All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘alcohol abuse’

Scott Disick Reportedy Has A Serious Drinking Problem, Seeks Help After Getting Kicked Out Of Home

Scott Disick loves to drink. And Kourtney Kardashian isn’t too pleased about it. However, Disick, who is now a father of three, seems like he’s willing to do anything to change his hard-partying ways. A source close to the 31-year-old reality star told Radar Online that Disick is looking for an addiction expert to help salvage his relationship with Kourtney. …

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Google Glass Withdrawal Symptoms Worse Than Alcohol?

Like drugs, technology is an addicting and highly sought after augmented reality that generates dependency. Google Glass is a wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display, allowing for digital applications to pop right up in front of you. For 18 hours a day, a 31-year-old unnamed US Navy serviceman used Google Glass, only taking the device off when sleeping and …

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Harry Potter Star Talks Alcohol Abuse, Childhood

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, now 24 and a very accomplished thespian, has been open about the fact that he abused alcohol during his run on the incredibly famous Harry Potter movies. These days, he is careful to highlight the results of four years of sobriety. Daniel Radcliffe was just an 11-year-old boy when his role as the boy wizard …

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Lindsay Lohan Source of Dina Lohan’s Angst

Lindsay Lohan was the source of mom Dina Lohan’s angst during her days of drug and alcohol abuse. The elder Lohan recently told Oprah Winfrey she was afraid her daughter would die as a result of abusing her body. “Did you think there were days when she wouldn’t make it?” Winfrey asked Dina Lohan during her OWN docu-series called Lindsay. …

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Ralph Lauren’s Niece Fined For Wreaking Havoc On Delta Flight

Jenny Lauren, niece of Polo fashion tycoon Ralph Lauren, was fined $ 2000 euros (approx. $2715) for “air rage” that forced the New York-bound flight she was on to divert to Ireland. The 41-year-old jewelry designer pleaded guilty on Wednesday to being drunk and wreaking havoc on a Delta Air Lines flight from Barcelona to New York. The crew had to divert …

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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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Binge Drinking Linked to Increased Stroke Risks in New Study

Though the health repercussions and costs of binge drinking have been known for years, researchers are just now coming to grips with how the practice can affect the human body. A new study has now revealed that binge drinking, even relatively rarely, can have serious health consequences. The study, published in the Journal of Neurology, showed that middle-aged men who …

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Alcohol-Preferring Gene Found in Rats

The National Institutes of Health this week announced that it has discovered a gene link in rats selectively bred to prefer alcohol. Researchers believe the new findings could eventually help reveal the genetic component of alcoholism in humans. The study‘s findings have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study looked at special breeds of …

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Alcoholism, Eating Disorders Genetically Linked, Shows Study

Alcoholism and eating disorders have both been found to have a genetic component for those at risk. Now, a new study has shown that these diseases may actually be linked to each other genetically. The study, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, shows that alcoholics are “more genetically susceptible” to some eating disorders, and that the …

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Binge Drinking Costs Billions, Says CDC

Americans love their beer, and the recent rise in specialty spirits and microbreweries means more choices than ever. However, alcohol consumption could be costing U.S. states billions in healthcare and other costs. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released estimates showing that “excessive” alcohol consumption cost U.S. states a median of $2.9 billion in 2006. Binge …

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Billy Joel: Depression, Drinking Caused by 9/11

Just over one decade ago, singer Billy Joel entered rehab for a drinking problem. He followed that up with trip to the Betty Ford Center in 2005. Now, Joel is opening up about his depression, his drinking, and why he was using alcohol to self-medicate. In a new interview with the New York Times, the New York native told the …

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Matthew Fox to Enter Alcohol Treatment Program to Avoid Jail Time

Matthew Fox, the star of FOX’s hit show “Lost” and director Rob Cohen’s upcoming suspense/thriller “Alex Cross”, has agreed to partake in an alcohol treatment program to avoid jail time for his DUI arrest back in May. According to reports, Fox was allegedly under the influence of alcohol when he decided to embark on a late-night adventure to acquire some …

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