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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.

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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.

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.

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.

Why Barney Frank and Ron Paul are wrong on drug legalizationupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 09:13:00

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.

'Shut up!' as marijuana debate heats upupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 09:13:00

Comic Tommy Chong and fmr. drug czar adviser Paul Chabot debate a federal bill that would leave states to regulate pot.

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.

CNNMoney: Prescription drugs worth millions to dealersupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 08:51:00

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.

Lohan pleads no contest in theft caseupdated: Wed May 11 2011 18:02:00

Lindsay Lohan pleads no contest to one misdemeanor charge in regards to a necklace theft case.

Lindsay Lohan sentenced in theft caseupdated: Wed May 11 2011 18:02:00

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. 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.

White House launches effort to combat soaring prescription drug abuseupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 16:55:00

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.

Addiction to food, drugs similar in the brainupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 18:35:00

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 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.

Lindsay Lohan will start new year out of rehabupdated: Fri Dec 31 2010 07:11:00

Lindsay Lohan checks out of the Betty Ford clinic Tuesday after three months of court-ordered substance abuse rehab, according to her father.

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.

Analyzing the Connecticut murder verdictupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 18:58:00

Steven Hayes is found guilty of killing three people in a home invasion. HLN analyzes the verdict.

Jurors to decide on death sentence in Connecticut home invasionupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 18:58:00

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.

We ignore rise in drug abuse among kidsupdated: Fri Sep 24 2010 09:08:00

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 May Dismiss Several Charges in Anna Nicole Smith Trialupdated: Wed Sep 22 2010 09:48:00

Judge Robert Perry has raised questions about the prosecution's case - specifically over charges of conspiracy

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.

Lindsay Lohan's judge will issue a new rehab order Wednesdayupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 17:26:00

The judge in the Lindsay Lohan case will issue an order Wednesday morning concerning the actress' stay in rehab, a court official said.

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.

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.

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.

Swansea Love Storyupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 08:07:00

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.

Heroin, love in Swanseaupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 08:07:00

Young addicts paint a picture of a drug use epidemic in South Wales. For more, go to VBS.TV. Viewer discretion advised. 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

Mackenzie Phillips says sex with father not consensualupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 13:05:00

Actress Mackenzie Phillips says she wants to "reframe" how she describes her sexual relationship with her famous father. Elton John Says He's Helping Eminem Fight Drug Useupdated: Sun Jan 03 2010 18:29:00

"He's doing brilliantly," the British musician says of the American rapper

For Mackenzie Phillips, drugs overshadowed promising careerupdated: Fri Sep 25 2009 09:26:00

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. Additional Charges for Howard K. Stern in Anna Nicole Smith's Deathupdated: Wed Sep 23 2009 18:08:00

Experts had warned that Smith might commit "pharmaceutical suicide"

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.

Fate of DJ AM show unclear as speculation over death growsupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 09:42:00

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.

'It's really shocking'updated: Tue Sep 01 2009 09:42:00

Stars at the Daytime Emmy Awards react to the death of DJ AM.

Disc jockey DJ AM diesupdated: Mon Aug 31 2009 10:28:00

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.

Teens' stories echo findings of survey into drug useupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 16:27:00

Daniel Buruca had a bad experience the first time he took drugs.

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.

Meth ads talk to teens in Spanishupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 16:43:00

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."

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 Jodie Sweetin & Husband Working to Avoid Custody Battleupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 17:18:00

The Full House star and Cody Herpin mediate over their 9-month-old in court 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. Redmond O'Neal 'Doing a Lot Better' After Detoxupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 10:35:00

The 23-year-old and his father, Ryan, still face a felony drug arraignment next month

Drug abuse preventionupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 15:49:00

An effort is under way to stop teens from getting high on prescription drugs. CNN's Judy Fortin reports. Exercise May Prevent Addictionupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 15:00:00

Sure, exercise is good for your waistline, your heart, your bones -- but might it also help prevent addiction to drugs or alcohol?

U.N. blasts celebrity drug abuseupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 16:05:00

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 in Rehabupdated: Sun Feb 03 2008 09:23:00

Eva Mendes checked into Utah's Cirque Lodge and has been in the facility, which deals with substance-abuse problems, for several weeks. Brad Renfro's Former Lawyer: 'We All Failed'updated: Wed Jan 16 2008 16:42:00

An autopsy is planned for Thursday to determine what caused troubled actor Brad Renfro's untimely death, Los Angeles County coroner officials tell PEOPLE. Millions of Young Abusing Cough Medicineupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 16:00:00

About 3.1 million people between the ages of 12-25 have used cough and cold medicine to get high, the government reported Wednesday 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 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? Fergie: Give Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan a Breakupdated: Wed Sep 12 2007 11:45:00

Fergie - no stranger to tabloid attention - says she can relate to what Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan are going through.

South, Appalachia beset by painkiller abuseupdated: Mon Aug 20 2007 23:29:00

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, Husband Focus on Recoveryupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 11:42:00

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.

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.

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 Pete Doherty Pleads Guilty to Drug Chargesupdated: Tue Jul 03 2007 18:44:00

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. Kate Moss & Pete Doherty to Wed - If He's Drug Freeupdated: Fri Jun 22 2007 16:32:00

Troubled rocker Pete Doherty says he will marry Kate Moss this summer - but only if he can kick his heroin and cocaine addictions. Former First Daughter Bashes Celeb Rehabupdated: Fri Jun 01 2007 10:02:00

Patti Davis, the daughter of Nancy and Ronald Reagan, has some advice for Lindsay Lohan: Take rehab seriously.

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.

Pete Doherty fined on drugs chargesupdated: Mon Dec 04 2006 06:32:00

Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty was fined £770 ($1,523) for possession of drugs, including crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis Monday.

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.

Ashley Smith fights drug addiction, and for her childupdated: Thu Mar 09 2006 11:11:00

"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.

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...

Maradona sedated after bid to quitupdated: Tue May 11 2004 03:58:00

Diego Maradona has been put under sedation by doctors in a private drug rehabilitation clinic in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, according to reports.

Osbournes: Kelly in drug rehabupdated: Fri Apr 02 2004 21:38:00

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.

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: 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: War on drugsupdated: Mon Sep 29 1986 00:01:00

As concern over drug abuse has grown, so has the call to test U.S. government and private workers for drugs. While sports associations and government agencies have led the cry for drug testing, mor...

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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