drug and alcohol

Russia bans award-winning film over ‘porn’


August 19th, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Serbian arthouse movie that swept a prestigious European festival this year was banned from screening in Russia, prompting allegations of censorship.The film, "Clip", was ... Read more...

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Indonesian bus drivers face drug tests for Eid


August 14th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Aug 14 (IANS) Ahead of the upcoming festival of Eid al-Fitr, bus drivers in pre-dominantly Islamic Indonesia are being made to undergo tests for drugs and alcohol consumption and ... Read more...

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We did our best to save Amy: Mitch Winehouse


July 9th, 2012 - 2:25 am ICT by IANS
London, July 9 (IANS) Mitch Winehouse, father of late singer Amy, says he tried his best to keep her away from drug and alcohol.Mitch recently published a tell-all book about ... Read more...

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Winehouse’s life-size statue in Camden?


June 8th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 8 (IANS) There are plans to put up a life-size bronze statue of late singer Amy Winehouse at the Roundhouse concert hall, near her home in Camden, ... Read more...

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Brain networks explain why some teenagers smoke


April 30th, 2012 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Scientists have been intrigued by why some teenagers start smoking or experimenting with drugs while others do not.In the largest imaging study of its kind, involving ... Read more...

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Singapore hospital to give online treatment to gamblers


April 4th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, April 4 (IANS) A hospital in Singapore has launched a self-help online interactive guide book to help gamblers reluctant to seek formal treatment despite having problems.The National Addictions Management ... Read more...

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I’m proud of my daughter: Houston’s mom


March 31st, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Whitney Houston's grieving mother, Cissy Houston has broken her silence about her daughter's death saying that she is proud of the late singer.Cissy made her first ... Read more...

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72,000 British families lack male role models


March 11th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) Around 72,000 families in Britain have no male parent or role models at home and are headed by a single mother, a study has found.An ... Read more...

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Problem teens bashing up parents


February 24th, 2012 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 24 (IANS) Domestic violence has got a little bit nastier with a growing number of problem teens abusing and bashing up their parents, a study reveals.Flinders University law ... Read more...

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Man kills wife nagging him to give up drugs


February 22nd, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) A 36-year-old property dealer in west Delhi was arrested for murdering his wife, who was repeatedly urging him to give up his drugs habit, said ... Read more...

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KFI suspends John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou


February 17th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Feb 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) KFI has suspended John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou for some unpalatable comments that they made about late singer Whitney Houston. The pair hosts a popular radio ... Read more...

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Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48 (Lead)


February 12th, 2012 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 12 (IANS) Iconic American singer Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48, her publicist said.Houston's publicist Kristen Foster confirmed the singer's death.The cause of ... Read more...

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Keith Richards undergoes laser eye surgery


January 7th, 2012 - 7:40 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) Rolling Stones' Keith Richards has undergone laser eye surgery to get rid of his glasses.The legendary rocker has survived years of drug and alcohol abuse, and ... Read more...

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Women punished for stealing from weddings


November 29th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Worcester, Mass., Nov 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two women have been ordered to pay more than $4,100 for stealing gifts at weddings. The women have also been placed on a three-year probation and ... Read more...

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New genetic links to impulsive behaviour found


November 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Being impulsive can explain many things -- why we utter things we regret, buy items that we can do without or even develop dangerous addictions. Indeed, ... Read more...

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Brand to receive Man of the Year award


October 29th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 29 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand is all set to receive the Man of the Year award from a charity, Friendly House.Brand will receive the award from ... Read more...

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SCRIPT 2012 film fest invites entries


October 13th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Oct 13 (IANS) A film festival with a difference -- only entertaining short films and documentaries with social relevance, the second edition of SCRIPT (Social and Corporate Responsibility International ... Read more...

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Love of coffee could hook you on drugs


October 11th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Love of coffee could also get you hooked on drugs -- so beware, warn scientistsThose who respond well to caffeine, found in energy drinks too, often ... Read more...

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Intoxication fuels sexual aggression


September 8th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) Short tempered men are most likely to commit acts of sexual aggression when intoxicated, says a research."Having a more precise understanding of alcohol's role in sexual ... Read more...

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Keith Urban’s fragrance inspired by ‘Hard Times’


August 9th, 2011 - 9:56 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Singer Keith Urban, who named the debut scent 'Phoenix', says it is inspired by his battle with sobriety.The country singer checked into a clinic to ... Read more...

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‘Angel’ Amy Winehouse cremated


July 27th, 2011 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Late British singer Amy Winehouse was cremated Tuesday after a memorial service was held in north London, world media reported.The five-time Grammy award winner ... Read more...

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Coroner: Amy Winehouse’s death is non suspicious


July 25th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A coroner official says police preliminary investigation at the scene where Amy Winehouse was found dead on Saturday has suggested that there was no ... Read more...

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Sheen’s ex heading back to rehab


July 18th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen's estranged wife, Broke Mueller, has decided to go to a rehabilitation centre in Mexico to get rid of her drug addiction.Mueller is heading ... Read more...

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Food addiction - a condition with clinical symptoms


July 12th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 12 (IANS) A new study has found that food addiction is an identifiable condition with clinical symptoms, characterised by a psycho-behavioural profile as in conventional drug-abuse disorders.The study ... Read more...

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Brooke Mueller completes rehab stint


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen's estranged wife Brooke Mueller has finished her 45-day treatment programme at a rehab centre.Mueller, who has endured a long drug and alcohol abuse ... Read more...

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Putin against compulsory anti-drug treatment


June 30th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Thursday spoke out against compulsory treatment for drug and alcohol addiction."It is necessary to persuade a person, to bring up ... Read more...

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Jeff Conaway’s health condition is grim


May 24th, 2011 - 2:14 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New reports on the health of Jeff Conaway say the actor’s recovery from pneumonia remains “increasingly grim.” A source cited in the report said a blood ... Read more...

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Russian schools may launch mandatory drug tests


May 17th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Mandatory drug tests in schools may soon be introduced in Russia if substance abuse among schoolchildren does not come to a halt, the country's top ... Read more...

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Child Protective Services visit Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon


May 15th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 15 (IANS) Child Protective Services officials paid a visit to new parents Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon after they welcomed their twins Moroccan and Monroe, following allegations ... Read more...

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I blew $20m on drugs and booze, says Steven Tyler


May 2nd, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 02 (ANI): The Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has revealed that he has spent 20million dollars on drugs, leaving himself almost penniless from spending so much money on cocaine and heroin.Tyler, ... Read more...

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Russia hit by internet addiction


April 27th, 2011 - 9:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 27 (IANS) Psychologists in Russia say addiction to the world wide web has begun affecting the teenaged population in the country.This obsession with the internet could be ... Read more...

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‘Teen Mom’ star challenges Kim Kardashian to boxing match?


April 26th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): 'Teen Mom' star Jenelle Evans has challenged Kim Kardashian to a Put Up or Shut Up Celebrity Boxing match.According to Hollywoodlife.com, if Kardashian, 30, agrees to the bout, ... Read more...

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Nicki Minaj motivated by mother


April 26th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Singer Nicki Minaj says her desire to succeed in the music industry comes from her tough childhood and her desire to provide a better life to ... Read more...

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Alcohol can help brain to learn, remember better


April 13th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has found that drinking alcohol primes certain areas of our brain to learn and remember better.Neurobiologist Hitoshi Morikawa said the common view that drinking is ... Read more...

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Love for Nicole Kidman helped Keith Urban quit drugs


April 9th, 2011 - 5:28 am ICT by IANS
London, April 9 (IANS) Singer Keith Urban has revealed that the love for his actress-wife Nicole Kidman helped him give up drugs.The country singer, who has two daughters - ... Read more...

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