Authorities were investigating Monday after at least 11 people were killed when gunmen attacked a drug rehabilitation center in northern Mexico, state media reported.
Lindsay Lohan's convoluted path through the legal system, which began with a drunken driving arrest nearly five years ago, reached a resolution Thursday as a judge ended her formal felony probation.
Since the first surgeon general's report on smoking in 1964, smoking among U.S. adults has decreased from 40% to 20.6%. However, smoking remains high in some groups.
Featured in a CDC ad campaign, ex-smoker Terrie Hall reveals details about struggling with tobacco-related disease.
CNN's Sara Sidner looks at heroin addiction in India.
India's Punjab state is the birthplace of Bhangra music, home of the colorful turban and the exquisite golden temple.
Adopted children are twice as likely to abuse drugs if their biological parents did too, suggesting that genetics do indeed play a role in the development of substance abuse problems.
On the evening of Whitney Houston's death, renowned recording artist Tony Bennett told the audience of Clive Davis' Beverly Hills party, "First it was Michael Jackson, then it was Amy Winehouse, and now, the magnificent Whitney Houston. I'd like to have every gentleman and lady in this room commit themselves to get our government to legalize drugs -- so they'll have to get it through a doctor, not to some gangsters who just sell it under the table."
A private funeral will be held in Whitney Houston's hometown. Anderson Cooper reports.
For a recovering addict, reveling at a party or having pills in your room can be seen as a sign you are in control, having successfully defeated your demons -- or just as likely, experts say, a sign of weakness that could lead to a dangerous, if not deadly, outcome.
Singer Jennifer Holliday tells Piers Morgan that Whitney Houston started using drugs before she met Bobby Brown.
Brooke Mueller has reconsidered her decision to undergo at-home drug rehab. Instead, Charlie Sheen's ex-wife has checked into an in-patient treatment center, her spokesman said Tuesday.
Redmond O'Neal, the son of actor Ryan O'Neal and the late Farrah Fawcett, returned to jail Thursday after he was caught with illegal drugs at the rehab clinic where he was undergoing court-ordered treatment, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney said.
Many people who experience chronic feelings of anxiety about social situations, work and relationships, or other aspects of everyday life often reach for a beer or a glass of wine to quell their unease.
According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prescription drug overdose deaths in Florida are up a staggering 265% since 2003. But it's not just the deaths that have Florida officials worried; it's the births.
Florida sees an alarming spike in the number of babies born addicted to pills. CNN's Amber Lyon investigates.
CNN's Atika Shubert reports on the myth and legend of the "27 club."
"They tried to make me go to rehab / I said, 'No, no, no.' " --Amy Winehouse, "Rehab"
Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead at her London home on Saturday. Dr. Drew and guests discuss her untimely death.
Amy Winehouse's death, a month after fans in Belgrade booed her from a stage for slurring and forgetting lyrics, raises questions about what could have prevented the tragedy.
Internet search operator Google is bracing for a fine that could top $500 million, after a federal probe of illegal online pharmacy ads placed on the website over the past three years.
CNN's Drew Griffin reports that a dominant online search engine could face a huge fine for illegal online pharmacy ads.
Internet search giant Google is bracing for a fine that could top $500 million, after a federal probe of illegal online pharmacy ads placed on the website over the past three years, CNN has confirmed.
New York authorities are searching for a gunman wanted in the killings of four people inside a Long Island pharmacy.
This past winter, I found myself following a drug dealer and his crew up the dark stairway of a triple-decker apartment building on the outskirts of Boston. Reaching a unit on the top floor, the young man pulled a gun from his waistband and set it on a coffee table next to a digital scale and a pile of drugs.
A state-subsidized home for alcoholics allows drinking. CNN's Chris Welch goes inside a so-called 'wet house.'
The singer voluntarily entered an out-patient rehab program, says her rep
The Obama administration is launching a new effort to combat prescription drug abuse.
Lindsay Lohan has one less legal problem to worry about after a prosecutor decided not to charge her in connection with an altercation while she was in a substance abuse rehab program in December.
HLN's Susan Hendricks has the latest on Charlie Sheen's situation.
Actor Charlie Sheen has begun at least his fourth stint in rehab after he was taken from his home to a hospital by ambulance last week.
"Bombarded by every rehab in the country, he has been deciding where to go," PEOPLE learns
Actress Lindsay Lohan called 911 to ask for police help during an "incident" at the Betty Ford Center, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Caffeinated alcoholic beverages such as Four Loko have come under fire from lawmakers and public health officials in recent weeks, following reports of hospitalizations and even some deaths tied to the potent drinks.
Actress Lindsay Lohan must remain in a drug rehabilitation program until January 3 instead of going to jail for violating her probation with a failed drug test, a judge ruled Friday.
The actress has a hearing Friday; her rehab could spare her more time behind bars
Lindsay Lohan acknowledged through Twitter postings Friday night that she failed a recent drug test, but the actress said she's "working hard to overcome" her drug addiction.
Inside an Afghan drug treatment center, CNN's Jill Dougherty meets women and children battling addiction.
The 18 women sit cross-legged on metal beds, wearing long, loose dresses and nightgowns, their heads completely covered with shawls. They do not want us to see them. Some of them are holding babies in their laps.
At some point, the "rush to rehab," reached the ridiculous. Does a week pass without some celebrity, politician or famous athlete heading to a rehabilitation treatment center? And often with the cameras rolling.
Lindsay Lohan begins serving a 90 day jail sentence for violating probation.
More adults in the U.S. appear to be drinking alcohol, according to a new study of the nation's drinking habits.
"Brooke's recovery efforts have been superb," her attorney tells PEOPLE exclusively
Yale Galanter, attorney for Charlie Sheen's wife, Brooke Mueller, talks to "Showbiz Tonight" about her current stint in rehab.
Actor Charlie Sheen checked into a rehab clinic "as a preventive measure," his publicist said Tuesday.
The actor, also facing domestic violence charges, is taking a leave from Two and a Half Men
Children and Family Services officials also pay a routine visit to Sheen and Brooke Mueller's kids
"It is the best thing for her to do," a source tells PEOPLE
Why do some people get hooked on drugs and alcohol, while others can party hard and walk away? We tend to think it's a matter of willpower or moral fiber, but it has more to do with a roll of the genetic dice.
Actress Mackenzie Phillips reveals she had a long-term incestuous relationship with her famous father, musician John Philips, in a tell-all memoir, according to People.com, which obtained an advance copy of her book.
Michael Jackson died of an overdose, according to the preliminary finding of the Los Angeles coroner described in court documents. The King of Pop apparently was given a variety of drugs that included the powerful sedative propofol, according to authorities.
"This is part of a routine plan designed between her and her doctors," says rep
Because of the complexity of this viewer question, three of CNNHealth's expert doctors are offering advice. Last week, Diet and Fitness expert Dr. Melina Jampolis had ideas for gaining weight in a healthy way. Yesterday, Dr. Jennifer Shu offered information about concerns for a baby born to an addicted woman. Today, Mental Health expert Dr. Charles Raison weighs in.
A 16-year-old Hong Kong boy makes two phone calls for delivery: One for pizza, the other for the drug ketamine. Two teenage girls are found semi-conscious in a car park after overdosing on ketamine. A 13-year-old boy joins a gang and is given free ketamine.
When rehab and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings didn't work for Eddie Freas, he sought another way to kick his 20-year drug and alcohol addiction.
Substance abuse, addiction and its consequences cost U.S. governmental bodies nearly $500 billion in 2005 with only a fraction of state and federal dollars spent on prevention and treatment, according to a report released Thursday.
His dangerous (but kicked) habit included Vicodin, Ambien, Valium, and nearly resulted in his death, he says
How much, exactly, does a person have to drink to be considered an alcoholic? Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the question.
A no-frills bar called Goober's, just north of Providence, Rhode Island, is probably the last place you'd expect to find a debate over cutting-edge addiction therapy. But this is where Walter Kent, a retired mechanic, spends his Fridays. He helps in the kitchen and hangs out in the bar, catching up with old friends.
Concerns about alcohol abuse have been making headlines this week.
The 24-year-old is in an L.A.-area treatment center, her rep confirms to PEOPLE
"Right now she needs to be strong and think about our daughter," the actress's estranged husband tells PEOPLE
President Bush reflected on his own struggle with alcohol in a White House meeting Thursday that touted gains in the war on drug abuse.
The actor has "successfully completed his treatment," according to his lawyer
"Californication" star David Duchovny made headlines for voluntarily entering rehab last week. But it wasn't for drugs or alcohol. It was for another dependency, one that affects millions of Americans but is seldom discussed: sex addiction.
When actor David Duchovny made headlines for voluntarily entering rehab for sex addiction, fans of the "X-Files" star were left wondering: How can someone become addicted to sex?
The actor, father to two children with Téa Leoni, requests privacy for his family
A study shows troops return from war zones with drinking problems. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
National Guard and Reserve combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to develop drinking problems than active-duty soldiers, a new military study suggests
Sometimes a sign of the times is subtle.
Shawn Southwick King is fighting an addiction to painkillers, says a friend
Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland is voluntarily seeking treatment at a rehab facility, according to Blabbermouth.net.
Kirsten Dunst has entered rehab, a source close to the actress confirms to PEOPLE.
An experimental vaccine may help cocaine addicts break the cycle of dependency. Other addiction vaccines could follow
When you toast the New Year with a flute of champagne or down a glass of your favorite red wine on the weekends, it can actually be good news for your body: One glass a day (or less) can make your heart stronger and may boost your memory.
As police and lawmakers continue the fight against substance abuse, researchers are working on new ways to gauge America's addictions
In recent years the number of diet developers and holistic healers hawking products to purge your body of harmful chemicals and foreign substances has exploded. But do your liver and lymph nodes really need cleaning? Some detox regimen -- like herbal supplements, spa treatments, and special diets that are designed to mop up pollutants, dietary waste, and even unwanted pounds --can actually do you some good. But how to know whether you should be trying any of them?
Meeting naturopath Max Tomlinson outside a café in Covent Garden, I was sure I'd recognize him. In a crowd of pasty Londoners he should stand out as a beacon of health and vitality. And so he did. He shook my hand with vigor, his eyes sparkled and he had a pretty good complexion for a man in his 40s.
More than 30 percent of American adults have abused alcohol or suffered from alcoholism at some point in their lives, and few have received treatment
The prescription drugs allegedly found in Al Gore III's possession this week are favorites among young people, according to drug abuse experts, who say prescription drugs may soon overtake street drugs in popularity.
Pills popular on campus
We're fighting a war that is inflicting even greater casualties than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and, incredibly, costing even more money. We're losing the War on Drugs, and we've been in retreat for three decades.
A new study by the Partnership for a Drug-Free America warns that prescription drug abuse among teens is increasingly common. About 1 in 5 teens has tried a prescription painkiller such as Vicodin or Oxycontin to get high, the study found, and many parents aren't picking up on the warning signs.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Vivitrol, a treatment for alcoholism from two companies, Alkermes and Cephalon, the drug companies said.
The emergency phone is ringing on a Thursday afternoon at Addiction Intervention Resources (AIR), a St. Paul firm (http://www.addictionintervention.com) that specializes in substance-abuse treatmen...
Entertainer George Carlin said Monday he is going into rehab because he has an alcohol and drug problem.
"Most of my patients are CEOs or doctors or attorneys or priests," says Patrick J. Carnes. "They are people with a great deal of power. We have corporate America's leadership marching through here,...
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AMERICA'S so-called war on drugs is looking more and more like the real thing. Troops invade Panama in part to bring Manuel Noriega to justice for his alleged crimes as a drug trafficker. On the Me...
New research into the baffling causes of alcoholism is unearthing ever deeper clues that it's largely in the genes. And now researchers are making headway in their search for genetic markers that c...
You wouldn't ordinarily expect a mere book to affect the law of the land, and you doubtless wouldn't expect a book called Heavy Drinking to deviate from that rule. You could be wrong. The volume in...
DRUGS ARE dangerous. Even users agree on that. Yet the U.S. seems to be getting nowhere in its war against them. In frustration, large numbers of Americans, including academics, members of Congress...
A TELEVISION INTERVIEWER intercepts a woman as she emerges from a Manhattan office building. She is 30ish, white, an executive, well tailored, well spoken, and so well informed about AIDS that not ...
UNARMED and uncomfortable about it, Ed Loyd, chief of security for a West Coast company, parked in a deserted area near Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino, California, and headed up a forest trai...
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