by Staff Report BRADENTON – Mental health and addiction facilities are anxious in light of the deep cuts included in the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services Appropriations budget proposal released last week.

The Bradenton Times

SEX IN CRISIS? Ed Young, Jr. Says Undervaluing of Intimacy Creates Rocky Marriages
Sacramento Bee
14, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The concept of sexual addiction has been familiar to psychologists for decades, but new scientific evidence suggests that other forms of addiction are beginning to take its place. CNN reports a new study out of Germany, ...

The ecology of addiction: Tracking drug dependence in the urban ...
By Michael Corbin
Science has begun to shed important light on the genetics and biochemistry of addiction, but we assert more than we actually know about how addiction really works in the streets. Here in Baltimore, that's changing, as researchers literally map the ecology of ... Combine it with the geographical data from a participant's GPS, and the result is a mental map, a cognitive cartography of an addict's life in the city. “There are significant studies of animals, about how they move and where they ...

Are doctors understanding addiction? – Dr. Drew - CNN.com Blogs
By dschenek
And my doctor explained that there is a true difference between addiction and physical need. Please, please explain this to your viewers. February 14, 2012 at 12:51 am | Reply. Melanie. I am a recovering alcoholic/addict and have been sober ...
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Pics! The Duchess of Cambridge Visits Liverpool Addiction Charity ...
By Jessica
The Duchess of Cambridge Visits Liverpool Addiction Charity on Valentine's Day. Kate Middleton is spending her first married Valentine's Day without her husband, which must be a bummer. Though she wasn't sitting around moping ...
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The Greatest Love Addiction Songs of All Time | Psychology Today
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Leonard and Lucinda have captured addiction better than the NIDA By Stanton Peele...

Alcoholism and Treatment
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Alcoholism is maladies that is serious and must be treated with care before it ruin one's life. The treatment that the non 12 ... Alcoholism is maladies that is serious and must be treated with care before it ruin one's life. The treatment that the non ...
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Kim Richards of 'Real Housewives' on alcoholism: I drank to cover ...
Kim Richards, a member of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,' admits to her alcoholism in a post-rehab interview. ... When asked by Cohen why she checked into rehab, Richards admits, "I'm an alcoholic. I'm an alcoholic." "I just didn't like ...
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Whitney Houston's Death Raises Addiction Questions | IRISHTIMEZ ...
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Houston had entered addiction treatment at least three times. Each effort at recovery was followed by relapse. Why do people with addictions so often relapse? What is addiction, and what does it mean to recover? WebMD asked two experts in ...

Stop Drug Addiction with Intervention | ivtcscs.org
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I think that there wouldn't be any better solution to help my husband, than to put him to an Intervention program. I admit I am also at fault of his addiction.

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My AH relapsed after a 13 year sobriety...and in one second, the very second I got between him and the addiction, he threw me away, our life away, his. ... incomprehensible nature of alcoholism ...
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