For CNN's In Depth series on addiction, Gupta talks about Naltrexone, a pill designed to halt alcohol and drug craving
As the final eight seconds ticked off during his team's home game against Memphis on Feb. 1, Southern Miss coach Larry Eustachy was overcome by an ominous feeling. Last season, the Golden Eagles lost three games on buzzer-beating three-pointers. Three weeks before, Southern Miss had a chance to win at Memphis, but sophomore guard Cedric Jenkins missed a potential game-winner with three seconds left. Eustachy's teams had played Memphis 17 times during his seven-plus seasons in Hattiesburg. They had lost every one.
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards entered rehab last week to seek treatment for alcohol abuse and "other problems," a source tells PEOPLE.
A baseball tradition is about to end.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- There are some players who seem organically connected to their alma maters. That is, you can't imagine seeing them in any other uniform except the one they wore. Patrick Ewing? Eternally a Georgetown guy. Was Christian Laettner not made for Duke? And another such player was Chris Mullin, St. John's through and through.
You remember Keith Closs? Maybe you don't. He was one of those cult figures the NBA seems to have a singular knack for producing. A backup center for the Los Angeles Clippers from 1997-2000, Closs bore a physical resemblance to the map of Chile, standing 7-3, weighing 212 pounds. He occupied some space, blocked a few shots, wore his hair in various styles -- a mountainous Afro one night, braids the next. He was short on minutes but long on attitude. He was an early victim of the cell phone paparazzi -- "One of the first!" he said proudly -- when he was jumped by an L.A. street gang, the beating caught on video that, inevitably, went viral.
Ramona claims Jill went to AA and Jill says Ramona is "destructive"
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.
"Do I overdrink? No," the reality star says. "I drink with responsibility"
A state-subsidized home for alcoholics allows drinking. CNN's Chris Welch goes inside a so-called 'wet house.'
Nick Lott's clothes hang neatly inside his closet. His room is tidy and his bed is sharply made. He says it's "a blessing" that he even has his own room to keep clean.
The singer voluntarily entered an out-patient rehab program, says her rep
Sammy Hagar explains problems he and Eddie Van Halen had with alcohol.
Rock singer Sammy Hagar, a little older since his Van Halen days but still featuring bountiful blond curls, touted single moms, family and sex Monday night on the premiere of HLN's "Dr. Drew."
There are a lot of troubling things about Miguel Cabrera's arrest on the side of a small Florida highway a few days ago for driving while intoxicated.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- If the St. Louis Cardinals are not prepared to pay Albert Pujols more than the Phillies pay Ryan Howard -- that's $25 million per year - then they never had a shot at keeping their iconic player in St. Louis and he is as good as gone.
Drinking alcohol may help put you to sleep, but as the night wears on -- and the booze wears off -- you may find yourself tossing and turning. This may be especially true if you're a woman, according to a new study.
The Beverly Hills reunion ends with an apology but not before some serious drama
Get a sneak peek at all the drama on the upcoming Beverly Hills reunion
The talk show host says he convinced the ex-homeless man to seek treatment for drugs and alcohol abuse
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.
CNN's Sarah Endo discusses the former president's new book, "Decision Points."
The terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, gave his administration a clear goal and him the resolve to find out who was responsible and "kick their ass," former President George W. Bush writes in his new book.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was a binge drinker who had a pornography habit or fetish in the 1980s, then changed radically when he stopped drinking alcohol, his former girlfriend told CNN on Monday.
Lillian McEwen says she and Clarence Thomas were close but his ambition and decision to not drink led to their breakup.
Michael Enright, the 21-year-old film student accused of slashing the throat of a New York City taxi driver after asking if he was Muslim was released on $500,000 bail Tuesday afternoon.
Even teenagers know that downing 12 beers in a single night isn't good for their bodies and can be dangerous. But a new study suggests that routine binge drinking like this may cause mental problems -- including a reduced ability to think -- that can last long after the hangovers have worn off.
Alcohol abuse is the third leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., and it contributes to countless diseases, car crashes, injuries, and crimes.
"I see a scared, scared woman," said Lindsay Lohan's father, Michael, in an interview with CNN's Larry King, referring to how he felt watching the troubled movie star being handcuffed and taken away to jail on Tuesday.
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.
Choking up in court, Sandra Bullock's ex says he's "continuing treatment"
The last month has seen a blizzard of new sex abuse accusations against the Catholic Church from across the United States. Almost all of them -- and the intense media attention they've garnered -- can be traced to one man: a Minnesota lawyer named Jeff Anderson.
Martha was tough on her children when it came to alcohol in their early teens.
Actor Rip Torn, who was arrested Friday night after allegedly breaking into a bank in Salisbury, Connecticut, appeared in court Monday and posted $100,000 bond.
As holiday revelers lift their glasses at office parties and New Year's bashes, they may want to keep one rule of thumb in mind: the darker the liquor, the bigger the hangover.
Kevin Garibo hasn't known life outside a hospital. Born three months ago with respiratory issues, he needed a procedure to breathe on his own. Nurses prod at him, medical machines hum around him and tubes are more present than teddy bears.
In Russia, where the government has designated alcoholism a "national disaster," men have an average life expectancy of just 60 years -- one of the lowest in Europe.
Vital Signs travels to Russia where in some parts of the country alcohol is killing half the population.
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.
The national policy that set a minimum legal drinking age of 21 is being questioned by a group of 135 college and university presidents through an effort called the Amethyst Initiative.
The America's Got Talent judge is back on his feet after a trip to the hospital
One year ago, a group of college and university presidents and chancellors, eventually totaling 135, issued a statement that garnered national attention.
Gale Storm, whose acting and singing talents earned her three stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame, died Saturday, according to a Danville, California nursing facility where she was a patient.
In Russia, a country often associated with consumption of mass amounts of vodka, men have an average life expectancy of just 60 years -- one of the lowest in Europe.
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.
I am a 28-year-old male, about 5 feet 9 and 235 pounds. Most of the extra weight is in the midsection. I do exercise three to four times weekly, but I love to eat. My question is, I have had elevated liver enzymes on and off (usually on) for about three years. During my four years of college, I drank A LOT of alcohol. I would say about 12 drinks a day, every day for four years. I still drink a day or two a month (and yes to the point of intoxication). I know this is not a good behavior and has its dangers. But I would like to know how likely it would be that I have already started liver cirrhosis from my drinking. Any advice on anything above would help. Thank you all very much.
President Bush reflected on his own struggle with alcohol in a White House meeting Thursday that touted gains in the war on drug abuse.
"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.
College presidents from about 100 of the nation's best-known universities are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, saying current laws actually encourage dangerous binge drinking on campus
Camryn Jakeb Wilson was bathed in TV lights the day he was born, celebrated on the local news as Summit County's 2008 New Year's baby after his arrival at 12:33 a.m. January 1.
Shaken Baby Syndrome: What is it and how can you avoid it? CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
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
Despite her parents' pending divorce, Zelda Williams tells PEOPLE "there's no bitterness"
The hospitalized Jackass star says his parents gave him alcohol as a child
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.
Keith Urban was en route to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in Sydney on Monday when he got into a motorcycle accident while being followed by a photographer, he said in a statement.
The CNN anchor talks about his new book, his troubled family and impeaching the President
A single pill appears to hold promise in curbing the urges to both smoke and drink, according to researchers trying to help people overcome addiction by targeting a pleasure center in the brain
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
Argentine legend Diego Maradona said he has kicked his alcoholism and plans to return playing friendly matches.
Diego Maradona has been re-admitted to a Buenos Aires hospital just two days after he left a private clinic where he was being treated for acute hepatitis linked to alcohol abuse.
Drug use in the workplace sank to the lowest level in 18 years in 2006, according to the nation's biggest maker of workplace drug-testing kits.
Actor Mel Gibson pleaded no contest on Thursday to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge and has been sentenced to three years on probation, prosecutors said.
Actor and director Mel Gibson issued a statement on Saturday, apologizing to deputies for his "belligerent behavior" when he was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Malibu the day before.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Vivitrol, a treatment for alcoholism from two companies, Alkermes and Cephalon, the drug companies said.
The doctor treating George Best for a life-threatening lung infection has warned that the ex-Manchester United star will not survive unless he soon shows signs of improvement.
Former soccer star George Best, who has battled alcoholism since quitting the game, is "feeling better" but will be in intensive care for several more days, his agent said Tuesday.
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