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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 …

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 …

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

ABC News Anchor Elizabeth Vargas Seeks Treatment
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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 …

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 …

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 …

Alcoholism, Eating Disorders Genetically Linked, Shows Study
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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 …

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 …

Billy Joel: Depression, Drinking Caused by 9/11
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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 …

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, …