All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Addiction’

Victoria Siegel: Was She A Victim of Severe Bullying On the Day She Died?

Victoria Siegel, the daughter of Queen of Versailles stars David and Jackie Siegel, was just 18 when she died on Saturday. Now the family’s attorney says she may received some cruel text messages on the morning she died. Michael Marder, the Siegel’s attorney, issued a statement via Jackie Siegel’s Facebook account. In it, he talks about the purported actions of …

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Scott Disick: Will He Marry Kourtney Kardashian?

Scott Disick spoke recently with People magazine about the birth of new son Reign and his children Mason, who is five and Penelope, who is two. He also dished about the fact that he and Kourtney Kardashian still haven’t taken that proverbial walk down the aisle. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s take on the subject might surprise some. …

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Google Glass Addiction Is Apparently a Thing Now, Leads to Involuntary Temple Tapping

First, they were persecuted. Then, they were addicted. Yes, it appears that full-blown dependency is the next great tribulation of the Google Glass superuser. We now have a reported case of Google Glass addiction in the books. The case comes from a study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, where a man is said to have the first case of …

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Zac Efron Opens Up About Addiction Issues

Zac Efron is one of Hollywood’s most handsome hunks! He’s always been a picture-perfect, camera-friendly guy. However, beneath the surface, he’s battled a serious issue – addiction. The 26-year-old actor was reportedly addicted to Ecstasy (MDMA) and cocaine. In April of 2013, the Awkward Moment star shocked fans when he entered rehab to overcome addiction. Now, he’s speaking out about the dark moments …

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Powdered Alcohol Not Approved by Feds

It was previously reported that powdered alcohol, or Palcohol, had been approved by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Now the federal government said Monday that the label approval was done in “error.” The approval was granted on April 8, though has since been rescinded. “TTB did approve labels for Palcohol,” the Bureau said in a statement. …

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E-Cigarettes May Face Some Bad News

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine may be bad news for e-cigarette manufacturers and marketers. One of the big selling points for e-digs has been that they are supposed to help you quit smoking. But, according to the new study, they do nothing of the sort. The report states: “A longitudinal, international study …

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Amanda Bynes Looks Healthy, Happy at Fashion School Event

Amanda Bynes looked happy and healthy when she appeared at an event on Friday held at her school, the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in L.A. She posed for photos with her parents as they checked out the projects she spent a semester creating. Bynes studies fashion at the school. “Debut showcases the work of students in the advanced …

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Lea Michele Says Cory Was Not His Addiction

Lea Michele continues to open up about the loss of her love — Cory Monteith — who lost a battle with addiction in July. The 27-year-old Glee star shared more on her relationship with Monteith and stresses that her boyfriend was much more than his struggles. “I only have happy memories of Cory. He was not his addiction – unfortunately, …

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Lea Michele Only Has Happy Memories of Cory

Popular Glee actress Lea Michele does not want her late boyfriend, Cory Monteith, to be defined by the addiction that ultimately claimed his life. In a recent interview with Seventeen magazine, Michele spoke about Cory’s unique ability to make her feel special. “I only have happy memories of Cory. He was not his addiction – unfortunately, it won. But that …

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New Painkiller Zohydro: What Parents And Patients Need To Know

Painkiller junkies who’ve diligently done research are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a pill called Zohydro. Meanwhile, a well-meaning coalition of health professionals is also anticipating – the imminent demise of such existing abusers and legitimate patients alike. They are trying their hardest to prevent such tragedy from unfolding right up until the last minute, as the drug is set …

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Review: Porn Addiction Isn’t a Real Thing

The internet has laid human sexuality bare, putting it on display for anyone who cares to type a few letters into a search engine. However the wealth of stimulation available online is certainly more than humans have evolved to deal with, leading some people to value porn more than real intimacy. Good news, then, that these same people are not …

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Elijah Blue Allman Talks About His Heroin Addiction

Elijah Blue Allman, age 37, is the son of the legendary rocker Gregg Allman, of the Allman Brothers Band and Cher, who were married during the 70’s. In Gregg’s recent biography, “My Cross To Bear” he reveals his addiction to alcohol, heroin and other drugs. It was the catalyst to his break-up with Cher as she wasn’t willing to deal …

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Philip Seymour Hoffman And The Reality Of Addiction

Philip Seymour Hoffman will be remembered as a talented actor who was loved as respected for his craft, and who will leave behind devastated family and friends. The 46-year old actor was found yesterday in his Manhattan apartment, and it is now being reported that he died of a drug overdose. Law enforcement sources claim that he was found on …

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Caffeine Use Disorder: It’s a Thing

Coffee addicts, listen up! Caffeine has now been categorized as a drug in the DSM-5. Need help quitting? That may be coming soon, according to Yahoo. “Caffeine is a drug, a mild stimulant which is used by almost everybody on a daily basis,” said Charles O’Brien, chair of the Substance-Related Disorders Work Group. “Normally, there’s no problem with that. But …

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Quit Smoking – But Don’t Use E-Cigarettes

Experts claim that smoking is an addiction similar to a heroine addiction because nicotine is just as difficult to quit. The premise behind quitting cigarettes, aside from the health benefits from quitting now, is that the biggest percentage of smoking is habit. The phone rings, a smoker picks up a cig, a cup of coffee stimulates the habit to smoke, …

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Britain’s Gaming Addiction Gets The NMA Treatment

Are you addicted to video games? You probably want to say no, but you realize that spending 40 or more hours a week in front of a screen might not be all that healthy. Well, rest easy knowing that you’re not as bad as some gamers in the UK. Domino’s Pizza recently surveyed UK gamers to ask them multiple questions …

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Demi Lovato’s Second Book in the Making

Superstar Demi Lovato has remained in the spotlight for a long period of time, since her days on the Disney Channel. Though her career has skyrocketed, she has also endured many personal struggles along the way. Her book of affirmations, titled Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, was her first book released on November 19, 2013 as part of a …

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Amsterdam Alcoholics Are Given Beer to Clean Streets

Getting paid in beer might sound like a pretty sweet deal for some of us, but many are questioning Amsterdam’s new program that gives alcoholics beer to clean the streets. As odd as this sounds, Amsterdam officials say these people are actually consuming less alcohol per day now thanks to the program. The homeless people who participate in this government-funded …

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ABC News Anchor Elizabeth Vargas Seeks Treatment

ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas is currently in rehabilitation for alcohol dependency. At fifty-one years old, the host of ABC News specials and co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 has checked herself into rehab, which has been confirmed by the network. She has worked for the network since 1996, and is married to fifty-four year old Marc Cohn, a singer, songwriter, and …

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Elizabeth Vargas Checks Into Rehab

If you have been wondering why Elizabeth Vargas has been missing from her desk on ABC’s “20/20”, we finally have an answer. ABC confirmed Wednesday that Vargas has checked into a rehab facility to battle her alcohol addiction. ABC is fully supportive of Vargas and says she will have her job waiting on her when she gets better. “We look …

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Jada Pinkett Smith Mentions Addictions On Facebook

The Smith family has not resembled The Cleaver family lately. There have been many rumors circulating concerning Will and Jada Smith selling their house, having an open-marriage, and their imminent divorce. The bad media hasn’t been limited to Will and Jada, though. Their son Jaden became the target of Twitter-ridicule last week after releasing a series of tweets in which …

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Video Game Addiction Risk-Factors Pinpointed by New Study

Do you obsessively collect gaming achievements or often 100% games with tons of mindless collectibles? Do you find it hard to let your guild down by taking a week off of raiding? Can’t wait to get off work and step into the life of your level 78 Dovahkiin? If so, you could have a problem according to a new study …

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Mike Sorrentino Opens up about Addiction

We briefly witnessed Mike Sorrentino’s addiction problems during the final season of “Jersey Shore”, but now “The Situation” is opening up about his battle with drugs and alcohol and is speaking out for the first time. Sorrentino blames the television show “Dancing with the Stars” for his ongoing addiction problems. He sustained an injury while performing on the show, which …

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Lamar Odom “Not Missing” According to Agent

Lamar Odom, the 6’10 veteran forward of the NBA and husband to Khloe Kardashian, was rumored to be missing for over 72 hours on Sunday. The main cause of concern for his family and friends was suspected drug use. Over the past two years Odom’s drug addiction has only escalated. Last year he entered a rehab facility in San Diego …

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Study: ‘Learning’ Cocaine’s Effects Causes Addiction

A new study coming out of the University of California Berkeley and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience is purporting to explain how the frontal brain is affected by cocaine and how irrational drug-seeking behavior might result. The new conclusions about cocaine coming from the researchers indicate that cocaine quickly rewires high-level learning, memory, and decision-making centers of the brain. …

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Why Porn Acts Like a Drug [VIDEO]

First off, nobody is here to bash porn. Like plenty of drugs, everything in moderation, right? And that’s the simple fact about porn. It is a drug. Well, at least it acts like a drug on your brain. AsapSCIENCE‘s newest three-minute video tackles the very real problem of pornography addiction. If you find yourself in a vicious porn-watching cycle where …

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Smokers Miss More Work, Shows Study

A new study shows that smokers take two to three more sick days per year than those who don’t, costing billions of pounds worth of lost productivity. The study, published this week in the journal Addiction, shows that smokers are 33% more likely to miss work than non-smokers and missed an average of 2.7 more days of work per year. …

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Facebook Is Slowly Becoming the Reason to Pay the Internet Bill

Think of all the things that you really don’t want to do without, America: cars, indoor plumbing, birth control, pizza delivery, the Biebs. You wouldn’t enjoy life all that much without any of them, would you? If a new summary from Experian Hitwise is any indication, another thing you’d probably suffer separation pangs from is Facebook. It sounds puffed up, …

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Twitter Is The Perfect Drug

We all have our addictions. Some people are addicted to smoking, whereas others are addicted to cartoons about miniature ponies. It turns out that social networking can be just as addictive, especially Twitter. The need to get that 140 character fix is all consuming for some users of the service. In this new infographic from the minds at OnlineSchools, they …

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Quit Smoking And Win Free Cigarettes?

In what seems like the most ridiculous anti-smoking campaign to date, Phillip-Morris is offering free cigarettes to smokers who feature the best tips on how they quit the habit. I am not serious, of course, but I would not put it past them. Seriously, we have known that cigarettes and tobacco are killing us for decades and yet the habit …

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