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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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