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Grey's Anatomy Star Eric Dane in Rehab for Prescription Pills

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Still recovering from a bruising sex tape with Rebecca Gayheart, TV's "McSteamy" announces that he's addicted to painkillers he was taking for a sports injury. MORE  

Now Two Years Sober, '80s Pop Icon Boy George Invites Amy Winehouse to Join Him at AA

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Boy George, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bono, Marianne Faithfull, George Michael, Ozzy Osbourne, Amy Winehouse—how do you sign up for that meeting? MORE  

Roger Ebert’s “Jackass” Tweet Draws Criticism

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Roger Ebert’s tweet did not sit well with friends and family of Ryan Dunn, who died Monday in a car crash. MORE  

Ex-CSI Star in Trouble Again

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Gary Dourdan, formerly of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, arrested for drugs after car crash. MORE  

Sugar Ray Pulls No Punches in New Autobiography

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"I was 25... in a state of limbo—I resorted to a band aid which was cocaine and alcohol.” MORE  

Book 'Em, Danno: Rick Springfield Busted for DUI

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Australian pop star recently pulled over and popped for DUI on the eve of his guest appearance on Hawaii Five-O, but wins mug shot contest over Nick Nolte. MORE  

New Brew for the Royal Wedding Features Something Extra

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Brew Dog hopes to make the happy couple even happier. MORE  

Afroman Gets Burned

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Marijuana minstrel Afroman evidently forgot to show up for the concert—his own. Stoner move! MORE  

Top Gun's Kelly McGillis Stars at New Jersey Rehab

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A few decades after taming Tom Cruise, the once-wild actress tamed down her own act, landed a job at a recovery house, and is set to release a new movie this weekend. MORE  

Ziggy Marley to debut "Marijuana Man" Comic Strip on 4/20

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Faster than a speeding bullet? Not this comic superhero. MORE  

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Rehabilitation Directories

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Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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