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.
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.
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.
From certain precincts on the left, notably Barney Frank, to certain precincts on the right, notably the editorial page of National Review, we are witnessing a new push to end the so-called war on drugs and legalize drug use, starting with marijuana. Indeed, Ron Paul, Barney Frank's co-sponsor in the latest legislative effort, said recently he would go so far as to legalize heroin.
Comic Tommy Chong and fmr. drug czar adviser Paul Chabot debate a federal bill that would leave states to regulate pot.
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.
Prescription drug abuse, now the fastest-growing drug problem in the country, has created a ballooning street market for highly-addictive pain relief, anxiety and depression drugs.
Lindsay Lohan pleads no contest to one misdemeanor charge in regards to a necklace theft case.
Lindsay Lohan must report to jail by June 17 to begin serving a 120-day sentence for a necklace theft charge, a judge ordered Wednesday.
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.
Prescription drug overdose is now the fastest-growing drug problem in the country, surpassing the number of people who overdosed during both the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and the black tar heroin epidemic of the 1970s combined, the Obama administration says.
Ice cream and other tasty, high-calorie foods would seem to have little in common with cocaine, but in some people's brains they can elicit cravings and trigger responses similar to those caused by addictive drugs, a new study suggests.
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.
Lindsay Lohan checks out of the Betty Ford clinic Tuesday after three months of court-ordered substance abuse rehab, according to her father.
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.
Steven Hayes is found guilty of killing three people in a home invasion. HLN analyzes the verdict.
A man convicted of killing a mother and her two daughters during a 2007 Connecticut home invasion can be "quite likable," but has struggled with drug addiction for years, a defense attorney told jurors Monday.
Last week, the government released its National Survey on Drug Use and Health. It didn't make much of a news splash, but it should have -- and in years past, it would have.
Judge Robert Perry has raised questions about the prosecution's case - specifically over charges of conspiracy
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.
The judge in the Lindsay Lohan case will issue an order Wednesday morning concerning the actress' stay in rehab, a court official said.
Inside an Afghan drug treatment center, CNN's Jill Dougherty meets women and children battling addiction.
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.
Yale Galanter, attorney for Charlie Sheen's wife, Brooke Mueller, talks to "Showbiz Tonight" about her current stint in rehab.
As well as going to exotic places like Liberia, North Korea and Sudan, VBS also makes films in our London office's beloved United Kingdom.
Young addicts paint a picture of a drug use epidemic in South Wales. For more, go to VBS.TV. Viewer discretion advised.
"It is the best thing for her to do," a source tells PEOPLE
Actress Mackenzie Phillips says she wants to "reframe" how she describes her sexual relationship with her famous father.
"He's doing brilliantly," the British musician says of the American rapper
Actress Mackenzie Phillips has said that she believes she had a "genetic predisposition" to the life of sex, drugs and rock and roll that have come to define her.
Experts had warned that Smith might commit "pharmaceutical suicide"
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.
The future of a reality show that Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein was working on for MTV remains undecided after his death Friday night, his publicist said Monday.
Stars at the Daytime Emmy Awards react to the death of DJ AM.
Nearly a year after surviving a plane crash in South Carolina, disc jockey Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein was found dead in his New York apartment Friday afternoon, his publicist said. He was 36.
Daniel Buruca had a bad experience the first time he took drugs.
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.
It's a snapshot meant to shock: a bloodied woman hunched over with this caption underneath, "My mother knew I'd never hurt her, then she got in the way."
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
The Full House star and Cody Herpin mediate over their 9-month-old in court
"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 23-year-old and his father, Ryan, still face a felony drug arraignment next month
An effort is under way to stop teens from getting high on prescription drugs. CNN's Judy Fortin reports.
Sure, exercise is good for your waistline, your heart, your bones -- but might it also help prevent addiction to drugs or alcohol?
Cocaine-abusing celebrities are glamorizing the use of narcotics and encouraging more young people to use illegal substances, the United Nations drug control agency has warned.
Eva Mendes checked into Utah's Cirque Lodge and has been in the facility, which deals with substance-abuse problems, for several weeks.
An autopsy is planned for Thursday to determine what caused troubled actor Brad Renfro's untimely death, Los Angeles County coroner officials tell PEOPLE.
About 3.1 million people between the ages of 12-25 have used cough and cold medicine to get high, the government reported Wednesday
An experimental vaccine may help cocaine addicts break the cycle of dependency. Other addiction vaccines could follow
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?
Fergie - no stranger to tabloid attention - says she can relate to what Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan are going through.
When his craving for painkillers got to be too much, Steve Dotson lay down and let his wife drive a car over his leg. It hurt, but he could dismiss the pain with thoughts of the medicated bliss that would follow.
Amy Winehouse and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, have checked into a "retreat" in Essex, England, Fielder-Civil confirmed to BBC Radio One's Newsbeat program.
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.
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
Troubled rocker Pete Doherty pleaded guilty to a drug charge Tuesday, and was warned by the judge that he must attend rehab or face time in jail.
Troubled rocker Pete Doherty says he will marry Kate Moss this summer - but only if he can kick his heroin and cocaine addictions.
Patti Davis, the daughter of Nancy and Ronald Reagan, has some advice for Lindsay Lohan: Take rehab seriously.
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.
Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was fined £770 ($1,523) for possession of drugs, including crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis Monday.
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.
"It's very strange to be here," Ashley Smith said as she returned to the apartment that one year ago was the setting for the last act of a deadly 26-hour drama that terrorized the Atlanta area.
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...
Diego Maradona has been put under sedation by doctors in a private drug rehabilitation clinic in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, according to reports.
Rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife and manager, Sharon Osbourne, told CNN on Friday that their 19-year-old daughter, Kelly, has entered drug rehab. The following is a partial transcript of the interview.
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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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