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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.

It's Time To Talk About It: Everyone Can Do... Just One Thing

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

Eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. They don't discriminate by size, weight, ethnicity, gender, culture, age, or anything else.

Charlie Sheen's Stay-at-Home Rehab Schedule

Frank Santopadre | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Frank Santopadre

Sheen's critics say he's not taking his addiction seriously, but a look at the star's rigorous rehab schedule reveals that he'll be plenty busy...

Under The Sheen: What Makes Charlie Run, Crash And Burn...Again

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Regardless of how erratic, irrational, self-defeating and self-destructive a person's behavior, somewhere in their mixed-up mind, it is in the service of self-preservation.

This Week's Shining and Falling Stars: A.J. McLean and Nicole Kidman

Judy Kurtz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Judy Kurtz

This is what you might call a "duh" moment: Nicole Kidman is finally fessing up to using Botox.

Teenage Trainwrecks: The New Prom Queens?

Jessica Massa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Massa

Let's be honest: female teen idols have never been the most well-behaved bunch. So why do I find this latest crop so worrisome? What has me shakin...

The Secret Addiction Behind Lindsay Lohan's Public Life

Jonathan Sprinkles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Sprinkles

Lindsay Lohan's most harrowing addiction isn't discussed often. It is the most powerful drug of all: attention.

5 Reasons to Never Date a Man-Boy Like Charlie Sheen

David Wygant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wygant

This is an open letter to all women. Wake up! If you're attractive and are thinking about dating a man-boy like Charlie Sheen, here are five reasons to avoid this man (and men like him) for the rest of your life

Josh Hamilton, Pete Rose and the Power of Redemption

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. John Newton Before he played in his first major league baseball game in 2007, I ...

Examining the Viability of Substance Abuse Treatment Today

Deni Carise | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

Regarding rehabilitation programs, defining successful substance abuse treatment as one that produces 100 percent abstinence for the rest of a person's life is a naïve and useless benchmark.

Celebrity Rehab 101 -- Risks and Prevention

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Every week another celebrity shows up in Rehab. The addicted star has been a staple of plays, then movies, now unreality television. Are there any ways to present this massacre of talent?