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Courtney Love: Britney Spears Made Me Quit Drugs

Singer Courtney Love said it was Britney Spears, of all people, who spurred her to quit at least one drug. According to Spinner.com, Love told the recovery website The Fix that she quit taking Adderall after watching Spears’s breakdown. “After Britney freaked out a couple of years ago, and her toxicology report said she was ….

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Family Suspects Alcohol Withdrawal Killed Amy Winehouse

While many suspect that drugs or too much alcohol killed singer Amy Winehouse, her family reportedly believes that quitting drinking is what doomed her. The British tabloid The Sun reports that the family thinks Winehouse suffered from alcohol withdrawal after she stopped drinking for three weeks. Family sources told the newspaper that Winehouse tried to ….

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Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan Goes On 3-Day Bender, Won’t Resign

The mayor of a Wisconsin city who went on a three-day alcohol binge that included a bar fight is refusing calls for his resignation. Milwaukee TV station WTMJ reports that Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan is a self-described alcoholic who admits he went on a bender one weekend late in July. He told radio station WHBL, ….

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De La Hoya Credits AA

In an interview with Univision, Ocsar De La Hoya credited AA and addiction treatment for his now three-month’s worth of sobriety. The former championship boxer has suffered from the slow slide that often comes with “celebrity withdrawal.” He even said he contemplated suicide. The story is an old one and keeps repeating. Whether it is a ….

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Antonio Banderas Talks About Substance Abuse In His Family

Antonio Banderas turned 51 this year. That puts him just above the cut-off for membership in the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons). In a move toward showing a younger, more active membership, the association’s magazine recently ran an interview with the actor. He was open and honest about living with addiction – not his, ….

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Randy Travis, Livin’ The Songs

For a Country and Western singer, getting caught drunk in public might add credibility. After all, the classic country song has love, loss, a truck or train, and whiskey. However, Randy Travis comes from a gospel music background and his tunes rarely even mention alcohol. It’s a bit surprising that he was arrested for public ….

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“Golden Voice” A Year Sober And Loving It

You may remember the story – a washed up, homeless DJ who got a second chance when a video of him went viral. A reporter filmed a short clip of Ted Williams holding a “Please Help” style cardboard sign. But when the reporter heard him speak, he suspected there was more to the story, and Ted ….

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Has Charlie Sheen Seen The Light?

In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Charlie Sheen tells us about how his enthusiasm for what appeared to be an out-of-control lifestyle was a sham. Not much of a surprise for those familiar with addiction. The justification of bad behavior is part of the mix, an expected part. We have a word for it ….

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Sheryl Crow In The Doghouse

The alcohol industry watchdog group – Alcohol Justice – has put singer Sheryl Crow in their virtual “doghouse” for her association with Treasury Wine Estates. They accuse the songstress of hypocrisy – on the one hand being an advocate for health and breast cancer awareness, and on the other, making money promoting products that increase the risk ….

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Mike Tyson Still Fighting – Alcoholism

In a couple of revealing confessions, former heavyweight boxing champion “Iron” Mike Tyson, confessed that he’s still battling his alcohol addiction, despite earlier reports of success in rehab. In an interview with TODAY show’s Matt Lauer, Tyson admitted he was just 12 days sober. The 47-year-old Tyson is making a comeback in boxing, not as ….

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