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Rob Lowe Celebrates 23 Years Sober

  On May 10, 2013, actor Rob Lowe, star of NBC’s popular show, Parks and Recreation, celebrated a huge milestone and shared it with his 634,000 Twitter followers. “Celebrating 23 years sober tonight,” Lowe wrote. “It works if you work it.” Rob Lowe was once the talk of the town back in the late 1980’s, subsequent to a “first of its kind” sex tape scandal featuring the actor and a group of people, in which one of the girls in the group was later exposed to be only 16-years-old. The tape was leaked to the public and caused a media sensation, making Lowe fodder for the entertainment programs and tabloid magazines of the day. Trying to explain his “vulgar” actions, the then 22-year-old Lowe stated that he met the young girl at a … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrity News, Recovery

Pete Wentz’s Road to Recovery

  Pete Wentz, bassist for the hit band Fall Out Boy, is now in recovery after struggling with anxiety and pill addiction for four years since 2009, after his band took a break and his now ex-wife, Ashlee Simpson called it quits in 2011. The rejuvenated rocker opened up about his personal life and his return to the stage with his band in Rolling Stone‘s May 23rd 2013 issue. When Fall Out Boy took its leave of absence from the music scene in 2009, life became quite challenging for Pete Wentz. He lost his daily purpose of getting up and making music. He began regularly abusing two different prescription medications used primarily for anxiety, Xanax and Klonopin. Wentz revealed: “I was probably physically and mentally addicted. It started from insomnia and anxiety from flying, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Celebrity News

New Clues About Alcoholism

New Clues About Alcoholism

  Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center looking into alcoholism have uncovered new studies that shed light on why some drinkers are more vulnerable to addiction than others. Jeff Weiner, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest Baptist, and colleagues used an animal model to look at the early stages of the addiction process and focused on how individual animals responded to alcohol. Their findings may lead not only to a better understanding of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Research

Charlie Sheen’s Twins Stay with Denise Richards While Brooke Mueller Does Yet Another Stint in Rehab

  Brooke Mueller, Charlie Sheen’s wife and mother of their two children, Bob and Max, has started yet another stint in rehab for prescription drug abuse, leaving the twins in Sheen’s ex-wife, Denise Richards’ hands for the time being. Mueller’s representative explained recently, “Brooke is currently at UCLA Medical Center where she has been since being admitted May 3. Brooke will be there for several more days, and will likely transition directly into a residential treatment facility to get help for prescription drug abuse. Brooke misses her children, and wants to get healthy so she can resume her life and get back to being a mom.” She has since moved to the Betty Ford Center. (Maresca) The twin boys were removed from her home on May 2 by the L.A. County Department of Children … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Celebrity News, Substance Abuse, Treatment

Crystal Meth Causes Permanent Brain Damage

Crystal Meth Causes Permanent Brain Damage

  Past methamphetamine use certainly takes away the ability for one to experience pleasure in early sobriety, but is the damage permanent? The highs of meth are very high; however, the lows of coming down from the drug are arguably the lowest of lows. Many addicts wonder if they are doomed to depression forever if they quit the habit. The unfortunate reality is that those addicted to crystal meth must work extra hard to be “happy” without … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Alcohol and Drugs, Recovery, Research, Substance Abuse

God and Recovery

God and Recovery

  One of the most crucial things I have come to understand in recovery is that alcohol is only a symptom of my disease, not the problem by itself. In fact, alcohol was a solution to my problem for many years. The problem is me: my brain and my thinking. Therefore I need a permanent solution that is bigger than me. I need divine assistance, not to just stop drinking, but to change me at my cellular level. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Recovery, Spirituality

Johnny Depp Gives Up the Rum for Romance

  Not many people know that Johnny Depp got his start in 1984 with a horror film called A Nightmare on Elm Street. It wasn’t until three years later, with his starring role in the television series 21 Jump Street that the future Pirates of the Caribbean star emerged as a small screen idol and sex symbol. Depp´s career then grew to enormous heights in the 1990’s as he appeared in big screen hits like Edward Scissorhands, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Benny and Joon, Ed Wood, and Donnie Brasco. During this time, the actor indulged himself in heavy drinking and drug use, resulting from the steady upward success and fame the actor was gaining. This alcoholism almost ended his Hollywood career. According to, who quote Contactmusic, Johnny says of this time: “It was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrity News, Latest News

Depressive Mentality Might be Contagious

Depressive Mentality Might be Contagious

  Provocative new research suggests that a particular style of thinking that makes people vulnerable to depression can influence others, increasing their symptoms of depression as much as six months later. Psychological scientists Gerald Haeffel, Ph.D., and Jennifer Hames of the University of Notre Dame studied college roommates to determine if the way in which an individual thinks of things can actually “rub off” on others causing detrimental effects. It has long been known that some people are … Read entire article »

Filed under: Conditions and Disorders, Mental Illness, Research

New York City Proposes Increase in Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

New York City Proposes Increase in Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

  New York City officials revealed a new proposal on Monday that would increase the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. This would give New York the most stringent tobacco laws of any major city in the United States. The plan would increase the legal age for buying cigarettes and tobacco products to 21 – the same as alcohol, but it would not prohibit those under 21 from possessing or … Read entire article »

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Kate Middleton Speaks Up Against Addiction

  On April 23, 2013, Kate Middleton—now 28 weeks pregnant with her and Prince William’s first child—visited with the staff and students of The Willows Primary School. The school is located on the Wythenshawe estate, which is known to be highly disadvantaged. The Wythenshawe estate is the second biggest of its kind in Europe but sadly is infamous for its crime, unemployment, and social disorder. Kate’s visit was to bring light to a new school counseling program called M-PACT, which lends support to children whose parents or guardians are addicted to alcohol or drugs. The M-PACT program is a partnership between the Royal Foundation, Comic Relief, and Kate’s two charities, Place2Be and Action on Addiction. Unfortunately, just before Kate’s visit to The Willows Primary School, the institute’s new £40,000 playground was set on … Read entire article »

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