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Eight Months Later, She Was Dead. What Happened?

Posted under Addiction Help, Celebrity, Drug Rehab, Successes

Whitney Houston went through several alcohol and drug treatment programs. In June 2011, she’d just finished her last bout with drug rehab. It had lasted 30 days – which she said just wasn’t enough. And she was right – eight months later, in February 2012, she was dead.

But Whitney’s not the only one who needed a longer program. Unfortunately, the vast majority of addiction help programs are relatively short-term and / or outpatient treatment programs. But they have an abysmal success rates – like 5 percent. Success rates that low are one of the major reasons why alcohol and drug addiction is still such a problem. more…

Why Is Phillip Seymour Hoffman Really Dead?

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On the heels of one news report after another about how deadly heroin is, we lose Phillip Seymour Hoffman. A great actor – straight for 23 years – relapses and dies. The speculation in news stories doesn’t get to the heart of the matter at all.

Was Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s death preventable? Did Phillip Seymour Hoffman Choose Drugs Over His Kids? Was Phillip Seymour Hoffmans’ Death Selfish?

The real question is why did Hoffman, after 23 years, revert to drugs?

Among the hundreds of headlines, one gives us a clue. more…

How Bad Is a Rob Ford Crack Habit?

Posted under Celebrity, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Intervention, Successes

Has there been an day in the last month without the U.S., Canada and Great Britain media covering Toronto’s out of control crack smoking mayor, Rob Ford? Although he says he’s not addicted, it’s pretty hard to believe, as is everything else he says. So, is it important to get off crack? Is it a very bad drug?  In fact, it’s one of the worst drugs around. more…

Kelly Osbourne Regrets Being a Problem to Parents Before She Got Addiction Help

Posted under Addiction Help, Celebrity, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab, Painkillers, Prescription Drugs

Kelly Osbourne said in a recent interview that she regrets having put her parents, Sharon and Ozzie, through ‘drug hell.’ Kelly was addicted to prescription painkillers for five years and went through three stints in drug rehab before she finally got the addiction help she needed and sorted herself out. Now she’s looking back with more…

Addiction Help Can Restore Relationships – Check Out Brooke and Charlie

Posted under Addiction Help, Alcohol, Celebrity, Drug Addiction, Drug Rehab

Can addiction help really change your life? Have a look at Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller. Brooke was very messed up on drugs, and Charlie (hate to say it) had pretty much gone off the deep end. Now Brooke’s getting drug rehab, Charlie’s helping her through it, and he’s getting clean himself. Now they seem more…

Brittany Murphy's Untimely Death – Could It Have Been Prevented?

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On February 4th, the news of how Brittany Murphy died was released. It was ruled “accidental”, but drugs were involved and partly to blame. The bright, young Hollywood star was ill with pneumonia and anemia and was self medicating with a combination of prescription and over the counter medications, which caused her death on December more…

Which drugs killed Anna Nicole Smith?

Posted under Celebrity, Prescription Drugs

Okay, so we’ve held out as long as possible on this story, but when it was announced by the California State Medical Board to news outlets that a Los Angeles psychiatrist is being investigated for prescribing all of the11 types of drugs that were found in Anna Nicole Smith’s room at the Florida hotel where more…

Could Anna Nicole's death have been prevented?

Posted under Benzodiazepines, Celebrity, Valium

Recently the Broward County Medical Examiner has ruled that Anna Nicole Smith’s death was the result of an accidental drug overdose. Since she was found unresponsive on Feb 8th in her hotel room in Hollywood, FL there has been a media storm surrounding questions of how she died as well as where to bury her more…

Celebrity Rehab Update

Posted under Celebrity

A couple of weeks ago we wrote about celebrities going into rehab. It’s been a hot topic lately, which has only been fueled by the bizarre behavior of the once-labeled “pop princess” Britney Spears. You’d think that the tanked careers and ruined lives of former stars caught up in the “lifestyle” would serve as an more…

Mike Tyson – relation between legal trouble and drug addiction

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I was reading an article today about Mike Tyson, the former boxing heavyweight champion, and how he has just entered a rehab center for addiction. I was very interested in the article because Tyson, although very successful as a professional athlete, has struggled with substance abuse for years and subsequently has been in legal trouble more…

Celebrity Rehab Stints

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Original posted on Friday, February 2, 2007 It seems that the latest trend in celebrity culture isn’t a new style of sunglasses, a new clothing designer, or getting married (or divorced) – it’s going to rehab. Either the media has focused more attention on who is going to rehab, or there are more celebrities entering more…