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Jesse James Admits Daughter Chandler went to Rehab for Substance Abuse

  Jesse James is addressing the buzz surrounding recently surfaced photographs that depict his 18-year-old daughter, Chandler, inhaling methamphetamine at a party. Chandler checked into a rehab center in April to battle her addiction to several substances; including meth. According to her dad, she is now actively sober, and participating in 12-step programs. Following her dad’s footsteps, I guess: James also revealed that he has been clean and sober for 13 years. The video and photographs that surfaced showed a wired Chandler either snorting or smoking the highly addictive, highly potent drug methamphetamine. Apparently, it was no secret in her Texas hometown that the 18-year-old liked to party hard and get high; going so far as to huff keyboard cleaner to get a high. Thankfully, the teenage daughter of biker icon Jesse … Read entire article »

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Paris Jackson Rushed to Hospital for Shocking Suicide Attempt

  Paris Jackson, the daughter of late pop icon Michael Jackson, was rushed to a hospital following a possible suicide attempt. Shocking, yes, but it’s sad more than anything else. Paris, 15, has been in the media more and more since her father’s death in 2009. She’s just a young girl who’s clearly struggling and doesn’t need to be the source of public speculation; rather, just like anyone who’s going through a hard time, needs love and care. Around 2 am on Wednesday June 5th, Paris Jackson was rushed to a hospital after a 911 call was placed. The caller notified emergency personnel of a potential overdose, as well as cuts marking Paris’ arms. This follows a series of strange, seemingly sad tweets the teenager sent out. Although sources say that Jackson … Read entire article »

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Rod Stewart Reveals Steroid Abuse to Soothe Vocal Cords Came With a “Small” Price

  1970’s and 80’s superstar singer, Rod Stewart, has just recently admitted that he depended on corticosteroids, commonly referred to as plain old steroids, to help relax his strained vocal cords before performing in shows. But maintain his raspy, one-of-a-kind voice came with a price. His steroid abuse not only produced a number of physically painful negative side effects. It shrunk his junk. The Cleveland Clinic defines corticosteroids as “a man-made drug that closely resembles cortisol, a hormone that your adrenal glands produce naturally. Corticosteroids are different from the male hormone-related steroid compounds that some athletes abuse.” There are quite a few negative side effects of corticosteroids, due to prolonged and/or overuse of them. Some of these include mood swings, weight gain, stomach irritation, water retention, swollen face, and even insomnia and osteoporosis. … Read entire article »

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Lindsay Lohan’s Rehab Experience: Not Going Well At All

  At the renowned Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California, Lindsay Lohan is doing her court-ordered rehab stint for three months as part of a plea deal in her lying-to-cops case involving a car accident in Santa Monica, California last summer. But things at the facility have been far from “rehabilitating” for the troubled actress. She is struggling severely with overeating, poor hygiene, and lack of energy due to her prescription drug, Adderall, being taken away from her. Reported exclusively by RadarOnline.com, an anonymous source spoke out about the actress’s uncomfortable experience, revealing that “Lindsay just doesn’t want to be there. She was forced to go to Betty Ford by the judge instead of going to jail. The actress looks extremely haggard, her face is bloated, and it doesn’t look like … Read entire article »

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Celebrities: They’re Just Like Us

Celebrities: They’re Just Like Us

  As with anyone else, addiction affects celebrities differently. Some recover, others struggle to get it their whole lives. This disease kills indiscriminately; whether you are a glorified hip-hop star or a mother of four in the suburbs. Those who recover and give back to their communities – like Friends star Matthew Perry – are reaping the benefits of a life in sobriety. Others struggle through multiple treatment centers, multiple detoxes, and multiple relapses. Just ask Brooke … Read entire article »

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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 »

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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 »

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Lindsay Lohan Enters Betty Ford Center

  Local media reports that a Los Angeles County prosecutor has indicated that starlet Lindsay Lohan is apparently in violation of her probation after neglecting to check herself into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility located in Southern California, instead checking into the noted Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California. Lohan’s whereabouts were not known this week, only hours after her lawyer informed a judge that she had gone into a rehab facility. Apparently, she showed up there but only stayed for a few minutes and left. Santa Monica’s prosecutor, who was handling the Lohan case, said he was “blindsided” because the facility that Lohan had reportedly checked into was not the facility that he had looked into and approved for her. As a matter of fact, the facility she chose … Read entire article »

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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 »

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Enters Treatment Center for Bipolar Disorder

  Dealing with a chronic mental disorder can be extremely debilitating, especially for celebrities who are constantly under public scrutiny. Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones entered a 30-day treatment center on Monday to better manage her bipolar II disorder. According to her publicist Cece Yorke, “Catherine has proactively checked into a health care facility. Catherine has said that she is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner” (Payne). Zeta-Jones, 43, is currently in between projects and realized it was a good opportunity to evaluate her mental health in treatment, according to an anonymous source (DZurilla). Bipolar disorder is a psychiatrically diagnosed mood disorder characterized by intense mood swings. Those who suffer from bipolar disorder typically experience feelings of mania, or a frenzied state of abnormally elevated mood/irritability, … Read entire article »

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