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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?

Free Lindsay Lohan?

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

If LL hasn't been using, what exactly is she being educated about and treated for?

Narcissism and Grandiosity: What We Can Learn from Lindsay Lohan

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Blake Fleetwood

The great myth in the rehab community is that you can go in for a month, or jail for 90 days, and come out clean and sober. Lindsay, Paris, Britney -- there are no short cuts.

Con Games: Aspen's Big Lie

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

No doubt the retirement of Sheriff Bob Braudis of Pitkin County at the end of 2010 means he rides off blithely into the sunset after two decades in the saddle, all but untouched by the likes of me.

Should Eating Disorders Be Covered on Reality TV?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

As an eating disorder therapist, who has overcome her own eating disorder, I can tell you that if I were in treatment, and suffering, I would not want camera crews, microphones and lights in my face.

Can Famous People Be Normal? Yes ... If We Let Them

Lisa Haisha | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Haisha

Fame can happen to anyone -- actors, musicians, politicians, corporate CEOs and even the mom next door (with the right reality show to help). But is fame all it's cracked up to be?

Promises Malibu Tries To Rehab Its Image

Remaking Promises | Alexa Hyland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Promises Treatment Centers became famous for its Hollywood clientele, including starlets Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. But when those stars suffer...

Ryan Grim

Dr. Drew Getting Ripped For Suggesting Lindsay Lohan Be Framed For Drug Use | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Celebrity addiction specialist Drew Pinsky -- who goes by Dr. Drew -- is taking an online beating for suggesting that the best way to deal with Lindsa...

Sex Rehab: The Newest Hollywood Trend?

David Wygant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wygant

Before we go sending everyone who cheats off to sex rehab, maybe we should consider that monogamy is not for everyone.

Exclusive! Famous Banker Emerges From Rehab!

Fortune's Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
<i>Fortune</i>'s Stanley Bing

There are the bar, nursing a tumbler of brown liquor, was a certain investment banking CEO not unknown to those who read the crime blotter. We struck up a conversation.

St. Vincent's Hospital Will End Inpatient Services: Acute, Rehab, Behavioral Health Care Services Cut

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Officials say St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan will shut its inpatient services after efforts to rescue the debt-ridden institutio...

Tiger Woods: Tiger, Tiger, Hitting Bottom

Matthew DeBord | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Matthew DeBord

We know that Tiger Woods, who glimpsed his heights, has now experienced his bottom. Tiger Woods is capable of monstrously distorted conduct. There is Jekyll. There is Hyde. There is Tiger.

What Are We Going to Do About Gambling Addicts?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My solution to gambling addiction would be same one that seems to be helping keep track of sexual predators: A national registry. If widely shared, such a list could prevent addicts from any legalized gambling.

Prison vs. Rehab: What Really Works

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dr. Howard Samuels

Is being in prison going to make Cameron Douglas stop craving, using or selling drugs? Will he restructure his life so he can live without crystal meth? I think not.

Zhora, Russian Chimp, Goes To Rehab For Booze Addiction

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Zhora, a chimp in a Russian zoo, has become addicted to smoking and an alcoholic after visitors gave him too many "treats." "We asked visitors not to...

Tiger Woods: In Hope of Moving Forward

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

After my own rehab and participation in various 12-step programs, I also made apologies to men, women, friends and family, but unlike Tiger, I had the luxury of doing so privately.

Addiction: Tough Love Or Tough Luck? Empathy Works Better

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

As a former heroin and cocaine addict, I was horrified by what I learned about treatment before I sought help: the idea was that addiction is cured by "tough love," by breaking people in order to fix them.

What Tiger Woods and Britney Spears Can Teach Us About Rehab (WATCH)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


Your Health Insurer Now Has Plans (and Permission) to Rob You Blind

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Handler

While cutting benefits available to those that need them, Blue Cross of California will simultaneously be raising the cost to employers of purchasing coverage for their workers.

Happiness in the Post-Shopping Economy

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

My late mother used shopping as a hobby. If she were still alive, I wonder if she would be looking for something else to occupy her time. It seems many Americans are.

QUIZ: Admitting you have an Internet Addiction

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Fall City treatment center has provided this checklist to help individuals determine whether they or a loved one are suffering from internet addiction:

Addiction Recovery Center "Could Have Saved Brittany Murphy?"

LA Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

In the department of "too soon," a Malibu addiction-recovery center is apparently touting its effectiveness and privacy in the wake of Brittany Murphy...

Amy Winehouse's Dad: Rehab A Waste

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LONDON — Amy Winehouse's father says Britain is wasting money on drug addicts who are too quick to say "yes, yes, yes" to rehab. Mitch Winehous...

Addiction In U.S. At Pandemic Levels | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Untreated alcohol and drug addiction in the United States remains at pandemic levels, with little change from year to year, an expert says....