Celebrity Addiction

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Oscar De La Hoya Goes to Alcohol Rehab

Earlier this year, former boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya hit rock bottom, joining a long line of celebrities and all-star athletes that have fallen prey to alcohol addiction. In recent television interviews, he said his addiction and subsequent depression led him to the brink of suicide.

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Derek Boogard’s Painkiller Addiction

It is a sad reality that many celebrity athletes build their star status by using performance-enhancing drugs. Other athletes take drugs just to keep performing despite the brutal treatment their bodies endure. Both stories are sad to read, but a life cut short by addiction to painkilling drugs may be particularly poignant. Continue Reading

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Propofol Addiction

Until the high-profile death of music legend Michael Jackson, it is possible that many of us would never have been familiar with the medication Propofol, even though it is possible we may have received it in conjunction with a number of medical procedures. Unfortunately, Michael Jackson’s death and the subsequent trial of his personal physician have put Propofol “on the map.” Continue Reading

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Former NFL Football Star Ryan Leaf Shares Painkiller Addiction Story

Ten years ago, Ryan Leaf was considered one of the top NFL draft picks, compared to stars like Peyton Manning. Soon after, the football hopeful entered into a period of drug abuse, angry outbursts and criminal behavior. Today, Leaf visits schools and shares a new story with teens about learning from his mistakes and avoiding drugs. Continue Reading

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Kristin Davis Overcomes Alcohol Addiction

Kristin Davis, the lovely 43-year-old actress best known for her six-year role as Charlotte on "Sex and the City," says that she is a recovering alcoholic who never tastes the many Cosmopolitans sent her way by star-struck fans. On the show, her character favored the drink, but for Kristin Davis it is a risk just not worth taking. Continue Reading

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“Glee” Actress Jane Lynch Says Alcoholism Began as Young Teen

Actress Jane Lynch recently surprised fans with a story from Oprah Magazine and in a forthcoming memoir revealing her struggle with alcoholism, a battle that began in her early teen years and spanned into her early 30s. Continue Reading

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Singer Amy Winehouse Dead at 27

Grammy Award-winning soul-jazz diva Amy Winehouse was found dead in her North London flat July 23. She was just 27 years old. 

Unique in the music world, Winehouse, with her beehive of black hair, thickly lined cat eyes, and old-fashioned sailor tattoos, had inspired singers like America’s Lady Gaga and Britain’s Adele and Duffy. Continue Reading

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Boxer Oscar De La Hoya Addresses Substance Abuse, Rehab on Social Media Sites

Famous boxer and past world champion Oscar De La Hoya’s fiercest battle yet may be with drugs and alcohol. The boxer is reported to have recently entered a drug rehab facility with reports including cocaine and alcohol abuse, along with alleged marital problems.

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Actor Jeff Conaway Dies After Being Hospitalized for Painkiller Overdose

As the nation struggles with epidemic levels of prescription drug abuse, celebrities continue to make headlines from overdoses with painkillers. Many of their stories involve the recovery from a major surgery. The latest occurred with former “Grease” star Jeff Conaway, who also gained fame for his role in the television series “Taxi.”

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Matthew Perry Addresses Substance Abuse and Rehab in Interviews

Actor Matthew Perry, known for his comedic role on the long-running sitcom Friends, recently announced that he is entering rehab to focus on strengthening his recovery from alcoholism.

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