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Scott Disick: Still in Rehab

By on Nov 18, 2015 in News | 0 comments

This post was originally written by Intervention Services Inc. on http://www.interventionservices.org/in-the-news/scott-disick-still-rehab/ Even though photos of Scott Disick have been circulating as of late, don’t worry. He’s still in rehab. Lucky for him, he doesn’t have to stay there 24 hours a day. The reality star was photographed with Kris Jenner at a restaurant. His Instagram profile was also updated with photos of him boarding a private jet and driving a beautiful Mercedes Benz– activities that are not typically associated with rehab. While Disick seems to be enjoying life on the outside, he is still in rehab for his struggles with drug and alcohol abuse. Sources have stated that Disick wants to be the best dad that he can be and is dedicated to getting help for his life. Because of his stay at rehab, Disick appears to be a changed man. Apparently the Kardashians are more...

Did Lamar Odom Hit “Rock Bottom”?

By on Oct 20, 2015 in Featured, News | 0 comments

Lamar Odom is now breathing on his own and is slowly making progress in his recovery. Odom was hospitalized after he was found unconscious at a brothel not far from Las Vegas, Nevada. Traces of cocaine, herbal sexual performance enhancers and alcohol were all found in his system. Late last week, he woke up and spoke to his estranged wife, celebrity Khloe Kardashian. Early this week he was transported from Las Vegas back to Los Angeles to continue his recovery. Dozens of questions and rumors are circulating about Odom. Does he have an addiction problem? Will he ever fully recover from this tragic incident? Could an intervention have prevented Odom from coming to this “rock bottom” moment? Did Lamar Odom Hit “Rock Bottom”? “Rock bottom” is a relative term that is often used in the realm of addiction treatment to describe the breaking point for the...

Rx Drug Abuse and Lax Parental Attitudes on the Rise

By on May 9, 2013 in Drug Addiction | 0 comments

Drug Abuse and Lax Parental Attitudes One in four teenagers admits to abusing prescription drugs at some point, a 33 percent increase in the last five years. Painkiller abuse remains stable while stimulant abuse of ADD medications has risen 13 percent with one in eight teens confessing to abusing them without a prescription or abusing their own. About half of users get the drugs from their home’s medicine cabinet while the other half obtained them from friends. These startling results hail from the PATS Study under the conduction of The Partnership at Drugfree.org and the Met Life Foundation and evaluates prescription drug abuse stats among teens from 2008-2012. Beyond correlating teen drug abuse data, the PATS Study’s results indicate that many parents are taking a lax attitude about their teens and drug abuse, and the odds are in your favor that you know some parents like this and...

Wendy Williams Flying High in Sobriety

By on May 6, 2013 in Drug Addiction, News | 0 comments

Another Story of Addiction in Hollywood Nothing gets entertainment buffs stirred up like a sensationalized story about celebrity drug addicts, particularly those who struggle year after year of unsuccessful bouts in rehabilitation. Apparently, Wendy William’s prior cocaine and crack addiction barely rated a blip on the paparazzo’s newsworthiness radar, perhaps due to her long-term sobriety thanks to the effectiveness of her own personal version of outpatient rehab, her commitment to being drug-free, and the love of her life. Complacency Only Fuels Addiction Beginning what was to become a successful and lucrative media career in radio and television, Wendy Williams is certain that her larger-than-life personality allowed her to mask an increasing cocaine addiction, which began in college in the 80s. Although drugs were a part of her daily life, those who knew and worked with her were...

Governments Struggle to Legislate Designer Drugs

By on Apr 18, 2013 in Drug Addiction, News | 0 comments

A New Focus for the DEA The U.S Drug Enforcement Administration stays busy synthesizing new drugs in the laboratory, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. The purpose of this research is to curtail the recreational drug market, which is currently worth billions of dollars. Manufacturers are continually synthesizing new drugs that provide the effects of street drugs such as amphetamines, cocaine and marijuana. These synthetic drugs are chemically distinct from traditional street drugs and may legal to use until a national government passes new laws outlawing the synthetic drug. A Never Ending Supply of New Synthetic Drugs The International Narcotics Control Board reports that synthetic drugs such as 2NE1 and STS-135 have entered the recreational-drug market at the rate of about once per week since 2008. Governments routinely outlaw these drugs but window of time always exists during...

Alcohol Awareness Month

By on Apr 15, 2013 in Featured, News | 0 comments

April is Alcohol Awareness Month Alcohol Awareness Month was started in 1987 by the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence in an effort to draw attention to the problems and effects caused by alcohol abuse and addiction, as well as to educate children and adults. This year’s program theme is “Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow” and is a theme recovering celebrities have hung on to after overcoming a battle with alcoholism. Like you, their lives fell apart as the need for that next drink became more important than their families and careers. After suffering the consequences of addiction, these celebrities were able to break free. Martin Sheen. The actor best known for his roles in Wall Street and Apocalypse Now initially became embarked on an alcohol recovery program in a show of support for his son, Charlie Sheen. But it soon became clear to the elder Sheen...

Alcohol Abuse Causes a Rising Star to Become a Falling Star

By on Feb 19, 2013 in Featured, News | 0 comments

The self-crowned “Party Princess” of Miami Beach, Karlie Tomica, was seemingly an innocent 20-year-old college student and a hard working bartender when her pictures, posts and videos went viral on Twitter and Facebook last year. People around the country followed the swanky beach club stories of rich and famous along Collins Avenue, an iconic strip in Miami Beach filled with top restaurants and bars. A Tragic Turn of Events Tomica began to take her Twitter crown too literally when she left her job January 28 with a blood alcohol limit three times over the legal limit. She got into her car, sped down the boulevard and and killed a well-known chef as he was walking to work. Stefano Riccioletti, 49, worked as the executive chef at the upscale Terraza at Shore Club. Tomica was initially charged with leaving the scene of an accident, but those charges were upgraded this week to...

Dr. Drew Pinsky’s Reality Spotlight on Celebrity Drug Rehab

By on Feb 1, 2013 in Featured | 0 comments

While it may seem risky for anyone, especially celebrities, to put their addictions on full display and work toward their recovery in front of millions, still many celebrities have appeared on Dr. Drew Pinsky’s reality programs that feature that very thing. About Dr. Drew With credentials and titles that include addiction medicine specialist and board-certified internist, Dr. Drew Pinsky — more commonly and simply called Dr. Drew — is more than a celebrity himself, regardless of the amount of Hollywood attention he has garnered over the years. Dr. Drew has become a household name by attending to the relationship and emotional concerns of callers on a telephone program called “Loveline” and by producing a series of television programs that revolve around the premise of helping celebrities find relief and recovery from their addiction issues. Celebrity Drug...