drug and alcohol abuse

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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I pray for Charlie Sheen, says dad Martin


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Hollywood legend Martin Sheen has revealed that he prays for his troubled son Charlie.The 'West Wing' star said the actor, who has fought a well-documented battle with drugs ... Read more...

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Whitney Houston Pregnant?


February 1st, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Feb 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) BET's Celebration of Gospel, emerged a hot and spicy speculation about the ace singer, Whitney Houston. This time, it was not because of her drug abuse ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey To Invite Ted Williams To OWN


January 8th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
She is no longer the talk show queen that America had known, else Oprah Winfrey would already have scheduled an interview with Ted Williams, the 53 year old man who has ... Read more...

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Amy Winehouse’s First Lyrics Found In London’s Trash


December 29th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
English singer Amy Winehouse’s first lyrics written at the age of seventeen in a school notebook was discovered among a pile of trash in a street of London. According to ... Read more...

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I Am Not At Fault: Lindsay Lohan


December 22nd, 2010 - 7:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan says that she is not at fault for the incident which recently took place at the Betty Ford Clinic in California where the actress is spending ... Read more...

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Kirsten Dunst’s ‘awful’ rehab experience


December 8th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 08 (ANI): In an interview, actress Kirsten Dunst has opened up about her rehab experience.Two years after she checked herself into the Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in Utah, Dunst has ... Read more...

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Josh Hamilton Avoided Alcohol Party and Attends Church


September 28th, 2010 - 2:46 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Josh Hamilton has had quite a battle with drugs and alcohol, but had recently found “help in his time of trouble”. After his career was almost ruined by ... Read more...

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Amir Khan blasts authorities for stripping ‘down and out’ Hatton of licences


September 24th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24(ANI): Brit boxer Amir Khan has accused the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) of being heartless for taking away former world light-welterweight champion Ricky Hatton's licences when he is ... Read more...

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Amy Winehouse contributes track for Quincy Jones


September 12th, 2010 - 10:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
September 12, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): latest reports suggest that famous British singer Amy Winehouse is going to contribute a track for the Quincy Jones tribute album. The popular ... Read more...

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Ladakh Confluence Called Off Due To Alleged Drug Abuse


July 10th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
July 10, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): All the music lovers in India were eagerly waiting for the much awaited Ladakh Confluence, one of the nation's largest eco-friendly music festivals, which was set ... Read more...

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Ex-addict Ozzy’s genome map to reveal why he’s still alive


June 14th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 14 (ANI): The mystery of why Ozzy Osbourne has survived years of drug and alcohol abuse may finally be busted - the former Black Sabbath star is set to have ... Read more...

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Girls as young as 12 selling themselves for sex in ‘young red light area’ in NZ


June 12th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Zealand, June 12 (ANI): Girls as young as 12 are selling themselves for sex in downtown Auckland, indicating a surge in underage prostitution in the area.Senior Constable Mark Riddell of the ... Read more...

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Alec Baldwin Set To Entertain Audience At ‘SNL’ Finale


May 7th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Los Angeles, May 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Alec Baldwin will appear as the host for the popular television show "Saturday Night Live" on the 15th of May celebrating the final episode ... Read more...

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Gays more likely to experience violent events, mental illness


April 16th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): Gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and heterosexuals who have ever had a same-sex sex partner are one-and-a-half to two times as likely to experience violent events, especially in childhood, ... Read more...

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Card Hacker Albert Gonzalez Gets 20 Years


March 29th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar March 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Albert Gonzalez, who made many people across the world poor by looting their bank accounts with the help of payment card hacking will now lie behind ... Read more...

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Dwight Gooden’s DUI arrest reflects his sad life


March 25th, 2010 - 8:48 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
March 25, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The former New York Mets pitcher, Dwight Gooden faces charges of driving under the influence of drugs and leaving the scene of an accident. He ... Read more...

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Drew Barrymore says ‘I’m not sober’


September 25th, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 25 (ANI): Drew Barrymore has said that she is not completely sober following a turbulent childhood, which was marked by drug and alcohol abuse and two stints in rehab.The 'Charlie's ... Read more...

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Substance abuse increases schizophrenia-violence association


August 11th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 11 (ANI): A study has confirmed the association between schizophrenia and violence, and shown that drug and alcohol abuse may greatly increase it.Published in the open access journal PLoS ... Read more...

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Mental ailments soar among Jharkhand women


June 3rd, 2009 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
By Nityanand Shukla Ranchi, June 3 (IANS) Cases of depression, amnesia and schizophrenia being reported in Jharkhand has significantly increased since 2000, particularly among women, say psychiatrists.One of the reasons may ... Read more...

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Drug education ‘curbs risky sexual behaviour in teens’


April 30th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): School-based drug education programmes can significantly curb risky behaviour and drug abuse in teenagers, suggests a new study.The researchers found that young adults who had been exposed to ... Read more...

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Drug prevention programmes help teens curb risky sex


April 30th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) School-based drug education programmes for teens also help curb risky sex, according to a new study. Young adults exposed to a popular drug abuse prevention programme as adolescents were ... Read more...

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Britney walks off stage over marijuana smoking fans


April 10th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 10 (ANI): Despite having a history full of drug and alcohol abuse, Britney Spears recently walked off stage only because she made to feel uncomfortable by fans smoking marijuana ... Read more...

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Vital chromosome linked with schizophrenia in Tamil Nadu


October 13th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) Scientists at the Schizophrenia Research Foundation in Chennai, India and Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research have found significant evidence that links the chromosome 1 region with schizophrenia ... Read more...

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A fifth of young Brits think their parents have taken drugs


October 5th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 5 (ANI): One in five young Britons think that their parents have taken drugs, reports a new survey.According to a poll commissioned by specialist drug and alcohol charity Addaction, ... Read more...

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Booze, drugs, sex posing a threat to teens health


August 27th, 2008 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 27 (ANI): Booze, drugs, cigarettes and sex are adversely affecting the health of British teenagers, says a new report.According to the report released by Tories, British kids as young ... Read more...

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