Whitney Houston tragedy illustrates travails of addiction

Whitney Houston tragedy illustrates travails of addiction
For millions of families struggling with addiction issues or substance abuse, the death of Whitney Houston strikes a particularly painful but all too familiar chord. For millions of families struggling with addiction issues or substance abuse, ...


Bill O'Reilly: Why the media will not tell you the truth about Whitney Houston ...
Fox News
LAUER: -- detailing the addiction, the erratic behavior, the denial of addiction on the part of Whitney Houston. O'REILLY: They were -- they were sensationalized to exploit the woman's condition not try to help her. When is the last time you ever saw ...

Addiction-Treatment.com Launches Website to Help Millions Struggling With Drug ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Addiction-Treatment.com today announced the launch of its Web-based recovery and treatment information portal for people struggling with alcohol and drug abuse. The website targets the estimated 20 million Americans who are currently addicted and the ...

Whitney, Women, Addiction and the Press
Huffington Post UK
"Once an addict, always an addict". It's a lazy and inaccurate portrayal of addiction but one all too often taken up by the popular press. In "The Media Guide to Drugs" from charity DrugScope, designer, Pearl Lowe detailed how she felt she would always ...

Whitney Houston's addiction struggles
As the days since her death have passed, more coverage and mentions of her addiction struggles have been covered. It's in no way an attempt to disparage her successful career, but to bring to light the toll addiction can take in a person's life.

Women form addiction support group
Morehead News
Encouraging Hope is a new faith-based peer support group for women who have loved ones inaddiction and recovery. “We wanted to start this group to have the capability to share what we know with other wives, moms, grandmothers, aunts and sisters,” said ...

Stars in the spotlight: our addiction to fame
ABC Online
"We, the media, looked the other way on Whitney Houston, everyone knew she was a drug addictfor two decades," he declared. US networks charting the gruesome aftermath of her death - the bathtub, the pills, the body bag, the golden hearse, ...

Warning: investment banking causes alcoholism
The Australian
A University of Southern California researcher found insomnia, alcoholism, heart palpitations, eating disorders and an explosive temper in some of the roughly two dozen entry-level investment bankers she shadowed fresh out of business school.

Inverness gambling addict mum blew daughter's £7000 on slot machines
Highland News
But her mum, Margaret Davies, of Rowan Road, Inverness, developed a gamblingaddiction and used the money to feed her habit at the bingo hall slot machines. Davies admitted that between August 1, 2009 and May 30, 2011, having received £7000 from her ...

Highland News

Former addict testifies on dangers of meth
Melanda Adams said her meth addiction led to a sad and devastating story. She came to Frankfort Thursday to tell just a part of it, in stumping for proposed legislation. “If you look at my eyes in this picture, you can tell I'm lost.

A son's descent into addiction
Peace Arch News
By Dan Ferguson - Surrey North Delta Leader Every night before she goes to sleep, South Surrey resident June Ariano-Jakes says a prayer for her oldest son Nathan, a drug addict who is no closer to recovery now than he was 20 years ago when he first ...

First Nations addiction crisis looming: chiefs
MetroNews Canada
Without treatment to help deal with the addiction, a public health catastrophe is imminent, Fischer predicted Thursday. "There are thousands of addicted individuals with rapidly shrinking supplies — likely leading to massive increases in black-market ...

Exeter addict jailed for breaking drug rehab order
BBC News
A drug addict who let his home be used as a crack dealing den has been jailed for breaking a rehabilitation order. Derek Brett, 32, of Prince Charles Road, Exeter, allowed two London-based dealers to set up in his flat because he owed them £900 for ...

1 in 10 Kids Have an Alcoholic Parent
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More Neighborhood Bars Linked to Intimate Partner Violence
MSN Health & Fitness
The study appears online and in the May print issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. Researchers knew that alcohol increases emergency department visits for intimate partner violence on an individual level, but wanted to ...

Recovering from meth addiction
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Meth addiction is a major problem in West Michigan, and on Thursday night Newschannel 3 spoke to a man who says he's fighting to end his addiction. Sean Harrington says his addiction led to a horrific crash, the end result of a ...

Saved from the nightmare of a life ruled by addiction
This is Plymouth
"No-one can afford an addiction, no matter what it is. It just consumes everything you have and you have no control over it. When you need it, you find it. "It's not living. It's a life, a miserable existence. I'd have taken my son's pocket money to ...

7.5 million U.S. kids live with alcoholic
ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- About 7.5 million US children age 18 and under lived with a parent who has experienced an alcohol use disorder in the past year, health officials said. The report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ...

Why Prescription Drug Addiction Is Growing Among Teens
Physically abused by her father and feeling aimless, the Corona, Calif., girl quickly became anaddict, racking up five DUI convictions while high on Xanax, an anti-anxiety drug. "I had a lot of anger inside, and I was trying to numb those feelings, ...

One in 10 US children have alcoholic parent: study
WASHINGTON — One in 10 children in the United States are living with a mother or father who has an alcohol problem and many reside with two parents who are afflicted, a government report said Thursday. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental ...


One In Ten US Children Live With Parent With Alcoholic Use Disorder: Study
Of the 1.4 million children who lived in a single-parent home where the parent has an alcoholicproblem, 1.1 million lived with a single mother, China's Xinhua news agency quoted the study on Thursday. The study was done in conjunction with Children of ...

Something Extra: Alcoholic Parents And Their Kids « CBS Miami
By cbs4price
A sobering statistic from a new study: more than one in ten U.S. children live with an alcoholicparent. ... That's not surprising, given the horrors of home life with an alcoholic. It's long past time for something to be done to protect our children ...
CBS Miami

What is an alcoholic??
By WN8853
I see so many posts where people seem to struggle with the label of "alcoholic"- Came across this and thought it may help some of us understand where we stand. ... Primary suggests thatalcoholism, as an addiction, is not a symptom of an underlying disease state. Disease means an involuntary disability. It represents the sum of the abnormal phenomena displayed by a group of individuals. These phenomena are associated with a specified common set of characteristics by which ...
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Whitney And Xanax? Let's Make The Conversation Bigger
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Then it goes dark. Until the next celebrity dies. But here's the thing, addiction is the great equalizer. Rich, poor. Fat, thin. Good looking, not so good looking. A celebrity, a nobody. Everyone can be anaddict. Read the whole story: Rochester ...
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How Should We Deal With Addiction? - The Dish | By Andrew ...
By Andrew Sullivan
It doesn't matter if you're hooked on alcohol, Xanax or illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine -- prohibition for some drugs stigmatizes all people struggling with addiction. Period. Addicts are not defined simply by their drug of choice nor the drug ...
The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

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