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'Not My Kid': When Parents are in Denial

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Linda Durnell

Families struggling with addictions are part of our community. We should strive to help, support and understand that which threatens any and all of our families.

'Nurse Jackie' Checks Herself Out Of Rehab

Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

Apparently, three episodes in rehab is about all Jackie can stand. In this week's "Nurse Jackie" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on Showtime), she was just shy of ha...

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Drug Abuse: 'Being A Celebrity Can Be Dangerous'

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.23.2012 | Latino Voices

Demi Lovato is in a really good place these days. The 19-year-old singer just released a new music video for her hit song, "Give Your Heart A Brea...

EXCERPT: Author's Painful Struggle To Sobriety

Bill Clegg | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Bill Clegg

Somewhere in the camaraderie and comfort and genuine usefulness to each other, we made our way first to ninety days clean and then, slowly, began to live sober lives.

Lindsey Lohan, Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr. Announce Addiction Venture

Mark Steinberg | Posted 06.09.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Actress Lindsay Lohan today announced that she and several other prominent addicts have partnered to form "Prehab," a boutique academy devoted to helping individuals who do not have drug, alcohol or sex problems gain entry to the most exclusive rehabilitation facilities in the world.

Ex-Miss Russia Having Trouble In Rehab

AP | Posted 03.20.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Prosecutors say a former Miss Russia has been hoarding pills to try to get high while in court-ordered drug treatment. A New York City ju...

Demi Lovato's Long Road to Recovery

Joshua Lyon | Posted 05.07.2012 | TV
Joshua Lyon

I didn't expect much from the MTV special Demi Lovato: Stay Strong, figuring it would be a lot of spin about the former Disney star's rehab stint -- a generic, PR-laced message of salvation with no real details about what the 19-year-old is truly like. I'm happy to be proven wrong.

Alexander Eichler

Executives In Rehab Won't Quit This Habit

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

When Natalie was in rehab last year, she noticed a lot of people on the phone. Many of the other patients at Passages Malibu -- the California trea...

Heather Locklear: What Is She Running From?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 03.26.2012 | Celebrity
Dr. Jane Greer

For Locklear it may be that her fears of the past have become her fences of the present. Hopefully she will get the help she needs to be able to tackle the underlying problems, instead of trying to numb what she is feeling, so that perhaps she can finally be able to stop running.

Confronting Heroin Addict's Mother Before The 'Intervention'

Posted 03.11.2012 | TV

For an "Intervention" (Mon, 10 p.m. EST on A&E) to be successful in the long-term, the family support structure has to be strong and on board with the...

Clueless Judge Serves Cameron Douglas With More Prison Time Because of His Drug Addiction

Anthony Papa | Posted 02.24.2012 | Crime
Anthony Papa

I have written about this many times here on The Huffington Post. But in reality, is an additional four and a half years -- two and a half more than the government sought to punish Cameron for his crime of addiction -- worth it?

Residential Rehab and the Family's Participation

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Women who are married with children are supposed to be the family's pillar of strength -- the matriarch. There seems to be more judgment toward a wife and mother who is drinking and can't take care of her family, especially her children.

Rehab Factory

Monah Li | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact
Monah Li

During my education to become an addiction counselor, I've done internships in a few rehabs and saw that the main reason that people relapse is because they have no jobs when they get out from treatment.

Who Is Responsible For Amy's Death?

Stanton Peele | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Although a senior London police officer has urged the media not to speculate over the cause of Amy Winehouse's death (which is very wise), almost everyone assumes it is substance related.

Demi Lovato: I Was Completely Out Of Line Last Summer

Posted 10.04.2011 | Celebrity

Former Disney star Demi Lovato sat down with Elle Magazine for a frank discussion about the events that led her to rehab last November. The actress...

Amy Winehouse: A Lesson for Kids

Bruce Kluger | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Bruce Kluger

It was my older daughter who broke the news of Winehouse's death to me, and I could instantly detect her confusion about it all, as if it somehow didn't compute.

Back to Black

Kate Brown | Posted 09.24.2011 | Entertainment
Kate Brown

Despite Amy Winehouse's sometimes outlandish antics, she made the ladies who listened to her want to be a bit naughty themselves. A modern-day rebel without a cause, she epitomized the life and times of a genuine rock and roller.

WATCH: Eric Dane Checks Himself Into Rehab

Posted 09.19.2011 | Celebrity

Eric Dane has checked himself into rehab, reports People. The "Grey's Anatomy" star has entered a rehab facility in Los Angeles to battle an addiction...

In Treatment

Rise Birnbaum | Posted 08.15.2011 | Entertainment
Rise Birnbaum

Why is "in treatment" the magic phrase? Because it shows the rest of us radio listeners, TV watchers and online surfers that "the fallen" are taking steps to get their lives together. In reality it's a chance for the dude in the news to squirm out of the crosshairs.

Why Addiction Recovery Is Possible At Any Age

Deni Carise | Posted 07.02.2011 | Home
Deni Carise

It's easy to look at young people and imagine them overcoming addiction, but it's important to realize that anyone -- regardless of age -- can get better.

Is Your Loved One Considering Rehab Again? 4 Questions To Ask First

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

One of the most common questions clients and I discuss is that their loved one has already been in a residential rehab two or more times and recently ...

Elizabeth Taylor Found Being of Service Her Drug of Choice

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 05.27.2011 | Home
Dr. Howard Samuels

Elizabeth Taylor's disregard for public opinion when it came to her personal life served her well as she let everyone know that even the biggest movie star in the world could survive addiction, one day at a time, just like you and me.

Charlie Sheen: 'Network 2011'?

Amy Spies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amy Spies

Just like the Network newscaster Howard Beale, Sheen felt unsupported and unappreciated by his network employer and lashed out. Beale had been coldly fired; Sheen felt he'd been dissed.

Explaining Charlie Sheen

Mark Olmsted | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Olmsted

I was no sitcom star, nor was I wealthy or famous. But I was well-educated, talented, loved by family and friends. Despite these blessings, I could not stop using crystal meth.

Rehab, Religion and the Resurrection of Filter's Richard Patrick

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Andrew Shaffer

Sobriety has re-invigorated and re-energized Richard Patrick. He enjoys his life, his music, and his family. "Life isn't a dress rehearsal," he says, grateful to make the most of his second chance.