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What Happened to Victoria Siegel?

What Happened to Victoria Siegel? As the fans of the Queen of Versailles and those who knew the beautiful Victoria Sigel continue to mourn her passing in June of this year, the results of her autopsy confirm suspicions her death was caused by her addiction to Xanax. Victoria was prescribed...

Grammy Award Winning Artist Macklemore Opens Up About Relapsing Last Year

Rap artist Macklemore, known for radio hits such as “Can’t Hold Us,” has opened up about the drug relapse he suffered in 2014, according to ABC News. He admitted that he held it together for quite some time before he stopped participating in 12-step meetings. Macklemore attributes his relapse to...

Improving Your Working Memory Is the Key to Avoiding Drug and Alcohol Addiction

If you want to know how to stop kids from even experimenting with drugs and alcohol, you may be surprised to learn simple testing and subsequent intervention from a young age may be just the thing- but it’s not quite what you think. According to ProjectKnow, having a strong working...

Marijuana May Help Treat Opiate Withdrawal

Fighting drug addiction with more drugs seems odd to say the least, especially with a drug that is still considered illegal on a federal level. A new study conducted by Columbia University may have found a correlation between marijuana abating the adverse symptoms of withdrawal for recovering opiate addicts, according...

Music Icon Whitney Houston’s Daughter, Bobbi Kristina, Has Passed At Age 22

According to reports from Yahoo News, Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter to music superstars Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has passed at the tender age of 22. Brown was found in the bathtub of her home unconscious just six months ago and died at a hospice in Duluth, Georgia over the...

Researchers Discover Link Between Addiction and Lack of Stimulation

A group of researchers at UC Berkeley found a correlation between lack of mental stimulation as a catalyst for developing a drug addiction. The study analyzed the effects of cocaine of intellectually stimulated mice, according to The Daily Californian. UCSF neuroscience doctoral student and lead author of the paper, Josiah Boivin,...

Recent Study Reveals That Global Alcohol Abuse Rates Are Down, However US Alcohol Abuse Rates Are Up

According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, global alcohol abuse rates are down by 7.6 percent since 1990, however the United States has seen a 5.5 percent increase within that same period of time. Research found that in the year 2013, 78.6 people worldwide were diagnosed with an Alcohol Use Disorder...

New Study Suggests Jealousy and Low Self-Esteem In A Relationship Can Lead To Alcoholism

A study conducted by a team of researchers from University of Houston discovered that there is a link between a higher susceptibility for becoming an alcoholic and jealousy. However, researchers want to emphasize that jealousy typically stems from being enraptured in a bad relationship where a person’s value or self-esteem depends...

Is Miley Cyrus Addicted to Xanax?

Say it isn’t so Miley! According to alleged speculation from Wetpaint Miley Cyrus may be addicted to depressant drugs, and more specifically, Xanax. The prescription medication is typically prescribed to treat anxiety disorders; when abused, the substances unhinges one’s inhibitions and makes them more prone to participating in questionable behaviors-...

Breaking the Bonds of Addiction with Literature: New Study Reveals Developing Cognition Fights Drugs & Alcohol

According to a new study, involving ourselves in intellectually stimulating environments help rewire our internal reward system (which is mostly the function responsible for addiction), and stave off future addiction. According to the Economic Times, the study was published in the journal of Neuropharmacology. Researchers found research mice who were...

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