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MLB’s New Drug Policy: Two Strikes You’re Out

A lot of players are starting to boo Major League Baseball’s three-strike rule aimed to rid the sport of performance enhancing drugs. The first violation entails sitting out 50 games, the second a 100-game suspension and anything further yields complete dismissal and a permanent ban from the game.

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Prescription Drug Abuse in Hollywood

Have you ever noticed that everything seems to be more exaggerated and more glamorous when it’s connected to celebrities. Unfortunately, when it comes to prescription drug abuse and addiction, the negative effects on Hollywood’s biggest and brightest are hard to gloss over. As more celebrities are making the headlines because of their use and abuse of some specific types of drugs, even the most successful celebrities are not immune to the allure. Continue Reading

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NASCAR Temporarily Suspends AJ Allmendinger after Failed Drug Test

AJ Allmendinger wasn’t allowed to race in the recent Coke Zero 400 at Daytona Beach.  Allmendinger was suspended temporarily just 90 minutes prior to the beginning of the Sprint Cup race for failing his drug test.  Team owner, Roger Penske is awaiting the results of his second drug test to determine his future. 

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Detroit Lions in the Spotlight for Athletes Arrested on Drug-Related Charges

If Drew Sharp with the Detroit Free-Press had his way, the Detroit Lions would expel Nick Fairley and Mikel Leshoure and forever ban them from the football field because of their recent drug-related arrests. Sharp commented that marijuana use shouldn’t be taken any lighter than any other drugs nor should it be treated nonchalantly. Continue Reading

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Whitney Houston’s Case is Ending Despite Cocaine Link

Houston’s death was listed as accidental and coroner officials in California say they have no plans to investigate her death any further. They did discover she had used cocaine closely before her passing but say they plan to complete the autopsy report and close her case soon, according to the L.A. Times blogs. Continue Reading

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Nick Carter’s Sibling Leslie Carter Unexpected Death Linked to Prescription Drug Addiction

The documentary and reality show "House of Carters," featuring Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys and his brothers and sisters, is making new headlines with the recent death of sibling Leslie Carter. Carter was working through a prescription drug addiction at the time of her death. Continue Reading

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Brett Butler’s Spectacular Fall from Grace

Brett Butler spent most of the 1990s starring in a hit television series and enjoying the perks that fame can provide. She also spent those years abusing drugs until her addiction ended up costing her just about everything her fame had won for her. This month, the comedian/actress came clean about her past and what it has been like for her to hit rock bottom and to begin a climb back up toward the top. Continue Reading

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Johnny Jolly’s Struggle with Codeine Addiction

It is hard to watch young lives come unraveled by addiction. It is hard to watch your children make the same painful mistakes you made. It is hard to enjoy a victory without the presence of a valued teammate. In fact, nothing about drug use is easy. It hurts the person abusing and everyone around them. When that person is a high profile sports celebrity, the group is large. Such is the cautionary tale of Johnny Jolly. Continue Reading

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Darrell Hammond’s Fight Against Addiction

Darrell Hammond, now 56, is a former Saturday Night Live (SNL) comedian best known for his imitations of political figures like Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney and Al Gore. In front of the camera he demonstrated comedic genius, but behind the scenes he was struggling to make it through each day, depending on everything from alcohol to drugs to cutting to help him do so. Continue Reading

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Dr. Drew Sex Rehab Show Adds to Questions About Nature of Sexual Addiction

Despite research and media headlines, the controversy over the topic of sexual addiction continues to circulate. Some still question the validity of an addiction to sexual behaviors, despite growing research linking the addiction to brain and biological factors that are similar to substance addictions. Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Sex Rehab show has heightened the conversation, with some celebrities pursuing recovery on the show and others doubting they have the addiction at all. Continue Reading