I accidentally joined an addiction counseling course at UCLA. It's been amazing. It hasn't just filled my mind with facts, but broadened my mind on what recovery—with or without AA—can be.
Here's how I finally rid myself of the white powder that had taken over my life: on my own, with a minimum of fuss.
An attorney is suspended after his "condition" leads him to forge court documents.
A new study on rats is the first to suggest that biology may play a role in eating disorders.
Binge drinking is linked to long-term health risks, a new study suggests. Researchers say that the practice can sensitize the liver to long-term damage, as well as lower the level of functioning of many other organ systems over time. Long after a hangover, a night of bad decisions might take a bigger toll on the... [Continue Reading]
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Chris Kelly reportedly took a combo of heroin and cocaine the night before his death.
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The actress may be delaying her 90-day stint in rehab, but her wardrobe is ready.
Stung by politicians' remarks, the Aussie navy snaps that the old stereotype is untrue and insulting.
The late singer's hidden drug history comes to light during his wrongful death trial.
The anonymous online drug marketplace is under fire, putting conspiracy theorists on overdrive.
A new bill would regulate video games in the same manner as alcohol, drugs and gambling.
The arrest highlights growing ties between European and Latin American drug traffickers.