My First Day in Rehab: Why Am I Here?
I looked down at my own trembling hands and realized I was in the right place.

I woke up at 6 a.m. in a room with two twin beds, and someone I had never met was snoring loudly. My hands shook with such ferocity I could feel it in my toenails. This is not my life, I thought. I could not possibly be in rehab. Rehab was for celebrities and drug [...]

Is Adderall the New Drug of Choice for NFL Players?
“Half the league” takes Adderall, according to Richard Sherman of the Seahawks.

The abuse of Adderall has become an epidemic in the NFL as numerous players have tested positive for amphetamine use in recent years, but it remains unclear if the league’s revised drug policy will help the problem. Adderall is a prescription medication commonly used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in both kids and [...]

New Study Links Compulsive Sex to Drug Addictions
Compulsive sex and substance abuse are both influenced by attentional bias.

People who engage in risky sex, have multiple sexual partners, or frequently mix sex with drugs/alcohol are often labeled sex addicts. But is it really an addiction that causes them to indulge in Compulsive Sexual Behaviors (CSB)? Or is it simply an impulse control disorder? Well, new research indicates that substance abuse disorders and CSB [...]

Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Drug Confession
“I was high on vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio." - Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke was already in the middle of a public image nightmare and his latest admission isn’t doing anything to turn that around. Things started going downhill for the 37-year-old singer shortly after his raunchy VMA performance duet with Miley Cyrus. Just a few short months afterward, Thicke’s wife, Paula Patton, left him and announced [...]

Your Ultimate Guide to Daybreaker Sober Dance Parties
Catch this early-morning craze in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.

People in recovery are quick to say that you can live a sober life and still have fun. However, the problem for many recovering addicts is that a night of clubbing can quickly lead to trouble. With an atmosphere that’s fueled by drugs and alcohol, modern nightclubs and electronic dance music (EDM) raves create the [...]

‘Curly Sue’ Opens Up About Her Struggle with Addiction
"I prayed to a god I had never believed in… and then called my mom." -Ali Porter

As it stands today, no one really falls to the floor in shock and awe after learning another former child actor has run off the rails. Tales of child actor debauchery back in the 1970s took the public by surprise, especially when the stories detailed the drug and alcohol use of household names like Danny [...]

New Study Challenges Sugar Addiction Claims
Can we really become addicted to the chemical substances in foods?

For years, we’ve been warned of the addictive dangers posed by sugar. From warm and gooey chocolate chip cookies to jelly-filled doughnuts, researchers felt certain that a steady diet of sinfully sugary treats not only packed on the pounds, it also created a physical addiction to sugar. Now, however, it looks like that train of [...]

What is the Most Commonly Abused Drug in America?
Twenty million Americans admitted to smoking marijuana in 2013.

September is National Recovery Month, but far too few people are taking steps to overcome their addictions. A new report has found that nearly 10 percent of Americans ages 12 and older are admitted drug users, while just over 10 percent received help for their addictions at a specialty treatment facility. The government report used [...]

The NFL’s Drug Policies: What You Need to Know
Was the suspension fair for Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker?

Halfway into the second week of National Football League’s (NFL) 2014 season, there’s plenty of drama both on and off the field. From domestic violence to illegal performance enhancing drugs, the NFL and its players are in the middle of a media nightmare – one that centers squarely on the ratification of an updated and [...]

US Expands Program to Dispose of Prescription Drugs
An astounding 6,072 official drop-off sites are located across the country.

Thanks to a new Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rule, more Americans will be able to safely and properly dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days. The DEA is widening its drug take-back program, establishing additional drop-off locations around the country. The increased disposal of these prescription medications is expected to decrease [...]