drug addiction

Lohan turns sober for family dinner


September 7th, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 7 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan, who has battled alcohol and drug addiction in the past, reportedly did not touch any drink when she went out to ... Read more...

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Sukhbir Badal asks centre to check drug smuggling


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) With Punjab facing a huge problem of drug addiction among the people, especially the youth, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Monday asked the central government ... Read more...

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Ronnie Wood struggling to kick the butt


August 31st, 2012 - 6:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Ronnie Wood is struggling to quit smoking.The Rolling Stones guitarist, who has battled with drink and drug addiction in the past, had promised girlfriend Sally ... Read more...

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Colin Farrell likes yoga


August 27th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 27 (IANS) Actor Colin Farrell says he enjoys doing yoga, and admits he is enjoying life a lot more at present.The 36-year-old, who has battled drug addiction ... Read more...

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Farrell’s memory loss


August 17th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Colin Farrell says he does not remember certain things about his past life and goes blank when trying to remember it."There are a few ... Read more...

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Brand regrets not helping Winehouse


August 13th, 2012 - 7:05 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 13 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand regrets not helping singer Amy Winehouse battle drug addiction, which led to her death.The 37-year-old actor is known to have ... Read more...

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Kathie Lee Gifford blasted for calling parents of drug addicts as failures


August 9th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The famous television presenter, Kathie Lee Gifford’s complaints about the parents of drug addicts caught her fans by surprise. Kathie said that the parents who cannot ... Read more...

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Vietnam hosts first gay parade


August 5th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 100 demonstrators Sunday rode bicycles and motorcycles through Vietnam capital Hanoi in the first gay pride parade in the communist state.The activists drove across ... Read more...

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Russell Brand still battles drug cravings


August 5th, 2012 - 2:30 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand has revealed that he still craves for drugs.Brand, who battled drug addiction, made the confession while filming BBC Three documentary "Russell Brand: ... Read more...

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Russian senators propose legalising handguns


July 25th, 2012 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A group of Russian senators have presented a report to the Federation Council for reforming the law on weapons and suggested legalising possession of ... Read more...

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My friend’s death saved me: Elton John


July 16th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 16 (IANS) Singer Elton John credits his late friend for helping him overcome his drug addiction.The singer was a huge cocaine addict when his 18-year-old friend Ryan White ... Read more...

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61-year-old peddler arrested with drugs worth Rs.3 crore


July 13th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) A 61-year-old man, facing trial in two cases of drug peddling, has been arrested here with heroin worth Rs.3 crore in international market, police said ... Read more...

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British billionaire ‘lived with wife’s body for four days’


July 12th, 2012 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) British billionaire Hans Kristian Rausing may have lived with his wife Eva's body for up to four days before it was found by police, Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Mitch Winehouse in shock over Amy’s death


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:50 am ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Mitch Winehouse thought he was "actually going insane" when first confronted with the death of his daughter Amy and says he went into complete shock."Coming ... Read more...

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Doherty in rehab, again


June 27th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Singer Pete Doherty has checked into a rehab in Thailand to get rid off his addition to cocaine and heroine."Peter has left the building, well ... Read more...

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Sheen doesn’t believe in rehab


June 27th, 2012 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
London, June 27 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen says he does not believe in rehabilitation anymore."I don't believe in rehab anymore. It's not for me. It's not for everyone. It's not ... Read more...

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Neurons controlling hunger also drive drug addiction: Study


June 25th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 25 (IANS) Researchers have zeroed in on a set of nerve cells (neurons) in the brain's hypothalamus that is not only linked with hunger and overeating, but also ... Read more...

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Researchers measure addiction to Facebook


May 8th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Oslo, May 8 (IANS) Are you a social media enthusiast or simply a Facebook addict? Researchers from Norway have developed a new tool to measure this phenomenon -- the ... Read more...

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How did British PM’s ex-girlfriend become a nun?


April 29th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) A former girlfriend of British Prime Minister David Cameron, who met her as a Conservative Party worker in the 1990s, left politics and worked in ... Read more...

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I want to be like my father: Sanjay Dutt


April 26th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Actor-producer Sanjay Dutt says he wants to be like his late father Sunil Dutt, who was like a pillar of strength for his family."I want ... Read more...

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Binge eating may cause addictive behaviour


April 25th, 2012 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) A history of binge eating -- consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time -- may prompt an individual to show other addictive ... Read more...

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Punjab to frame policy to curb drug addiction


April 20th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 20 (IANS) The Punjab government will soon have in place a policy to curb drug addiction among the people, especially among the youths of the state, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Doherty to pen novel on troubled life


April 17th, 2012 - 2:49 am ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) Rocker Pete Doherty is penning his first novel and taking inspiration from his troubled lifestyle for it.Doherty has fled his native Britain and now lives ... Read more...

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Brand to make documentary on drugs


April 8th, 2012 - 4:59 am ICT by IANS
London, April 8 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand is set to make a documentary about drug addiction.The actor, who has battled alcoholism and drug addiction, will make the documentary ... Read more...

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Drug users may face jail under new Russian bill


March 20th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian anti-drug watchdog has prepared a bill introducing punishment of up to two years in jail for drug users.According to the RAPSI news agency, ... Read more...

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Osbourne prefers therapy over medication


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Singer Kelly Osbourne says she prefers therapy sessions rather than medication to cope with her drug addiction issues.The 27-year-old has battled drink and drug addiction in ... Read more...

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One in five Russian teenagers is depressed


February 14th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About 20 percent of teenagers in Russia suffer from depression compared to the Western European average of five percent, the Unicef has said.Alcohol and drug ... Read more...

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Whitney Houston: Another star falls (Roundup)


February 12th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 12 (IANS) Highly acclaimed but troubled singer Whitney Houston was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room, sending shockwaves among her legions of fans and ... Read more...

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Celebs condole Whitney Houston’s death


February 12th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) From Bollywood celebs like Akshay Kumar and Sunidhi Chauhan to international stars Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga have shared their grief and sorrow at ... Read more...

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Mexico makes vaccine against drug addiction


February 6th, 2012 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 6 (IANS/EFE) A vaccine against heroin addiction that has been patented in Mexico will be ready for human use in around five years.Health Secretary Salomon Chertorivski said ... Read more...

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Educated women going for drugs in Pakistan


January 12th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Around 47 percent of women drug addicts in Pakistan are well educated and have had either college or university education, a top official has said.Around 21 ... Read more...

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Caring mom can keep kids away from drugs


December 8th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 8 (IANS) A caring mother could insulate her children from drug addiction later in life.Researchers from Australia's University of Adelaide and Duke University in the US showed for ... Read more...

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Afghanistan producing more opium: official


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 22 (IANS) Delegates taking part in a four-day conclave of heads of drug law enforcement agencies here voiced concern over the increase in the area under opium cultivation ... Read more...

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Well-off children also becoming solvent addicts: NGO


November 14th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) The menace of solvent addiction - which was once termed as the addiction of children living on platforms and pavements - is slowly creeping into ... Read more...

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Sarah is ideal for Amy charity: Mitch Winehouse


October 25th, 2011 - 6:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Late singer Amy Winehouse's father Mitch thinks singer Sarah Harding would be an "ideal" ambassador for The Amy Winehouse Foundation.Sarah checked into a rehab clinic ... Read more...

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