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11 killed in attack at Mexico rehab centerupdated: Mon Jun 04 2012 17:21:00

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 troubled timelineupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 13:56:00

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.

Opinion: Anti-smoking effort for substance abusers is 'anemic'updated: Tue Mar 27 2012 11:30:00

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.

Woman's life is a warning for smokersupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 11:30:00

Featured in a CDC ad campaign, ex-smoker Terrie Hall reveals details about struggling with tobacco-related disease.

Heroin stalks a remote village in Indiaupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 17:35:00

CNN's Sara Sidner looks at heroin addiction in India.

Heroin horror stalks India's most remote villagesupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 17:35:00

India's Punjab state is the birthplace of Bhangra music, home of the colorful turban and the exquisite golden temple.

Adopted kids' drug abuse risk affected by biological familyupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 16:02:00

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.

Legalizing drugs won't prevent abuseupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 07:47:00

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."

Plans for Whitney Houston's funeralupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 07:47:00

A private funeral will be held in Whitney Houston's hometown. Anderson Cooper reports.

Self-awareness, self-control critical to addicts' recovery, experts sayupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 02:31:00

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.

Pal: Houston on drugs pre-Bobby Brownupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 02:31:00

Singer Jennifer Holliday tells Piers Morgan that Whitney Houston started using drugs before she met Bobby Brown.

Brooke Mueller changes mind, enters rehab centerupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 17:18:00

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 caught with drugs in rehab, prosecutor saysupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 01:20:00

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.

Alcohol and anxiety a risky mix for someupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 17:43:00

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.

Officials fear for infants born to prescription drug addictsupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 18:19:00

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.

Pill abuse hits Florida babiesupdated: Sat Jul 30 2011 18:19:00

Florida sees an alarming spike in the number of babies born addicted to pills. CNN's Amber Lyon investigates.

The unexplained '27 club'updated: Thu Jul 28 2011 05:11:00

CNN's Atika Shubert reports on the myth and legend of the "27 club."

Grammy for Winehouse's 'Rehab' a mistake?updated: Thu Jul 28 2011 05:11:00

"They tried to make me go to rehab / I said, 'No, no, no.' " --Amy Winehouse, "Rehab"

Could anyone have saved Amy Winehouse?updated: Tue Jul 26 2011 22:44:00

Amy Winehouse, 27, was found dead at her London home on Saturday. Dr. Drew and guests discuss her untimely death.

Stardom made Amy Winehouse's addiction battle tougher, experts sayupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 22:44:00

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.

CNNMoney: Google braces for illegal drug ad fineupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 08:32:00

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.

Google under scrutiny for drug adsupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 04:56:00

CNN's Drew Griffin reports that a dominant online search engine could face a huge fine for illegal online pharmacy ads.

Google braces for huge fine from rogue drug adsupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 04:56:00

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.

Four shot execution style in pharmacyupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 22:00:00

New York authorities are searching for a gunman wanted in the killings of four people inside a Long Island pharmacy.

Painkillers are a gateway to heroinupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 22:00:00

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.

Treatment center lets alcoholics drinkupdated: Thu May 12 2011 09:42:00

A state-subsidized home for alcoholics allows drinking. CNN's Chris Welch goes inside a so-called 'wet house.' Whitney Houston in Rehab for Drug and Alcohol Treatmentupdated: Mon May 09 2011 16:53:00

The singer voluntarily entered an out-patient rehab program, says her rep

White House to combat Rx drug abuseupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 16:55:00

The Obama administration is launching a new effort to combat prescription drug abuse.

Lindsay Lohan cleared in rehab fight probeupdated: Wed Mar 30 2011 01:01:00

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.

Charlie Sheen in private rehabupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 12:43:00

HLN's Susan Hendricks has the latest on Charlie Sheen's situation.

Addiction relapse: Part of chronic illnessupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 12:43:00

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. Charlie Sheen Enters Rehab - Really!updated: Sun Jan 30 2011 19:49:00

"Bombarded by every rehab in the country, he has been deciding where to go," PEOPLE learns

Lindsay Lohan 'called 911' in rehab incident, lawyer saysupdated: Wed Dec 22 2010 14:25:00

Actress Lindsay Lohan called 911 to ask for police help during an "incident" at the Betty Ford Center, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Energy drinks linked to alcohol problemsupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 16:36:00

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.

Judge orders Lindsay Lohan to stay in rehab until Januaryupdated: Sat Oct 23 2010 14:36:00

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. Is Lindsay Lohan Going Back to Jail This Week?updated: Fri Oct 22 2010 09:27:00

The actress has a hearing Friday; her rehab could spare her more time behind bars

Lindsay Lohan says she's ready to face judge for failed drug testupdated: Sun Sep 19 2010 22:22:00

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.

Afghan women, kids battle drug addictionupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 02:01:00

Inside an Afghan drug treatment center, CNN's Jill Dougherty meets women and children battling addiction.

Afghan women, children turn to drugsupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 02:01:00

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.

Enough with celebrity 'rehab-abuse'updated: Wed Jul 21 2010 12:28:00

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 lockdown under wayupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 12:28:00

Lindsay Lohan begins serving a 90 day jail sentence for violating probation.

More Americans drinking (alcohol)updated: Wed Jul 21 2010 09:21:00

More adults in the U.S. appear to be drinking alcohol, according to a new study of the nation's drinking habits. Brooke Mueller Moves Rehab Team into Her Homeupdated: Sun Feb 28 2010 18:07:00

"Brooke's recovery efforts have been superb," her attorney tells PEOPLE exclusively

Sheen's wife in rehabupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 20:26:00

Yale Galanter, attorney for Charlie Sheen's wife, Brooke Mueller, talks to "Showbiz Tonight" about her current stint in rehab.

Charlie Sheen seeks rehab as 'preventive measure,' publicist saysupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 20:24:00

Actor Charlie Sheen checked into a rehab clinic "as a preventive measure," his publicist said Tuesday. Charlie Sheen Enters Rehab as a 'Preventative Measure'updated: Wed Feb 24 2010 09:47:00

The actor, also facing domestic violence charges, is taking a leave from Two and a Half Men Charlie Sheen's Wife Switches Rehab Facilities in L.A.updated: Tue Feb 23 2010 07:27:00

Children and Family Services officials also pay a routine visit to Sheen and Brooke Mueller's kids Brooke Mueller Is in Rehabupdated: Tue Feb 16 2010 13:52:00

"It is the best thing for her to do," a source tells PEOPLE

Fortune: The genetics of addictionupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 10:51:00

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.

Mackenzie Phillips: I had sex with musician dad John Phillipsupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 23:43:00

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, which obtained an advance copy of her book.

Commentary: 'Michael Jackson was a drug addict'updated: Wed Sep 02 2009 17:15:00

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. Melanie Griffith Checks Into Rehabupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 11:26:00

"This is part of a routine plan designed between her and her doctors," says rep

How long does it take for a once-addicted brain to heal?updated: Tue Aug 25 2009 09:27:00

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.

Hong Kong youth caught in wave of ketamine addictionupdated: Sun Aug 09 2009 20:08:00

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.

Former drug addicts find new fixation on triathlonsupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 14:35:00

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.

Report: Government not spending much on drug preventionupdated: Thu May 28 2009 10:56:00

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. Eminem Bounces Back from 20-Pill-a-Day Addictionupdated: Mon May 04 2009 18:09:00

His dangerous (but kicked) habit included Vicodin, Ambien, Valium, and nearly resulted in his death, he says

Are you an alcoholic?updated: Thu Apr 16 2009 13:15:00

How much, exactly, does a person have to drink to be considered an alcoholic? Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores the question.

With anti-addiction pill, 'no urge, no craving'updated: Thu Apr 16 2009 13:15:00

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.

Alcoholism: What you might not knowupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 12:59:00

Concerns about alcohol abuse have been making headlines this week. Kelly Osbourne Checks into Rehabupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 20:39:00

The 24-year-old is in an L.A.-area treatment center, her rep confirms to PEOPLE Court Investigated Jodie Sweetin for Substance Abuseupdated: Thu Dec 18 2008 11:01:00

"Right now she needs to be strong and think about our daughter," the actress's estranged husband tells PEOPLE

Bush opens up on struggle with alcohol abuseupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 15:44:00

President Bush reflected on his own struggle with alcohol in a White House meeting Thursday that touted gains in the war on drug abuse. David Duchovny Leaves Sex Addiction Rehabupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 16:17:00

The actor has "successfully completed his treatment," according to his lawyer

When sex becomes an addictionupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 16:33:00

"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 sex becomes an addictionupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 21:45:00

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? David Duchovny Enters Rehab for Sex Addictionupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 10:32:00

The actor, father to two children with Téa Leoni, requests privacy for his family

Military alcohol abuseupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 10:57:00

A study shows troops return from war zones with drinking problems. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports. Study: Drinking Issue for Reservistsupdated: Tue Aug 12 2008 17:00:00

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

Avatars in rehab: Getting therapy in virtual worldsupdated: Sat Jul 19 2008 01:18:00

Sometimes a sign of the times is subtle. Report: Larry King's Wife Checks into Rehabupdated: Tue Jun 24 2008 11:55:00

Shawn Southwick King is fighting an addiction to painkillers, says a friend Troubled Rocker Scott Weiland Enters Rehabupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 15:23:00

Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland is voluntarily seeking treatment at a rehab facility, according to Kirsten Dunst Enters Rehabupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 10:02:00

Kirsten Dunst has entered rehab, a source close to the actress confirms to PEOPLE. A Drug to End Drug Addictionupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 15:00:00

An experimental vaccine may help cocaine addicts break the cycle of dependency. Other addiction vaccines could follow

The health pros and cons of drinkingupdated: Tue Dec 04 2007 10:11:00

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. Becoming a Statisticupdated: Tue Sep 18 2007 18:00:00

As police and lawmakers continue the fight against substance abuse, researchers are working on new ways to gauge America's addictions

Deconstructing 'detox' diets updated: Fri Sep 14 2007 08:20:00

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?

Dare to detoxupdated: Fri Jul 20 2007 06:11:00

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. Alcoholism Study Shows High Statsupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 11:10:00

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

Experts: Pills becoming the new marijuana on campusupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 22:19:00

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 campusupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 22:19:00

Pills popular on campus

Dobbs: The war within, killing ourselvesupdated: Tue Feb 13 2007 18:09:00

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.

Expert: Good medicine meets bad behaviorupdated: Tue May 16 2006 11:33:00

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.

CNNMoney: FDA approves alcoholism treatmentupdated: Thu Apr 13 2006 15:58:00

The Food and Drug Administration approved Vivitrol, a treatment for alcoholism from two companies, Alkermes and Cephalon, the drug companies said.

FSB: Addicts-R-Usupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 10:06:00

The emergency phone is ringing on a Thursday afternoon at Addiction Intervention Resources (AIR), a St. Paul firm ( that specializes in substance-abuse treatmen...

George Carlin enters rehabupdated: Mon Dec 27 2004 14:31:00

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,...


Considering that the stuff has been around for at least 6,000 years, and that historians think it may have been invented even before bread, and that 70% of the adult American population uses it, an...

Fortune: The sentence you love to hate, Looney Tunes at Exxon, the case for a martini, and other matters. EXXON'S LITTLE PROBLEMupdated: Mon Nov 28 1994 00:01:00

The number most commonly associated with Exxon these days is $5 billion, this fancy figure being the amount of the punitive damages arrived at in September by an Anchorage jury in a lawsuit brought...

Fortune: GETTING JUNKIES TO CLEAN UP And inducing teenage mothers, high school dropouts, and drunken drivers to change their behavior. Itupdated: Mon May 06 1991 00:01:00

CHANGING human behavior is like reshaping concrete. The material is stubborn. Over the past couple of decades government agencies as well as corporations and private foundations have spent billions...

Fortune: HOW TO WIN THE WAR ON DRUGS Victory begins and ends at home. Washington should stop focusing on curbing the supply from abroad aupdated: Mon Mar 12 1990 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: ALCOHOLICS: CHIPS OFF THE OLD BLOCKupdated: Mon Dec 19 1988 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: The conservative view of alcoholism, Freud meets Jesse Jackson, insanity on the ropes. THINKING ABOUT DRINKINGupdated: Mon Sep 26 1988 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: WHAT TO DO ABOUT DRUGS The U.S. needs a new policy: more toughness in fighting the hard stuff, more compassion in treating addicupdated: Mon Jun 20 1988 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: THROWING MONEY AT AIDS Funds for AIDS education and testing should be directed at high-risk groups, not spread around. For most updated: Mon Aug 31 1987 00:01:00

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 ...

Fortune: COVER STORY THE EXECUTIVE ADDICT He may work in any industry or any city. He abuses cocaine, prescription drugs, even heroin. Heupdated: Mon Jun 24 1985 00:01:00

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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