Archive for the ‘Celebrity Addiction’ Category

  • Actor Chevy Chase Reflects on Painkiller Rehabilitation

    Comedian and actor Chevy Chase, best known for his roles on "Fletch" and the "National Lampoon’s Vacation" series, has recently reflected on his time in Rehab to treat a painkiller addiction during the 1980s.

    Chase’s discussion of his rehabilitation comes after the death of former President Gerald Ford, a friend of Chevy Chase. The actor recently credited Betty Ford, wife of President Ford, for his recovery, stating that if she hadn’t stepped forward with being honest about her own alcohol addiction and starting the clinic, he would not have sought assistance in stopping his own addiction.

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  • Illegal Prescription Drug Ring and Corey Haim’s Death

    California authorities have made an arrest in what they say is a massive fraud ring involving prescription drugs; there may also be a direct link to the recent overdose death of 1980s teen icon Corey.

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  • Kelly Osbourne Admits Vicodin Addiction

    In her upcoming book, “Fierce,” 24-year-old Kelly Osbourne—daughter of Ozzy and Sharon—reveals that she was once addicted to the narcotic painkiller Vicodin. She writes that after being prescribed the drug, her use of the painkiller eventually spiraled out of control.

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  • Prescription Drug Abuse Source of Rush Limbaugh’s Rapid Weight Loss?

    Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh’s recent dramatic weight loss has many people wondering whether it is tied to drug abuse. Though Limbaugh credits the weight loss to medical supplements from Quick Weight Loss Centers, it is not the first time dramatic changes to Limbaugh’s body have been speculated to have been caused by drug abuse.

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The Pain of Addiction

Vicodin addiction often starts innocently enough. Most people start taking Vicodin or other pain medications after surgery or an injury. But then they can’t stop. They need more to get the same pain relief. They start doctor shopping to get more pills. And the cycle continues until it takes over their lives.