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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...

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...

Giving up Drugs to Help Others

By on Nov 14, 2012 in Drug Addiction, Featured | 0 comments

Elton John’s fight against addiction is an inspiring story. Although he struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years, the famous singer was able to overcome his personal demons and give up drugs and alcohol. He recognized that drugs were not giving him the lifestyle he wanted and walked away from the substances in the 1990s. Years of Drug Abuse The singer’s drug abuse started in 1974, when his manager brought cocaine into the recording studio. At the beginning of his addiction, the singer used the drugs to gain confidence and open up when he was around a crowd. Although the initial use of the drug was related to his ignorance, Elton John faced a struggle that lasted for years. An overdose on drugs in 1975 did not stop the singer’s drug and alcohol abuse. He continued taking cocaine and drinking heavily throughout the 1980s. It was not until 1990 that the singer realized that he was...

An Infographic on The Signs of Heroin Abuse

By on Nov 7, 2012 in Drug Addiction, Featured, Infographics | 0 comments

The Signs of Heroin Abuse. Physical symptoms of heroin abuse. Sharing contaminated needles and what it can lead to. Behavioral signs of heroin abuse and addiction. Warning signs of heroin abuse. Issues associated with intravenous heroin use. Embed this infographic on your site The Signs of Heroin Abuse Abusing heroin is risky to human health. The drug is a highly addictive substance that can lead to serious health problems and death in some situations. Recognizing the signs of abuse is the first step in healing with the help of a professional. Physical Signs of Abuse The physical symptoms that come with drug abuse are usually the first signs of a problem. Although it is possible to overlook some of the symptoms as illness, other signs will show that heroin abuse is the cause of the physical changes. Signs of include: Skin that looks sickly, flushed or pale Signs of dry mouth, such as...